Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018

First on to the floor: we spot VIPs at Art Basel in Miami Beach

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Art Basel in Miami Beach opened to VIPs on an overcast Wednesday morning, but there were plenty of sunny faces to lighten the mood. We spotted curators, collectors, artists and, of course, celebrities—although the ever-present actor and collector Leonardo di Caprio evaded our lens.

Jennifer Lopez and Alexander Rodriguez
Photo: Gareth Harris

Jennifer Lopez and Alexander Rodriguez

Touria El Glaoui, the founder of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair
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Touria El Glaoui, the founder of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

The US artist Stephon Senegal
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The US artist Stephon Senegal

Storm Janse van Rensburg, the head curator at Georgia’s Scad Museum of Art, with fellow Scad curator Humberto Moro
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Storm Janse van Rensburg, the head curator at Georgia’s Scad Museum of Art, with fellow Scad curator Humberto Moro

The UK artist Marc Quinn
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The UK artist Marc Quinn

The art collector Maja Hoffmann
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The art collector Maja Hoffmann

The British-Liberian visual artist Lina Iris Viktor
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The British-Liberian visual artist Lina Iris Viktor

Justine Ludwig, the director of the New York-based non-profit arts organisation Creative Time
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Justine Ludwig, the director of the New York-based non-profit arts organisation Creative Time

The US conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas
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The US conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas

The performance artists and regular fair-goers Eva & Adele
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The performance artists and regular fair-goers Eva & Adele

The US artist Charles Gaines
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The US artist Charles Gaines

The US painter Amy Sherald
Photo: © Gareth Harris

The US painter Amy Sherald

Alan Faena, the Argentine art collector who launched the first Faena Festival this week
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Alan Faena, the Argentine art collector who launched the first Faena Festival this week