Miami Beach boasts sunny beaches, iconic Art Deco architecture and glitzy nightlife, and all that becomes the backdrop for art from around the world when Art Basel comes to town.
Founded in 1970 in Basel, Switzerland, Art Basel is now an international affair with additional art shows staged in Miami Beach and Hong Kong.
At the Miami Beach show Dec. 1-4, top dealers from galleries around the world showcase their works, up-and-coming artists display their creations and outdoor installations add an additional thrill for revelers, who come to the festival for the people-watching and the parties as much as the art on display.
More than 200 well-known galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa showcase work from masters of modern and contemporary art. Pieces by emerging artists are also on display.
Paintings, sculptures, photographs, films and installations set the foundation, while large-scale artworks, film and performance art “become part of the landscape” at area beaches and parks.
Works by more than 4,000 artists are on display, ranging from the creations of emerging artists to more well-known artists.
More than 70,000 people attend the Miami Beach fair each year. Museums and galleries across the city also hold special exhibits and events in conjunction with the art show.
Street art is part of the event, too. You can check out more of the artists’ work below and online at the Art Basel twitter feed.