It has been another fabulous year for Art Basel Miami Beach with strong sales and a record number of visitors to the Miami Convention Centre event, as well as Untitled, Art Miami, NADA and Pulse. The fairs which opened early in the week saw the opening party held outside the Bass Museum despite some rather unusual turns of events including a stabbing at the main fair, which resulted in a visitor being hospitalised.
Participating galleries described their experiences with enthusiasm:
‘The fair has been a tremendous success for us, both critically and commercially. We've placed Rosalyn Drexler's works withmajor institutions, and her work finally seems to be getting the recognition that it deserves! Survey is a perfect platform for overlooked or under-appreciated artists and allows for just the kind of re-presentation that is so critical to these artists' careers.
Every year, for five days in December, the show forces the international art world to focus.'
Garth Greenan, Director, Garth Greenan Gallery, New York