Miami Art Week 2014: Art Basel Miami Recap

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Os Gemeos at Lehman Maupin

While Miami Art Week has more art fairs than one could possibly attend in five short days, the event that started it all is Art Basel Miami Beach, colloquially known as the main fair. A major market place for the world’s most high-profile artworks, it’s the kind of place where snippets of conversations like, “Did you tell him 33 million dollars?” can be overheard while walking through the aisles.

Art Basel Miami Beach is currently taking place at the enormous, labyrinthine Miami Beach Convention Center and one must sift through hundreds of art works — contemporary, modern, conceptual, figurative, 2D, and 3D — to find pieces that are suited to one’s tastes. Takashi Murakami’s kawaii sculptures, Kehinde Wiley’s baroque portraits of anonymous African American men, Brazilian twin street artists Os Gemeos’ colorful assemblage work, and Wim Delvoye’s laser-cut steel sculptures stood out among the seemingly endless gallery booths. Take a look at our highlights from the main fair below and see it in person through December 7 if you’re in Miami.


Keiichi Tanaami at Sikkema Jenkins & Co


Keiichi Tanaami detail


Keiichi Tanaami detail


Takashi Murakami at Blum & Poe


Takashi Murakami at Blum & Poe


Takashi Murakami at Blum & Poe


Keith Harring at Dominique Levy


Ai Weiwei at Galeria Continua


Paul McCarthy at Hauser & Wirth


Yinka Shonibare at James Cohan Gallery


Wim Delvoye at Kewenig


Ed Templeton at Nils Staerk


Takashi Murakami at Galerie Perrotin


Takashi Murakami at Galerie Perrotin


Urs Fischer at Sadie Coles


Wim Delvoye at Sperone Westwater


Yinka Shonibare at Stephen Friedman Gallery


Kehinde Wiley at Stephen Friedman Gallery


Ernesto Neto at Tanya Bonakdar


Yayoi Kusama at Victoria Miro


Will Cotton at Mary Boone Gallery

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