Following up last year's successful melting ice cream van ("Hot With a Chance of a Late Storm"), The Glue Society was at it again at this year's Pulse art fair, showing "God's Eye View," a series of satellite photographs depicting various biblical events, such as the garden of Eden (bottom left), Moses' parting of the Red Sea (bottom right), Noah's ark (top left) and the crucifixion. Glue Society creative James Dive spent over three months creating the images, an edition of five selling for $36,000. Dive combed through satellite imagery, analyzing distortions based on height, seasonal colors, oceanscapes and more. Then he drew out the individual scenarios and searched for them on Google Earth, sometimes stitching together multiple images. Eden, Dive says, is in Belgium. Finally, the 3D elements, like the ark, were constructed along with Sydney modeling shop Cream Studios. "This project was actually quite similar to the whippy van, even though the end result is remarkably different," Dive says. "Both possess a strong conceptual focus and both were created through a similar process of concept, research, visualizing and then finally production."
Evan Penny's "Panagiota: Conversation # 1," a silicone, pigment, aluminum and hair sculpture, hangs at Basel's Sperone Westwater.
Glowing praise: Jaume Plensa's 26-foot-tall "Nomade" proved a beacon on Ocean Drive, selling for $1.65 million on the fair's opening day. The piece was presented by Gray and Lelong galleries as part of the Art Projects series, one of ten works scattered around South Beach.
Dennis Oppenheim's "Safety Cones" greet visitors at the Scope art fest.
Using data collected by the camera in the center, the 650 angled wooden pieces in Daniel Rozin's "Peg Mirror" at Bitforms Gallery in the Pulse art fair silently rotate to depict figures in front of the work.
Former Euro RSCG, New York ECD Jeff Kling works on his installation at the Jerry Riggs gallery in Wynwood.
Once Sunday rolled around Miami locals came out, hungry, gallery-bored children, in between cries of "That's not art," asked for Paul McCarthy's "Chocolate Santa with Butt-Plug" at the Maccarone Gallery's space. "Mommy, can we get a chocolate Santa? What's he holding?" Parents' answers included "toy" and "Christmas tree."
Shredders unite at Basel's "Concrete Waves: Homage to Skate Culture" presentation.
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