If 2008’s fair week had been a perfume, it might have been called Despair. Its top notes of uncertainty wafted away quickly, as the full middle notes—panic, anguish and nervous perspiration—asserted themselves over the course of the week. By Sunday only the bottom note lingered: resignation.
There are other aromas here in Miami: the salty beach air, a gentle reminder of what you won’t be seeing unless you have an ocean-view room, and car fumes. This year's crop of events is geographically widespread, and whether you're taking the shuttle bus, a taxi or your own rental car, you're gonna get stuck in traffc.
El Celso, left, Art Burn instigator and griller in chief. The event took place in the parking lot of Las Tias, a resale store across the street from the Rubell Collection and around the corner from Art Miami
Reminder: Art Bloggers at Art Miami takes place Saturday 11:30 am to 1:00. We'll be there at 11:00. Look for the signs.