Miami’s Art Basel Week is pretty much the only thing keeping Florida from plunging into the seventh circle of conservative hell. Celebrating its 11th edition December 6-9, Art Basil will host works by over 2000 contemporary artists in Miami’s coveted Design District.
Appropriately set during the least humid month in Florida, Art Basel is an ultimate combination of Will Smith-esque fun and high brow visual content. Since festival goers can’t possibly intake all the creative awesomeness while recovering from post gallery hangovers, the executive folks over at Morgans Hotel Group, Van Wagner Communications and Art Basel have figured out an alternative way to pump their audiences with even more creative awesomeness. It’s called “Plane Text,” and if you guessed that it will have something to do with planes you are right. There will be three planes flying original texts by some of our favorite contemporary artists from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for span of the fest. The text will come from Richard Prince, John Baldessari, Lawrence Weiner, the Estate of Sol LeWitt, Jack Pierson, Kay Rosen, Hank Willis Thomas, Alan Ruppersberg, Gary Simmons, Mel Bochner, Alexis Smith and Martin Creed, to name drop a few.
Profound words from some awesome art peeps hanging off the ass of a plane–that was probably the one way we didn’t think of curing a Miami hangover. Learn something new everyday.
(Image: Not Richard Prince via The Gallerist)