Jennifer Landes's blog

“Lone Street Light” by Nick Weber from 2002 is a particularly moonless canvas except for its one mechanical beacon. Tripoli Gallery photos
"Find Me There" is one of Melanie J. Moczarski's landscapes of or from the mind.
Jonathan Beer's "Separated at Birth," an oil on canvas painting, holds many allusions to things both concrete and abstract.
The geometrically abstract "Field" works of Aakash Nihalani connote both purity and psychological brutality.

Ille Arts is jam-packed with work with some 40 artists for its second Holiday Show. Jennifer Landes photos
Work by Rick Liss, top center, and a handful of other artists in the Parrish Art Museum show "Artists Choose Artists" are included in the show.
Roisin Bateman's intimate collages pack a lot of punch in a small space.
This group of landscapes and landcape-inspired work is one of several lively "moments" in the show.
Sculpture and two-dimensional works are presented well together in the installation.
Work by, clockwise from the top right, Andrew Guenther, Mark Perry, Jennifer Cross, and Christa Maiwald

Eric Poitevin's C-print at Peter Freeman's booth at Art Basel has some relevance to debates closer to home. Jennifer Landes photos
For a simple sculpture the electric blue (or Klein bleu?) chicken attracted many gawkers.
Every year a film crew seems to be following someone around the big fair.
"Hello Kitty Drive By" by Herr Nilsson was painted by the artist on a wall adjoining Stephan Keszler's art-filled lounge at Art Miami.
Barbara Kruger at Mary Boone's booth at Art Basel.
Joseph Kosuth, left, and Josh Baer discussed art and the art market, for better or worse, at one of Art Basel's salons.
Carolee Schneeman had the PPOW booth to herself at Art Basel.
A Julian Schnabel painting had a red dot on it at Art Miami.
The VIP lounge at Miami Project.
Erika Rothenberg skewers the notion of American exceptionalism in this piece at Art Miami.

Stephan Keszler stood in his CC Lounge at Art Miami on Saturday. The CC stood for Cindy Crawford, the subject of several "diamond dust" images taken by Marco Glaviano that Mr. Keszler was selling at the fair. Jennifer Landes photos
Mr. Keszler also had works by Banksy at the fair, including this car door, which was painted on by the artist this year in New York.
Mr. Keszler would not say how much it cost to remove this mural from its Red Hook wall or to ship it to Miami.
BAST, another street artist, was a big seller for Eric Firestone, who had sold all but one of the six works by the artist he brought to the Miami Project fair on Saturday.
Mark Borghi brought a number of artists associated with the South Fork to Art Miami, including John Chamberlain.
The Borghi booth had a work by Lee Krasner, top right, as well.
Peter Marcelle sat in his booth at Art Miami on Saturday with a Donald Sultan work above him and a Marc Sijan sculpture to the left.
A Ross Bleckner work also for sale by Mr. Marcelle in Miami.
This work by Marc Sijan was sold by Mr. Marcelle to the Virginia Museum at the fair.
Birnam Wood gallery also had a busy booth at Art Miami.

Hilary Schaffner of Halsey Mckay gallery in East Hampton at the UNTITLED fair on Miami Beach with a Graham Collins sculpture and the beach as a backdrop. Jennifer Landes photos
"The Gift" by David Kennedy Cutler, a work brought by Halsey Mckay to UNTITLED was featured at the fair entrance.
The LOOC gallery in Bedford, N.Y. brought Holland Cunningham, a painter from Quogue who uses found photographs as subjects.
Books cut out to form sculptural images such as this work by Andreas Bauer at UNTITLED were a recurring theme at fairs this year.
A cast yellow head was apparent from the window of a gallery at Aqua.
Topical art also continued to take pointed looks at the establishment, such as this installation of sculpture made from iPhone boxes transformed into Chinese temples at Aqua.
There were plenty of places to sit down, relax, have a drink, or listen to music in the courtyard of Aqua 13.

Eric Fischl's new paintings uncannily capture how people interact with art, so much so that many of the viewers of his paintings unconsciously echoed the stances and expressions of those depicted. Jennifer Landes photos
Man-made grassy knolls inside the fair made for a park-like atmosphere and viewers took time out there to relax.
Mr. Eliasson, left, was there with his "Little Sun" project, a lamp he designed for parts of the world without electricity that emits a bright light to read by that is rechargable from the sun for three years. Mr. Biesenbach wore one around his neck.
The "Little Sun" in its box.
Larry Gagosian held court in his booth with Richard Prince paintings in the background.
Tripoli Patterson, who has a Southampton gallery, and Yung Jake, an artist and his brother, stopped for a photo outside the Mary Boone booth. Artwork by Joe Zucker, who was Yung Jake's basketball coach at the Bridgehampton school, can be seen in the backbground.
New artwork by East Hampton's Barbara Kruger at Mary Boone.
"Wood burl" printing, a new process adopted by Chuck Close, was featured at the Two Palms Press booth.
Louis Vuitton pet carriers were just some of the lavish accessories sported at the fair.
Jeff Koons's egg-shaped present had a prime spot, with a John Currin painting in the background, at the Gagosian booth.

The interior of the Eric Firestone booth at Miami Project.
Mia Fonssagrives-Solow was well in evidence in the Firestone booth where her work was displayed on shelves.

Beth Rudin DeWoody and Edsel Williams attended the Monday night preview of UNTITLED in Miami Beach.
Graham Collins work was sold by Halsey Mckay at UNTITLED. Another of his works on view is "Concrete and Barbed Wire" from 2013.

Jeff Muhs of Southampton will be showing work at Beth McNeill's space at Aqua Art
Lloyd Ziff's images of Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith will be at Danziger's booth at Pulse.
A selection of images from Harper's Books which will be shown at a salon in the Sagamore Hotel.
Yung Jake, an artist who grew up in Bridgehampton, will show in Miami in the "Affordable Care" show at Mana Wynwood through Sunday.

Willem de Kooning in his Springs studio in late 1983. Arnold Newman/Getty Images; artwork: Willem de Kooning Foundation, Artists Rights Society, New York