Described as “the most prestigious art show in the Americas,” Art Basel opens its Miami Beach 12th edition on Thursday, December 5th.
When CONTEXT Art Miami brought four murals by the famous street artist Banksy to its tents last December, many in the international art community condemned the fair. But that didn’t matter to the 55,000 who visited CONTEXT and Art Miami during Art Basel.
Miami isn’t just a warm haven for frozen tourists or flashy fashionistas. The city also boasts a diverse and vibrant arts community that will celebrate the 23rd edition of Art Miami beginning December 4, 2012.
For the past week, art dealers from all across the world have taken over Miami’s art scene. Millions of dollars worth of art have been sold at events such as Art Basel and Art Miami.