Fair Game: What to Wear to an Art Fair
Animal magnetism at ABMB
MIAMI--One thing you learn rather quickly at the art fairs in Miami is that pretty much anything goes. There is a sartorial standard for the dealers at the big venues--suits for the men, well-cut dresses for the women--but beyond that, come as you are or whom you wish to be. I thought these folks had a little more going on in the personal expression department.
At Art Miami: Yes, they're wearing Delft patterns. They're from Holland
And then there was Norman Leathers from Miami (standing before a wall of Hunt Slonem paintings at the Dean Projects booth at Art Miami). He's wearing one of his paintings like a backpack. You've got to appreciate his chutzpah, and truth be told, his little painting would not have been out of place at any of the smaller fairs. He was handing out business cards to anyone who stopped to chat with him, which I did. But here's the thing: When I went to go online to see his work, there was no URL, just a phone number and an email address. Dude, don't go through all that trouble just to be unavailable. I would have provided a link here.
Dressing for success?