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Elsewhere on Art Basel/Design Miami


We couldn’t drink all the free drinks offered at the art and design fairs in Miami last week (although we tried, by golly, we tried).

Here, a roundup of others who managed to subsist for five days on appetizers the size of a fingernail:

· Michael Cannell was tearing it up over at Dwell’s blog. He snagged an audio interview with Craig Robins, and finagled the definitive quote out of tattoo parlor proprietor Aric Chen when asked if he was getting one: “No, are you crazy?”

· David Velasco has a spectacular round up of the scenesters and the scene at Art Forum’s Diary, with this pithy caveat: “One’s experience is defined as much by the events he misses as the ones he attends.” Double true.

· The NY Times made art and design highlight reels, and because you must know, a video of who went to their party. New blog The Moment has great coverage, too.

· On ANP’s blog Ed Templeton‘s report from the convention center floor aka “the frontlines of art-commerce” includes this price of a Basquiat: $2.5 mil.

· Art Fag City complains, and rightfully so, about how skilled the doormen and list ladies at these parties were at making even the most intrepid art blogger feel like a worthless pile of crap. Even in capris.

· A killer round-up of everything Miami with lotsa links at C-Monster.

· Lindsay Pollock has a nice big-picture view of the whole over-hyped affair at Bloomberg, and, in a very nice touch, even gets a local psychic to predict the future of the art market.

· Missed our Miami musings? All our Art Basel/Design Miami coverage can be found right here.

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“As Long as it Lasts…” Designer Tattoo Parlor Claims Its First Victim


What can we say? We get excited about the fact that people will let someone dig a needle into their skin for an hour or two in the name of design. We stopped by “As Long as it Lasts…” booth last night where–before the exhibition officially opened to the public–someone was in the chair getting inked. Supercute Tobias Wong already had the KAWS one on his calf, too.

Like any tattoo parlor, this is a place where the cool kids hang out, and will definitely be the social center of the Design Miami hoopla. They’ve got a lounge perfect for relaxing while you watch others wince in pain. Bernadaud is serving Haagen-Dazs with Delphine Frey‘s porcelain cones next door. So the whole thing is kinda like a circus. With that pleasant buzzing sound in the air.


Team Tattoo: Josee Lapage, Tobias Wong and Aric Chen.

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The first victim opted for Lawrence Weiner‘s Sink or Swim design. He didn’t cry or nothin’.


Philip Wood of CITIZEN:Citizen, Google’s Jenn Shreve and Chronicle Books’ Alan Rapp abstained.


Jill Singer models her 5.5 Designers ink–oh, just kidding, it’s only a temporary.