big time art in miami

The art world is buzzing in preparation for America’s biggest art fair, coming December 1-4:  Art Basal Miami Beach. Art is featured from more than 260 galleries from all over the world.  The show exhibits works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Nick CaveSoundsuit #1, 2009 , by Nick Cave

Cave’s Soundsuits are so named because they do make sounds when worn.  Scavenged materials make up the bizarre fashions, with items such as old bottle caps, beads and rusty iron sticks.

Robert IndianaRobert Indiana, Art

Indiana is an icon in the world of pop art, famous for creating the graphic “Love” with the letter “O” tilted at a slant. “Love” was made into a stamp, probably the most widely distributed Pop Art image with 300 million issued.

Nevin Aladag, Makramé, 2011Nevin Aladag, Makramé, 2011

Born in Turkey, Aladag lives and works in Berlin. Her sculpture is created with wire cable.

This is the tenth exhibition of Art Basal Miami Beach.

“The exhibiting galleries are among the world’s most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers. Special exhibition sections feature young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art. The show will be a vital source for art lovers, allowing them to both discover new developments in contemporary art and experience rare museum-caliber artworks.” – Art Basal Miami

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