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Fair Play: Art Miami

This is probably a good place to say, apropos of different tastes, that each venue, while allowing in a range of galleries and esthetics, has its own particular sensibility. In part that's because of the physical space. Art Miami, under a white tent, offers a lighter, brighter and more spacious viewing experience than the big box maze of ABMB at the Convention Center, for example, as well as a particular esthetic. One of the things an art fair selection committee does is try to retain that particular esthetic while embracing new galleries with new work. Art Miami offers a pleasant and relaxed viewing experience, while AMBM typically offers edgier fare. I'm not saying one is better than the other, just that they're different. Personally, I like the differences. Here you know you're not going to accidentally back into a bronze turd.

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