Art Basel Miami is an enormous pink manatee. It is as ungainly as it is unlikely; imagine a flamingo colored sea cow, wallowing in the warm shallows or swept away in the tides of visitors to the Convention Center. Navigating ABM it is like swimming the nearby Biscayne Bay; it is so big, you fear sinking to the bottom of this Sea of Desire (Ed Ruscha’s branding for this year’s edition). Glub, glub, glub. Collectors are resilient. Given good shoes or flippers and a snorkel full of $25 mojitos, they are good to go, eyes aching, and not from salt water
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