A good friend once told me “Adrian, don’t try to be an artist, you’re a better muse.” And while I took it as a backhanded compliment, she’s right in that I’m not an artist, I hardly even get art most of the time. So going to Art Basel with hardly any cash with my little sister afforded me to check out all the not-so-complicated stuff like wall murals and cheese. Here’s some fun art we saw:
Finally! We caught an artist in the act so I interrupted him to get some info. This is Mr-Ewokone or a staff person at Mr.-Ewokone — he just gave me a sticker when I asked his art name. Anyways he was sweating his ass off in the damn Miami heat because he’s from New York and had been working on this piece for 3 days.
The last artist we checked out in a gallery just so happened to be a guy named Peter Sarkisian (obviously of Armenian descent) who hails from New Mexico and makes art that ‘lies at the intersection of film, video and sculpture.’ I loved all of his work BEFORE seeing his name, I swear. He creates these flat blank sculptures and projects really bright pixel-like video on it to make a robot. Super cool stuff.
OH! And did you know that the year I graduated high school (2007) our very own Jorgo exhibited his artwork at Art Basel, a rug called “War,” which sold for $60,000! I probably wouldn’t have seen it anyway considering I was most likely as penniless then as I am now. God Jorgo!
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