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Art Basel on Sale

Art Basel on Sale was an interactive installation made up of various found and stolen objects collected in and around the 2005 Art Basel Miami Beach art fair extravaganza. In response to the impressive display of expensive art consumption I witnessed in Miami that year, I decided to collected free items, such as catalogs, cards, and detritus, and sell it all as readymade art. In addition, I hung a banner from the NADA art fair with two pair of scissors with which I invited participants to cut out and take home their own “authentic” piece of Art Basel Miami Beach. I presented the installation at a Sarasota Young Professional Group networking art party at Backlot Arts. People seemed amused, bewildered, and unconcerned.