Art Basel Miami Beach

The Art Cops on Art Basel 2012's Worst Offenders and Attempting to Bust Banksy for Crimes Against Art

As Miami lies panting in a puddle of its own steaming art juices, we must take the time to single out the heroes that made Art Basel Miami 2012 safe for all to enjoy: the Art Cops.



Officers Matt Vis and Tony Campbell of the International Art Police (and also of New Orleans-based collaborative art duo, Generic Art Solutions) travel to art fairs and galleries around the world with ticket books in hand, ready to write up those violating their "rules of art." 

Cultist rode along with the pair as they discussed 2012's worst criminals and the challenge of ticketing Banksy.



See also:

- Banksy's Probably Not Cool with His Works Appearing at CONTEXT Art Miami

- Banksy Graffiti Headlines New CONTEXT Art Miami Fair During Art Basel


KEEP MIAMI NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
B. Caplan