Art That Speaks: The 21 Most Evocative Works at Art Basel Miami Beach 2014

If the answer is yes, our next question is: what did it say?

Here is what the art said…

1. “It doesn’t matter if your glass is half empty or half full, as long as you use a straw either way.”
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Lip Glass, Kathryn Andrews (2014).

2. “You’ll never have this ass.”
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Ron Simms, Robert Mapplethorpe (1980).  

3. “Let me guess, you’re gonna make a 99 Luftballons joke out of me?”
3
15 Breaths (Gold), Gimhongsok (2013).

4. “Don’t tell a soul, but I’m going to be the poster for Judd Apatow’s This is 50.”
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Untitled (50 – Dentures), Jean-Michel Basqiat & Andy Warhol (1984-85).

5. “I don’t do hi-fives.”
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Blue Glove, Amanda Ross-Ho (2014).

6. “Don’t give your naked pictures to me, celebri-tease ;-).”
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Cloud, Olaf Breuning (2014).

7. “Did someone say ‘Naked Pictures'”?
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Naked Pictures, Jack Pierson (2014).

8. “But seriously, are you?”
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Are You Really Happy, Jeppe Hein (2012).

9. “Take a deep breath, and count to 10.”
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One Through Zero (The Ten Numbers), Robert Indiana (1978-2003).

10. “Are you really that tractor tired?”
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Untitled (Goodyear), Virginia Overton (2014).

11. “Always sell yourself for art.”
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The Road to Hell Is Paved (Kmart), Christian Holstad (2010-11).

12. “But never resell yourself for art.”
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Superflex, Gardar Eide Einarsson (2014)

13. “Beware: Gallerist On Guard!”
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L’etranger, Elmgreen & Dragset (2014).

14. “You look shady to me.”
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Estatua de León Trotsky, Pedro Reyes (2014).

15. “Don’t you dare think of restacking me. Who do you think you are? Anna Kendrick!?”
15
Party Cup Pyramid, Matt Johnson (2014).

16. “Ideally your life would be deeper.”
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Ideally This Sign Would Be Deeper, Laure Prouvost (2014).

17. “I call it like I see it.”
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The Flood, Jim Shaw (2014).

18. “That ‘big idea’ is like a lightbulb in a bathtub.”
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Demonstrator, Nina Beier (2014).

19. “I shudder to think what you’ll say about me.”
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Duat, Antoni Tàpies (1994).

20. “No, I’m not a Barnett Newman.”
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Untitled, Günther Förg (1995).

21. “I’m reading you reading me.”
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Woman Reading, Roy Lichtenstein (1980). 

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