The largest fair devoted to contemporary art wrapped up on Sunday. Over 250 galleries from 29 countries and 77,000 attendees converged at Art Basel in Miami Beach Dec. 1st-4th. Political art was more front-in-center than in past fairs, and many of those artworks sold quickly. While reports indicate thinner crowds partially attributed to political and economic uncertainty and the presence of the Zika virus in Miami, this year’s Art Basel suggests a positive direction for the art market in 2017. Latin American galleries were prominent, featuring both familiar and lesser known artists and a diversity of compelling works that perhaps had the most to offer to those looking at art as more than a financial investment.
Here is a round up of articles on Art Basel Miami 2016:
Art Basel Miami Beach 2016: A Recap – Paste Quarterly
Politics and Commerce Collide at Miami Beach – New York Times
Trump Inspired Works Sell Quickly at Miami Beach – Forbes Magazine
What Sold at Art Basel – Artsy
And check out the following programs and non-credit courses at the Center for Applied Liberal Arts in Spring 2017:
The Advanced Diploma in Global Art Business (applications due Jan. 4th)