Founded by gallerists in 1970, Art Basel stages the world’s premier art shows for modern and contemporary works, sited in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, reflected in its participating galleries, the artworks on display and the parallel content programming produced in collaboration with the local institutions. In addition to ambitious stands featuring leading galleries from around the globe, each show’s singular exhibition sectors and artistic events spotlight the latest developments in the visual arts, offering visitors new ideas, new inspiration and new contacts in the art world. via artbasel.com
The 11th edition of Art Basel is in full swing in Miami Beach, Florida, where the event brings both world class artists and some of the most respected art dealers and collectors. The weekend also houses many satellite art fairs and affiliate events and openings, all centered around Art Basel proper. The most prestigious art show in the Americas not only attracts the likes of artists, but has now caught the attention of celebrities, the fashion industry, students and scholars, and just anyone that likes to party.
For more info on Art Basel Miami Beach, the artists and galleries showing at the 2012 show, or to get tickets of your own, visit the website here.