A MUSEUM DIRECTOR'S GUIDE TO ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH, WITH THE WARHOL MUSEUM'S ERIC SHINER

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As the head of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Eric Shiner may be better qualified than any other museum director to assess the unique mixture of art, commerce, and celebrity that is Art Basel Miami Beach—after all, that nexus happened to be Warhol's core subject matter. Shiner will also be paying even closer attention than usual to this year's edition, since he was recently tapped to curate the Focus section of New York's Armory Show next March—a prominent venue that he has chosen to devote to the most cutting-edge artistic practice emerging from the United States. To find out how a museum director navigates Art Basel Miami Beach, we spoke to Shiner about his art-fair strategy, and what fairs can do that museum exhibitions can't.

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