Ever found yourself scratching your noggin, trying to comprehend a work of art? Especially one displayed at Art Basel Miami Beach? Like us, you might even mistake fair director Samuel Keller for Deal or No Deal's Howie Mandel. It's okay: Don't feel like a rube.
We live in an age when an Australian, calling himself "Pricasso," paints portraits of President Bush with his pecker. When a cluster of three Home Depot-ish floor lamps is for sale at a Wynwood gallery for $15,000.
That's why Riptide is challenging you to question the legitimacy of the works assembled below — without fear of appearing like a huckleberry. (One piece is valued at $500 and was purchased at a Wynwood thrift store for $20. Click here to read the tale.) You'll find a handful of works exhibited by the world's leading galleries at ABMB in recent years, along with three red herrings we've tossed in.
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Test your eye and separate the legit from the bogus to win a prize. Submit your best guesses to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, December 10. Answers will be printed in next week's Riptide. The winner gets a work of art from the Spinello Gallery in Wynwood.
Click on the graphic below to download a PDF file of the images, and good luck!