I went to see Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic at the SAM

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Once a month for the past two months I've been an honorary Seattle resident for a weekend, which is very fortuitous because one of my favorite artists has an exhibition currently at the SAM, and I got to catch it. I love Kehinde Wiley. Not just because one of his paintings features a product I used to do a lot of work for. But as a print and pattern designer, his paintings are hugely inspirational, and feature very delicately and carefully painted textile prints that seem almost impossible Read more [...]

How to be a Poor Person at Art Basel Season Finale

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It was our last kind-of beautiful El Nino day in Miami, and I allowed myself the very leisurely morning time of 10AM. Over the last few days I had mastered the art of sleeping without pants without anyone else in our 8 person room noticing or being weird about it. It was still pretty rainy outside so we kind of chilled in and around our hostel-home for a while, taking our time to shower and rearrange all of our items, and say hello to the new flood of Australians. Our hostel had a bar that was Read more [...]

How to be a poor person at Art Basel

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A couple of months ago one of my best friends made a really great suggestion in the face of the looming and long winter ahead. November days dipping below forty degrees were becoming more common. The deep winter sadness was quickly approaching and Megan, in a stroke of genius, texted: Yes. I was for sure still down. She then added, Yes. We should definitely do Art Basel. If there's anything in the world I like, it's getting as close as I can to large and sometimes ridiculous Read more [...]