Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter
MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) — Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 wrapped up Sunday evening.
Show officials said the annual art show attracted more than 77,000 visitors over five days and closed “amid reports of strong sales.”
Visitors included major private collectors, directors, curators, trustees and patrons of nearly 200 museums and institutions and then some celebrities sprinkled in between.
Click here to view pictures from Art Basel Miami Beach 2015.
Collectors from over 110 countries attended the show, with first-time collectors coming from Cambodia, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Romania, Togo and Zimbabwe.
In all, 267 galleries from 32 countries exhibited their collections. Of those, 29 exhibitors participated in the event for the first time, including galleries from places like Berlin, Zurich, Beijing, Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Aside from the pieces, nearly 2,000 people visited the show’s daily talks program which brought together leading figures in the art world.
Following the closing of the show Sunday, the Miami Beach Convention Center will undergo planned renovations. Art Basel officials said the construction will not conflict with next year’s show. The 2016 edition of Art Basel will have the same floor plan as this year’s while the 2017 edition will have a new floor plan. Renovations are scheduled to be done before Art Basel returns for its 2018 show.
Click here to read more about Art Basel.