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Art Miami 2011: Pop Culture Nudity, Creepy Babies, and Gnarly Facial Hair

Cultist firmly believes in Occupy Movement--corporate greed and economic inequality are two things we absolutely abhor. Admittedly, however, we got down with the 1% last night at Art Miami.

Don't judge, if you heard there'd be free booze and finger foods you'd jump at the opportunity also. And quite frankly, the 1% roaming the 125,000 square foot pavilion and dropping serious coinage on museum-quality contemporary art at last night's VIP opening were incredibly welcoming. Sure they mistook us for the wait staff and demanded more sandwiches, but everyone makes mistakes.

Check out some of our favorite pieces from this year's Art Miami festival after the cut.

Xiao Fan, Toys No. 2
Xiao Fan, Toys No. 2
Photos by Victor Gonzalez

Where are your parents, kid? You're surrounded by choking hazards.

Robert Indiana's piece served as a nice alphabet refresher.

Henneke Beaumont, Abundance and Chaos
Henneke Beaumont, Abundance and Chaos

This is just a closeup of a $60,000 sculpture. We couldn't afford a wide-angle lens to get the whole shot.

We're not big Star Wars fans, but we would've guessed that Darth Vader would've carried a bigger lightsaber.

Lee Waisler, Albert Einstein S
Lee Waisler, Albert Einstein S

This Einstein's so much better than that poster we had in college.

 

Don Nice, Gorilla
Don Nice, Gorilla

By far the most impressive oil painting of a gorilla we've ever seen. If we had an extra 114 x 83 1/2 inches of wall space, we'd totally hang this beast up.

Art Miami 2011: Pop Culture Nudity, Creepy Babies, and Gnarly Facial Hair

What'chu looking at?

Art Miami 2011: Pop Culture Nudity, Creepy Babies, and Gnarly Facial Hair

How sweet would this guy be on T-shirt?

Closeup of Sean Henry's Man and Child
Closeup of Sean Henry's Man and Child

Smile for the camera!

Sean Henry, Seated Man
Sean Henry, Seated Man

Is this seat taken?

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