Painting @ Art Basel Miami Beach

Rose Wylie, Interview, 2012, oil on canvas, 183 x 333 cm 72 x 131,1 inches (cour
Rose Wylie, Interview, 2012, oil on canvas, 183 x 333 cm 72 x 131,1 inches (courtesy Michael Janssen Gallery)

Joanne Mattera blogs an in-depth look at the painting on view at Art Basel Miami Beach 2012.

Mattera comments: "There was more painting at ABMB than I can ever remember--and this was my seventh fair... The Tornabuoni Art booth dedicated to the work of Lucio Fontana was stellar. And wait until you see the geometry of the very contemporary Carmen Herrera (now 90-something) with the work of John McLaughlin and Jo Baer from the Sixties... I made a real effort to look beyond my personal geometric preferences. I even put some figurative work into the mix. The order is visually fluid, looping into and out of geometry, and there are some interesting material surprises. In another post I'll show painting from the other fairs--because there was a lot of painting everywhere.