David Bolger's Guide For Art Basel Newbies Skewers Dealers, Galleries and Snobs Alike
Miami Beach artist and City Hall gadfly David Bolger wants
to make sure visitors attending Art Basel see it like an insider. So
the 51-year-old former New Englander has illustrated a 21-page guide for Riptide to
assist wannabe art snobs on how to distinguish a real urinal from one
that is part of an art installation.
two years ago produced a cartoon newsletter skewering Miami Beach
politicos, also subtly mocks Miami's guest list party culture and
a few of the city's most prominent art collectors like Carlos and
Rosa de la Cruz, Martin Marguiles, and the Rubells. On the last page, Bolger includes a
note: "This is a work of art...It's sole purpose is to amuse. If in
the process, anyone has been offended...all the better...No computers were used in
this production...except perhaps to GOOGLE "Rubell Breakfast."
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