The Faves: Pulse Art Fair 2010

During Art Basel there are many fairs that hang on it’s coattails, what with all the collectors in town you’d be silly not to! Pulse is an established fair which also shows in NYC (much like Scope) and heads south in the winter. Here are my favorites from this contemporary art fair.

Yigal Ozeri, 2010, Painting and Video on iPad
At Pulse you’ll see a lot more new media, like this video pairing with a painting.

Yigal Ozeri, 2010, Painting
Amazing realist painter. These paintings stop you dead.

Hellen van Meene, 2004-2010, C-Print
Like I said in the previous post, Art Basel didn’t have very much photography. These three portraits really drew me in with a beautiful use of light and neutral tones.

Hellen van Meene, 2004, C-Print
This is my favorite of the series.

Charley Friedman, 2010
This little guy just cracked me up. I love art that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Charley Friedman, 2010
Another angle. Funny little guy!

Joan Mitchell, 1982
Remember her? This is the “newest” piece I saw of hers, yet one of the oldest at Pulse.

Skylar Fien, 2009
I’m going to let the image below do the talking…

Sabastien Valljeo, 2010

Sabastien Valljeo, 2010
Lightsabers and glitter.

Gregory Euclide, 2010
Euclide wanted to drive a message with this installation of the packing crates it took to ship his work to Miami: These fairs have a much larger impact on our earth than one would think.
He used one of these crates to house a small installation. You’re encouraged to put your cell phone camera to a tiny hole on the crate and shoot a photo to see the scene on the inside.

Gregory Euclide, 2010
One of Euclide’s nature inspired relief works.

David Buckingham, 2010
Words welded from recycled sources.

After a lot more art it’s a damn good thing they had hammocks.

Who is your favorite contemporary artist?


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