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.

Bolger, who

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."

Check it out:


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