Quote of Note | Anthony Haden-Guest

By Stephanie Murg Comment

From left, an interior view of Miami’s new Taschen store, designed by Philippe Starck, and Moorhead & Moorhead’s temporary structure at Design Miami 2010

“The uplift that the mythos and business of contemporary art has brought to the life of [Miami] can be compared with the way that Frank Gehry‘s Bilbao Guggenheim has transformed the Basque capital. It used to be said that trade followed the flag. Nowadays, you are likely to find that an artist made the flag and a dealer sold it to a collector. Who flipped it.”

-Anthony Haden-Guest, writing in The New York Observer of his recent experience at Art Basel Miami Beach