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Oh for the Love of Art: Art Basel Miami Beach

High season in Miami Beach means important people, parties, Joe’s stone crabs and Art Basel. Affluent Americans and international jetsetters flock to Miami Beach for gorgeous weather and beyond gorgeous art. We put emphasis on Art Basel because it is the most prestigious art show in America, most likely the Western hemisphere. Art Basel Miami Beach is protege to Switzerland’s Art Basel, which for the last 39 years has been the best international art show on the globe. Art Basel Miami Beach has big shoes to fill and so far, so good. Each year Art Basel grows bigger, badder and better and this year is no exception.

The art collectors, artists, dealers, curators, critics and art enthusiasts of the world will be ushered in, in droves. If you don’t fit into one of those groups but have a serious cash flow or serious culture, then you are invited too. Top galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa are selected each year to hold special exhibitions, parties, plus crossover events that feature music, film, architecture and design. Taking cue from the contemporary art, the parties are out of this world glorious. Each gallery is essentially a party with mesmerizing backdrops. At the same time the exhibiting galleries are respected world class art dealers, that will exhibit notorious museum-calibre art and newbie art. Special exhibition sections will have young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art. Art Basel Miami is a glamorous, adept and debaucherous week where millions upon millions of dollars of art are on the table. This is hands down a top five favorite week of ours in Miami Beach. We will happily keep you posted and updated on the parties, galleries to hit and art you must see!

Art Basel Miami Beach begins on December 4th through the 7th. Exhibition sites will spread throughout Miami’s ultra famous Art Deco District. The entirety of Miami Beach will be transformed into a preeminent watering hole for over 2,000 celebrated artists of the 20th and 21st century. Art Basel Miami Beach is history in the making, for the love of art.