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Art Basel Miami (pre-Covid edition): A primer for newbies

A looker-maybe-collector guide to that great big art happening by the beach NOTE: As I prepare to attend the first post-Covid 2021 fair next week, this story covers a pre-Covid (2018) edition to give armchair booth-hoppers an insight into the machinations. Check out what's happening at  Art Basel Miami 2021 here A pre-reading quiz:  Is the above painting of...  a. An art collector on discovering they paid too much for a Christopher Wool? b. How  Liu Yiquan  felt after someone else bought that  $450m Da Vinci ? c. "Russian Roulette" by Eric Yahnker at  The Hole , spotted at the Untitled Art Fair? So much art, so little time ... She: "WANNA stay at my apartment and do Art Basel Miami"?  Me: "Does a chicken have hard lips?  CALL ME LATE to the party: my first-ever pilgrimage to this seaside artfest with decidedly "Suisse" cachet comes more than 6 years after the birth of this blog. What's my excuse? First, I live smack da