Friday, December 19, 2014

Art Basel Miami 2014

Scope Art Fair's Pavilion on the beach
Scope Art Fair is quite literally on the beach.
It's been a really fun year. Fittingly, the last art event of 2014 was an exhibition at Scope Art Fair Miami with Hashimoto Contemporary, as part of Art Basel Miami Beach. With 29 satellite fairs and countless pop-up shows in addition to the main fair, Art Basel is always a crazy week to say the least. It was incredible to be able to participate in an event that showcases just how broad the scope of today's art world truly is.

I created four pieces for the exhibition, and while we only had room to hang two, the response from visitors was beyond invigorating.

Hashimoto Contemporary's booth at Scope Art Fair
Other exhibitors at Hashimoto's booth included Shawn Huckins, Handiedan, Crystal Wagner and Scott Scheidly.

Scope Art Fair's VH1 Lounge
The view from Scope's VH1 lounge could have been better.

Mommalisa and Yogi by Joel Daniel Phillips at Scope Art Fair Miami Beach 2014
 (L) Mommalisa (R) Yogi  |  Both works 42x94in, Charcoal & Graphite on paper

A huge and heartfelt thank you to everyone who took the time to stop by and say hello. It was a complete blast meeting so many wonderful art lovers, patrons and aficionados. I find myself stepping into 2015 with more excitement and energy than is probably safe.

Jim Shearer and Swizz Beats visit the booth
(L) Jim Shearer featuring my and Shawn Huckin's work on VH1's top 20 countdown. (R) Swizz Beats stopped by to say hi.

There is already a lot on the books for next year, stay tuned for shows in New York, San Francisco, Palo Alto and Miami to start. 

Happy New Year, everyone.


January 2015 | Supersonic Invitational 4 | Spoke Art Gallery | San Francisco, CA 
February 2015 | Molskine IIII | Hashimoto Contemporary   San Francisco, CA
March 2015 | Scope Art Fair NY | Hashimoto Contemporary | New York, NY 
May 2015 | Art Market San Francisco | Hashimoto Contemporary | San Francisco, CA