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Art Basel Miami Beach is an art lovers dream

Posted by elegant On December - 10 - 2012

The Los Angeles based billionaire investor Eli Broad picked up a 1988 Jack Koons sculpture of Buster Keaton on a horse at the opening day of the Art Basel Miami Beach.  The asking price for the piece was from $5 to $5.5 million.  The 12th edition of the Art Basel was held from December 5 through 8, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida.  It is one of the most prestigious art shows in the U.S.  More than 260 galleries from all over the world are showing the work of more than 2,000 artists of 20th and 21st centuries at the show.

Art Basel is an international fair that holds events all over the world including Basel, Switzerland.  Many call it the “Olympics of the art world.”  Art Basel Miami Beach is a sister event to the Switzerland show.  The event has been going on since 2002.  It features main galleries from all over the world, world’s most respected dealers, offer exceptional pieces by world renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers.  It also provides a special section for young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art.  The just concluded event was attended by more than 50,000 art lovers.

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