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Art Basel Miami Beach; Reoccurring Currency Theme

Mark Wagner

Mark Wagner

Mark Wagner

Mark Wagner

December 3, 2013, Miami Project Art Fair VIP Opening Event; From every direction, people are coming together to participate and celebrate art. A wonderful experience to be part of, to say the least!

Entering the Miami Project event, a piece that caught my attention was “Overgrown Empire” by Mark Wagner. It not only claimed my attention for being near the entrance, but also because of the material being used for the art. The artist uses American currency to develop his master pieces. Why would he use money? And why American currency? Thinking about these two simple questions while looking at Mr. Wagner’s art left a memorable impression on me. Perhaps because it was the first piece I stopped to look at during my stay in Miami. Honestly, I really don’t know, but Wagner’s art had influenced me in such a way that I began to notice other art with references to currency throughout the Art Basel.

I was fortunate to have received invitations to various events throughout the Art Basel like Untitled, Pulse Miami and Miami Project to name a few. My stay in Miami Beach lasted 4 nights and every day I saw art until my brain couldn’t process it anymore. While looking at art, I used my Instagram account to curate some of the pieces that I liked from the event, here!

Below, please see some of the art pieces that I photographed to illustrate my inquisitiveness regarding the subject. Moreover, I had asked two of my good friends Jocelyn Gilead and Miranda Pierce to help me by photographing any art that they may notice throughout the Art Basel with references to money.

**You may notice that some of the photos here are missing the artist’s credit.  If you the reader know the artist please leave a comment with the artist’s name and I will make the update.

Dan Tague

Dan Tague

Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe

Ambreen Butt  

Ambreen Butt
 

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Andrew Schoultz

Andrew Schoultz

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Ebony G. Patterson

Ebony G. Patterson

** Photograph by Miranda Pierce

** Photograph by Miranda Pierce

** Photograph by  Jocelyne Gilead

** Photograph by Jocelyne Gilead

Miami Project Art Fair Recap

Miami Project Dec 3-8 2013 Wynwood Art District

Miami Project Dec 3-8 2013 Wynwood Art District

Miami Project's Complex

SVA Galleries Space Entrance (Photograph by Jocelyne Gilead)

December, 2013 Art Basel, Miami Beach, Florida: Nice warm weather and the atmosphere was full of excitement, this is a time when people around the world fly out to Miami to enjoy and participate in one of the most known international art fairs. Miami Project is also part of this excitement which takes place in Miami’s  Wynwood art district.

The SVA Galleries space was located in area #903 within the Miami Project’s complex. There the works from Ilona Szwarc, Mark De Wilde, Cassandra Levine, Jocelyne Gilead, Anna Beeke, Wyatt Mills, Frederick Paxton, Bradford Kessler,  and Randhy Rodriguez (me) were being shown to the event’s goers. Please visit Randhy Rodriguez Photography on Facebook for additional photographs from the event, here. And if you like what you see please feel free to leave a comment and like the page. Thank you!

Left to right, works from Frederick Paxton, Anna Beeke and Wyatt Mills

Left to right, works from Anna Beeke, Wyatt Mills, Ilona Szwarc and Mark De Wilde

Left to right, works from Mark De Wilde and Randhy Rodriguez (me)

Left to right, works from Randhy Rodriguez (me,) Bradford Kessler and Jocelyne Gilead

Left to right, works from Jocelyne Gilead and Cassandra Levine

Miami Project Art Fair

 Miami Project Official Website

 Miami Project Official Website

It is an honor to show my work along with a selection of extremely talented artists in the Miami Project Fair during this year’s Art Basel. The event will be taking place in Miami, Florida starting from the third through the eighth of December, 2013.

Works from Ilona Szwarc, Mark De Wilde, Cassandra Levine, Jocelyne Gilead, Anna Beeke, Wyatt Mills, Frederick Paxton, Bradford Kessler,  and Randhy Rodriguez (me) will be represented by the SVA Galleries and available for purchase.

I am excited and ready for this great event, see you there!

by Randhy Rodriguez

2013 Miami Project Art Fair

Invitation Back Cover

Invitation Back Cover

Invitation Front Cover

Invitation Front Cover

I am thrilled to announce that I will be in Miami Beach, Florida for the Miami Project 2013 art fair. My work will be represented by the SVA Galleries and available for purchase. See you there!

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by Randhy Rodriguez