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Basel Week 2013: Art Basel Miami Beach Highlights

Yesterday, Art Basel Miami Beach opened with an early preview, inviting VIP viewers to experience the overwhelming amount of artwork in the innumerable booths at the fair. While much of the fair focused on Modernism and high brow art, Hi-Fructose scoped out New Contemporary art gems. One of Nick Cave's sound suits, a wearable sculpture ornamented with silver buttons and artificial flowers, stood beside the masterful, surreal, wood sculptures of Gehard Demetz at Jack Shainman Gallery's booth. Kehinde Wiley displayed a mural-scale painting that reimagined the Baroque with Sean Kelly Gallery, as well as a detailed tapestry. A large-scale Mark Ryden painting with a richly-detailed, wooden frame was on view at Michael Kohn Gallery's booth, along with work by Retna, Kaws and Ryan McGinness. Take a look at our photos to see more highlights and stay tuned for updates from the other Miami art fairs for the remainder of the week.

Mark Ryden for Michael Kohn Gallery

Yesterday, Art Basel Miami Beach opened with an early preview, inviting VIP viewers to experience the overwhelming amount of artwork in the innumerable booths at the fair. While much of the fair focused on Modernism and high brow art, Hi-Fructose scoped out New Contemporary art gems. One of Nick Cave’s sound suits, a wearable sculpture ornamented with silver buttons and artificial flowers, stood beside the masterful, surreal, wood sculptures of Gehard Demetz at Jack Shainman Gallery’s booth. Kehinde Wiley displayed a mural-scale painting that reimagined the Baroque with Sean Kelly Gallery, as well as a detailed tapestry. A large-scale Mark Ryden painting with a richly-detailed, wooden frame was on view at Michael Kohn Gallery’s booth, along with work by Retna, Kaws and Ryan McGinness. Take a look at our photos to see more highlights and stay tuned for updates from the other Miami art fairs for the remainder of the week.

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Mark Ryden for Michael Kohn Gallery

Ryan McGinnis for Michael Kohn Gallery

Retna for Michael Kohn Gallery

Takashi Murakami for Michael Kohn Gallery

Kaws for Michael Kohn Gallery

Kehinde Wiley for Sean Kelly Gallery

Kehinde Wiley detail

Kehinde Wiley for Sean Kelly Gallery

Kehinde Wiley detail

Rena Saini Kallat for Chemold Contemporary Art Gallery

Os Gemeos for Galeria Fortes Vilaca

Os Gemeos detail

Nick Cave for Jack Shainman Gallery

Nick Cave detail

Gehard Demetz for Jack Shainman Gallery

Gehard Demetz for Jack Shainman Gallery

Wangechi Mutu for GladStone Gallery

Scott Campbell for Galerie Gmurzynska

Scott Campbell for Galerie Gmurzynska

Luis Gispert for Rhona Hoffman Gallery

Kohei Nawa at the Bathhouse

Joana Vasconcelos at Nathalie Obadia Gallery

Jim Shaw for Metro Pictures

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