Loving and Learning
Like starlings changing course mid-flight in a well-ordered flock, many trudged to Art Basel Miami, season fifteen (there should be a boxed set). Come to think of it I’ve been to every fair, though never so much as dipped a toe in the water—certain things are better left unseen in the art world. There was constant chatter about audience fall-off from fairs past, though I didn’t observe much evidence from my side of aisles. How could you blame folks for not attending this year? Other than the very first fair, cancelled due to 9/11 and anthrax scares, I can’t think of more treacherous, nerve-jangling times in my lifetime—and I’m old.