Studio Visits are a crucial part of understanding an artist’s motives and background. It is the dealers’ opportunity to experience art as it was created, see works in progress and speak with the artist about their practice.
Art Basel time!
Our passes allowed us in the Miami Convention Center on Opening Night at 4pm, Wednesday, December 6th. Art Basel is filled with the premier art galleries across the world. It is hard to pick favorites for the art is sensational. The exhibitions feel like a museum but are organized by galleries.
After the Marguellis Collection, we headed into Miami’s Design District to see Shop Architect’s, “Flotsam & Jetsam” installation. The installation was designed for last years Art Basel and the city made it permanent, but moved the location to the Design District.
This was Octavia Art’s 7th time at Art Basel, but my first year joining the team in Miami. One can feel the excitement as soon as you step off the plane, which for me, was at 6am on Wednesday morning. There is incredible energy and it feels as if everyone around is giddy with anticipation about the upcoming fair. Wednesday is opening day. It is when the VIP crew gets a first look at the collection being shown at Art Basel.
Octavia Art Online is LIVE from San Francisco
Octavia Art showcases the work of emerging and established contemporary artists from around the world. This blog is a behind the scenes look into how we do just that. With locations in both New Orleans and Houston, there are a ton of different exhibitions, studio visits, art fairs, among other events. Travel the world with us to learn more about the artists and their culture. In fact, the blog is from Octavia Street in San Francisco! By taking a glimpse into the action, we hope to bring the artist’s work and story closer to you.