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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