Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important contemporary art show in the western hemisphere and boasts more than 250 galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa exhibited works by over 2,000 artists.
“For Global Spectrum, this was the largest and most successful Art Basel Miami Beach on record,” said Bob Balsam, Global Spectrum’s General Manager at the Miami Beach Convention Center. “As always, we are proud to host such an important show for the art industry and to set record attendance numbers for another show this year is icing on the cake (American Institute of Architects, American Academy of Dermatology, and Society of Critical Care Medicine).”
With 46,000 visitors, a record number, Art Basel Miami Beach proved again that high-quality works remain in strong demand, as collectors rewarded excellent material and booth presentations with steady sales throughout the week: Many exhibitors also reported making valuable new contacts, especially in Latin America. Art collectors, museum directors, curators and cultural journalists from all over the world enjoyed a program of special exhibitions, panel discussions, private collection tours, and events featuring film, performance, and video.