Now That's What We Call Art
Probably my favorite stop at Art Basel was Fountain Miami, a “guerilla-style” art fair at 2841 North Miami Avenue. Here’s why: A woman writhed around on concrete in a slick, black octopus suit; the exhibiting artist responsible for Americunt; and art could be had for just $40. But check this relief from the hoity-toity: A letter addressed from the Museum of Modern Art in New York turning down an installation, Blow This Mother Fucker Up, from Fountain exhibiting artist, Greg Haberny. An excerpt: “Your plan to urinate on Monet’s Poplars at Giverny, Sunrise; your suggestion to paint a 'Hairy Beaver' between the legs of Lautrec’s The Seated Clowness and your idea to add 'a homosexual orgy' to Matisse’s The Red Studio were found to be revolting.”
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