Art Basel in Miami Beach

In pictures: 15 years at Art Basel in Miami Beach

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From the fair's director Marc Spiegler playing football on the beach to the collector Jorge Pérez getting a lift from rapper Wyclef Jean, some of our favourite images from the archive

Miami looks good—especially in December, when it is dripping with art, jewels and champagne (not to mention stylish people). Over the past 15 years, our photographers have captured some incredible images during Art Basel in Miami Beach, from artist-made inflatables on parade to King Kong climbing a cabinet. Here are some of our favourites from the archive. Enjoy!

Marc Spiegler playing football on the beach
© Katherine Hardy

Marc Spiegler playing football on the beach

Nach jugendstil kam Rocokko (2006) by the “hot” Swiss artist Urs Fischer at Gavin Brown
© Katherine Hardy

Nach jugendstil kam Rocokko (2006) by the “hot” Swiss artist Urs Fischer at Gavin Brown

Friends With You balloons on parade on South Beach’s shoreline
© Katherine Hardy

Friends With You balloons on parade on South Beach’s shoreline

Art Basel in Miami Beach’s opening party at the Raleigh Hotel
© Vanessa Ruiz

Art Basel in Miami Beach’s opening party at the Raleigh Hotel

Yayoi Kusama’s Flowers That Bloom Tomorrow (2010) at Victoria Miro
Photo: David Owens

Yayoi Kusama’s Flowers That Bloom Tomorrow (2010) at Victoria Miro

José Carlos Martinat’s Isla (2009) at Revolver Galería
Photo: David Owens

José Carlos Martinat’s Isla (2009) at Revolver Galería

King of Design Miami: Studio Job’s Burj Khalifa (2014) at Carpenters Workshop Gallery
© Vanessa Ruiz

King of Design Miami: Studio Job’s Burj Khalifa (2014) at Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Collector Jorge Pérez getting a lift from  rapper Wyclef Jean
Photo: Madison McGaw/BFA.com © BFA

Collector Jorge Pérez getting a lift from rapper Wyclef Jean

Fawning over Tony Tasset’s DEER (2015) at Public
© Vanessa Ruiz

Fawning over Tony Tasset’s DEER (2015) at Public

Ugo Rondinone, Miami Mountain (2016)
Photo: Vanessa Ruiz

Ugo Rondinone, Miami Mountain (2016)

The fabulous DJ Lady Bunny
Photo: © Art Basel

The fabulous DJ Lady Bunny

A visitor to Art Basel in Miami Beach snaps a selfie at the installation Maze of Quotes by Toilet Paper, a collaboration between Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, presented by the Fondation Beyeler
Photo: © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos

A visitor to Art Basel in Miami Beach snaps a selfie at the installation Maze of Quotes by Toilet Paper, a collaboration between Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, presented by the Fondation Beyeler

Tony Tasset’s Fallen Snowman (2017)
Photo: © Vanessa Ruiz

Tony Tasset’s Fallen Snowman (2017)