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MIAMI (CBSMiami) —  With new leadership at the helm of Art Basel Miami Beach, the director of Art Basel says they will have the “strongest-ever exhibitor list” this year.

Earlier this summer, Noah Horowitz was named the Director Americas for Art Basel, a position he started in August. As part of the job, he is directing the Miami Beach show scheduled for December 3rd through Dec. 6th.

The new position was created to strengthen Art Basel’s relationship with galleries, collectors, artists, museums and other institutions in the region.

Back in July, following the announcement of the new position, Horowitz said, “The Americas have been a leading center in the art world for many decades, and the region continues to show distinctive and ongoing growth in many different countries. I look forward to working with collectors and arts institutions throughout the two continents – from Canada to South America, and across the entirety of the United States – in an effort to bring the fair in Miami Beach to ever-greater heights. With today’s art world changing faster than ever, I am also excited to expand Art Basel’s leadership in providing great opportunities for its galleries and their artists – both within this expansive region and across the globe.”

Art Basel Director Marc Spiegler also had some good words in support of Horowiz.

“With his strong background in running art fairs and his extensive network of contacts across every level of the art market, Noah has what it takes to play a vital role in this important region. I look forward to seeing how Noah’s energy and personality will shape our show in Miami Beach and extend our engagement throughout North, Central and South America,” he said in July.

Horowitz has served as an Executive Director of The Armory Show in New York since 2011.  He has also authored numerous publications including ‘Art of the Deal: Contemporary Art in a Global Financial Market.’  He also holds a Ph. D. in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

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