Top sporting celebrities Venus Williams and Amar’e Stoudemire attended the VIP preview of Art Basel in Miami Beach yesterday. Williams was seen browsing works at the White Cube stand and also mulled over a new Glenn Ligon neon piece Untitled (America/Me) at Hauser & Wirth.
An anonymous US dealer says the tennis superstar is “building up knowledge” about collecting art. The former professional basketball star Stoudemire, meanwhile, posted works on Instagram he perused at the fair by artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Pablo Picasso. Other stars putting in appearances at the fair included the lifestyle mogul Martha Stewart and the musicians Jon Bon Jovi and Pharrell Williams.