MIAMI BEACH — Upon entering this year’s New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) art fair one immediately appreciates the need for this alternative to the larger, establishment art fairdown the beach. Unlike Art Basel, NADA Miami Beach has a casual, approachable feel.
The security- and admission-free entrance through the lobby of the Deauville Beach Resort leads to the somewhat haphazard layout of the 80 dealers showing their wares. One gallery owner, lacking any proper furniture in his booth, was sorting through his informational materials on the carpeted floor as I approached; he had already sold 2 of his pieces earlier that morning.
NADA Miami Beach continues at the Deauville Beach Resort (6701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) through December 7.