written by SARAH CASCONE
The long-awaited return of Miami Art Week—last year’s ‘zombie’ Art Basel notwithstanding—kicked off on Monday on the beach with the VIP opening of Untitled Art Fair.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the fair returned from a yearlong hiatus with roughly 20 more exhibitors than its last outing in 2019, for a total of 145. And visitors seemed utterly undeterred by the sudden rise of the ominously named Omicron variant, with the majority openly flouting the on-paper mask requirement, which was meant to apply regardless of vaccination status.
A sellout was also nearly complete at Berlin’s Bode Projects, which offered a solo presentation of mixed media works by Patrick Alston for $4,100, $8,900, and $21,000, according to size. The New Haven artist, originally from the Bronx, sews his own patchwork-style “canvases” from different fabrics, including vinyl, before overlaying them with his colorful, gestural paintings.