December 05, 2014

The Shoe Parade at Art Basel Miami Beach!

Greetings from sunny South Florida where Art Basel Miami Beach is now in full swing!  This event has grown exponentially since its inception in 2002 and is now a major event that drew over 75,000 visitors over a five day period last year.

I have had the good fortune to attend Art Basel Miami Beach every December from year one and while the art is certainly the main draw, it is also a prime opportunity for people watching.  So this year, instead of focusing on what's for sale and on view, I'm going to give you a First Choice view of the footwear fashion on parade.

So here, in no particular order, are some of the most glamorous, outrageous, intriguing, amusing and a la mode examples of shoe styles, photographed surreptitiously with my iPhone, at the VIP preview...

And just to show you that I really was looking at art, here are two works based on, what else - SHOES!

Lia Chaia "Setamanco", 2009

Joel Otterson "My Shoes", 1988

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