There will be crowds at Art Basel Miami this year!!
Well.. if yesterdays feverish Christies First Open Contemporary Art sale or Tuesdays Phillips "Under The Influence" Auctions are any indications of how strong the Contemporary Ar market will stay..LOOK OUT!
FYI.. Almost everything sold.. many lots were way over the estimates.. hot bidding was seen for Thomas Ruff, Richard Prince, Rineke Dijkstra, Tom Sachs, Christo, Martin Eder, Susan Rothenberg, David Sale, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring works just to name a few...
Conclusion.. The Contemporary Art Market is as strong as ever!
Hence, I was just booking a trip to South Beach for early December. And from what I've just seen this December's Art Basel Miami promises to be jammed packed with the
crazed art buying masses. It's three months away, and everything is already booked up!
According to, Turon Travel the official Travel Website for the Art Basel Fair, the following ten South Beach
dumpy overpriced hotels are already completely SOLD OUT for the nights of Dec 6, 7, 8, and 9
- The Catalina Hotel
- Dorchester Hotel
- Doubletree Surfcomber Hotel
- Lowes Miami Beach
- Hotel Marseilles
- The National Hotel
- The Tides
- The Ritz-Carlton South Beach
- The Sagamore
- The South Seas
But, you'll be relieved to see, The Shore Club still has it's $7,810 per night Penthouse Suit available, by request only!!
Here's a well kept secret I'll reluctantly share.. for those who've never seen this website, www.VRBO.com, is amazing!! Bookmark it immediately.. This is Vacation Rental By Owner. They have several great condo's for rent by the owners all over the world, many rent for less then $1000 for an entire week! So if you're still looking for a place for your : art handlers,
bitchy gallerina, boyfriend, or mistress to stay while you're in The Shore Club Penthouse.. check it out!