Art Basel Miami Beach 2018

Bernier Eliades Gallery – © Art Basel

Art Basel’s 17th edition in Miami Beach concluded on Sunday, December 9, 2018, with strong and consistent sales across all levels of the market.
With the renovation of the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) completed for this year’s fair, exhibitors and visitors alike praised the refined and more spacious layout and design of the show. The newly designed Grand Ballroom at the MBCC allowed Art Basel to host for the first time a large-scale performative installation onsite: Abraham Cruzvillegas’ ‘Autorreconstrucción: To Insist, to Insist, to Insist…’. The show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, featured 268 premier galleries from 35 countries, who presented outstanding works, ranging from Modern masterpieces to contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, works on paper and film – some of which were created specifically for the fair.

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Reinforcing its position as the leading art fair of the Americas, Art Basel in Miami Beach attracted an attendance of 83,000 across the five show days, including influential collectors, directors, curators, trustees and high-level patrons from over 200 leading international museums and cultural institutions.
Noah Horowitz, Director Americas, Art Basel, commented: ‘This year marks an exciting new chapter for our Miami Beach show. The now completely renovated and state of the art Miami Beach Convention Center enables us to deliver a fair of the highest caliber and sophistication, opening up unprecedented possibilities – as we have been able to illustrate with the staging of Abraham Cruzvillegas’ multidisciplinary installation that we presented in partnership with The Kitchen. The quality of work and presentations by our exhibitors have also never been higher and attendance by private collectors and institutions continues to be strong across all regions.’

Stephen Friedman Gallery – © Art Basel

 

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Mitchell Innes and Nash gallery – © Art Basel

 

Esther Schipper Gallery – © Art Basel

 

Bortolami gallery – © Art Basel

 

Thierry Goldberg Gallery – © Art Basel

 

Grimm – Claudia_Martinez Garay – © Art Basel

 

Vedovi Gallery – © Art Basel