Fatal Miami Beach Police Shooting Is Caught on Grisly Video

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Fatal Miami Beach Police Shooting Is Caught on Grisly Video.

Police officers responding to a report of a robbery in Miami Beach on Saturday fatally shot a shirtless man during a standoff that was captured on cellphone video.Climate change, politics, violence, traffic – all reverberated throughout artworks, fairs and — and yes, the weather — in ways both predictable and unexpected.A 24-year-old New York woman was arrested after stabbing another woman during a fight at the popular Art Basel show in Miami, prompting at least one patron to think he was watching performance art.

The crazed attacker, later identified as New Yorker Siyuan Zhao, slashed and stabbed her victim in the arms and neck with an X-Acto knife Friday night during an exhibiton at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Miami Herald reported. A bank employee called 911 around 10:30 a.m. and reported that the suspect was armed with a bomb and had passed a note to a teller, according to Detective Kathleen Prieto, a Miami Beach Police Department spokeswoman. The pair had gotten into a fight after the victim confronted Zhao about following her around the celebrity-studded art show and bumping into her several times, the report states. The city’s police has said the man was suspected of attempting to rob a Bank of America branch just before 10.30am, just blocks from some of the city’s most popular tourist destinations of South Beach and the Art Deco district.

Others believed the police tape cordoning off an area of the convention center was part of an art installation and had no idea the attack had taken place. Event organizers had ramped up security at this year’s event in wake of last week’s mass shooting in California and called the bizarre attack “an isolated incident that was immediately secured.” Gregg Hill, a sculptor visiting from New York, told the Herald he saw the victim being wheeled out on a gurney but never suspected she was the victim of a violent act. “I never would have thought there would be a stabbing at Art Basel. Other artists featured across the various fairs included sculptor Rachel Feinstein, Miami-born Michele Oka Doner, fire artist Laura Kimpton, the late Ana Mendieta, and “gender fluid” Martín Gutierrez.

By Friday, New York’s Van de Weghe gallery had reported sales of the 1954 Francis Bacon oil Man in Blue VI priced at $15 million, Pablo Picasso’s 1971 painting Buste au Chapeau priced at $10.5 million and Damian Hirst’s 2005 multimedia I Love You But I Don’t Like You priced at $900,000. “Sales have been phenomenal,” said New York gallerist Jack Shainman, whose booth carried work ranging from $18,000 to $1.2 million by artists including Nick Cave and El Anatsui. The weather may have been a plus, he said. “I think people are more focused on the work than heading out for a margarita.” For many Art Basel galleries, sales were stronger on Thursday and Friday than on the VIP opening day, and many gallerists were still selling works during the weekend, after many of the high-end buyers traditionally have left town, said Americas director Noah Horowitz. Sales reportedly were strong among collectors in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and the United States, and buyers included museums and institutions.

As of Friday, attendance at Art Miami was up 15 percent over 2014, said fair director Nick Korniloff; Saturday afternoon the fair was packed. “When the weather turns bad and the traffic gets tied up, people take the decision not to go from fair to fair. Sales included two Sam Francis works, one for $175,000 (at Gallery Delaive) and another for $160,000 (at Waterhouse & Dodd), Monir Farmanfamaian’s First Family – Pentagon, with an asking price of $300,000 (at Haines Gallery) and Mario Carreno’s Danza Afrocubana for $3.5 million. at Cernuda Arte.

About 50 people watched the encounter unfold from across the street, and several people recorded it on their cellphones, he said. “You could feel the tension when you walked across the street, like something like that was going to happen,” said Mr. As proof of the week’s marketing power, presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley and Jeb Bush held big-ticket fundraisers; none was officially associated with Art Basel. The familiar artistic themes of politics, protest and inequality were evident from a performance piece at Pinta Miami involving a naked man chained to a pole flying the Mexican flag to the Portal, a installation linking fairgoers with individuals in Iran, Afghanistan, Cuba and Mexico with questions sometimes involving repression.

In a twist on the usual soirees and exhibits hosted by luxury brands for top clients and press, brands aimed at regular consumers – including AirBnb, Mazda, Volvo and Web call and messaging platform Viber – hosted receptions and pop-up art exhibits. “One of the things we care about is how we can be patrons to emerging designers,” said said AirBnb cofounder Joe Gebbia. The comment from one fairgoer: “This is symptomatic of Miami — very tacky, very rude,” – an unwarranted black eye, since nearly all guest lists are managed by New York firms. Though both the county and various other agencies arranged regular free shuttles through the art zones, those too got stuck in snarls that frequently turned the two-mile trip from the Arsht Center to the Design District into an hourlong slog. The Bass Museum led 900 school children on tours of the free Art Public sculpture exhibition garden; as in years past, Art Basel showed free films on the New World Soundscape wall.

Russell Simmons’ Rush Foundation’s art auction benefitted art education programs in schools and support for emerging artists. “The roster changes every year,” said Helen Stoilas, web editor for the Art Newspaper, ​who has covered Art Basel week since 2004. “What I like about having a lot of shows is that you can see different types of artists at different price points, and that allows for different types of collectors.” Not everyone is going to be shopping for blue chips at the [Miami Beach] convention center. That means less space for fair organizers to set up tents. “The key to the Art Basel [satellite] fairs is being able to tap into undeveloped land in the Midtown and Wynwood areas,” said Peter Zalewski, a real estate market analyst. “But that’s exactly where developers and land bankers have been buying . . .

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