Art Basel Miami Beach and other fairs attract mass collectors
Art Basel Miami Beach, the contemporary art fair largest in the United States, starting on Wednesday its eleventh edition in the city located in the southeastern United States, where he began to wander and gallerists, artists and collectors from around the world in search of its treasures.
While Art Basel is the main temple of this great feast of art, parallel exhibitions are developed 22 "satellites" of furniture design, jewelery and exhibition of murals and graffiti, turning Miami into a large gallery with tastes visited by millionaires avant-garde artists find eager patrons.
"South Florida is temporarily transformed into a mecca of art during Art Basel and we want to give people the opportunity to learn and experience the unique culture of our local artists diaspora," said Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, referring to a parallel sample of African artists to be held in the Art District of the city.
Only Art Basel announces 257 galleries from 31 countries between 5 and 9 December. The main exhibition is held in the Convention Center Miami Beach, but also takes the streets of Art District, a few miles away, which hosts exhibitions of graffiti and exclusive parties.
"This is the time of year when the best of the artistic movement takes place in Miami, with artists and collectors from Milan, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires.