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Art Basel Guide for Newbies

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Art Basel is here! We're guessing there's likely thousands of Miamians out there that don't know what the freak that means. You're probably thinking that unless you're dropping serious coin on a piece of contemporary art or rubbing elbows with Steve Martin at the W Hotel, Art Basel is just another disturbing display of Miami elitism. You're right, it is. But like a remora latched onto a bloated fish, there's plenty of street-level culture trailing behind all that highbrow shit.

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