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But is it art?

Plenty of raunchy, strange-as-all-get-out happenings grabbed headlines as Miami Art Week/Art Basel converged on South Florida in December. Pop star Miley Cyrus sported a silver wig and disco-ball pasties while she smoked weed onstage during a Dec. 3 VIP bash at Miami Beach's Raleigh Hotel. Police arrested New York subway puppeteer Kalan Sherrard twice at the Miami Beach Convention Center, once for disorderly conduct on Dec. 4 for showing up in a phallic costume made of insulation foam, and again Dec. 7 for repeatedly screaming "F*** Art Basel!" in a VIP lounge. An Instagram photo featuring Usher also went viral, showing the R&B singer visiting the Select Art Fair booth of naked performance artist Lena Marquise, who invited passersby to charge their cell phones inside her nether regions. At the Context Art Fair, meanwhile, Japanese-American artist Ayakamay offered to give fairgoers free earwax cleanings using a bamboo rod. - Phillip Valys
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