Tapestries, which date back to at least the Hellenic period, have historically been valued for their portability—which might make them an ideal medium for today’s collectors jetting out of Miami after the fair. Textiles including tapestries are omnipresent at Art Basel in Miami Beach, where contemporary artists have made different uses of the medium, whether repurposing commercially made tapestries, weaving works themselves or having pieces produced by masters of the art.
In pictures: tapestries are on trend at Art Basel in Miami Beach
From repurposing commercially made tapestries to weaving works themselves, contemporary artists take on textiles
7 December 2018