Art Basel Miami is the United States’ version of the storied contempory-arts trade fair that has been held since 1970 in Basel, Switzerland.
In 2002, Art Basel made Miami Beach its American home, bringing with it an international circus of high-powered art dealers, collectors, curators, critics and art lovers.
Lasting less than a week each year, this high-wattage art fair, one of the biggest in the world, has nevertheless infused the burgeoning contemporary art scene in Miami with an unmistakable swagger.
Since Art Basel’s Miami debut about a decade ago, dozens of new galleries have opened, and scores of artists have relocated to Miami. The fair gives artists, collectors and gallery owners a rare opportunity to see world-class art and to hobnob with the leading players of the international art world.
I took my camera and made a photo impression of the fair.
Hope you like it.