Art Basel in Miami Beach

Noah Horowitz is stepping down as Art Basel’s director of Americas—next month

The Art Basel in Miami Beach chief will leave at the end of August, less than four months before the fair is due to take place in early December

Prizesnews

Sarah Hardie's symphonic video essay on motherhood, opera and gardens wins Soho House's inaugural art prize

The work was chosen by a panel including Tate director Maria Balshaw and curator and presenter Kate Bryan

Miami Beach public votes to acquire Sanford Biggers quilt for public art collection

The city bought the piece from the local dealer David Castillo’s virtual Art Basel in Miami Beach display as part of its Legacy Purchase Program

Art fairsanalysis

The art world's Miami vice: bored with OVRs, galleries return with some physical events in lieu of Art Basel—but should they?

While the city’s flagship art fair was cancelled this year, other in-person events and pop-up projects abound despite rising coronavirus cases

The pull of Palm Beach proves irresistible for blue-chip galleries—but for how long?

Lehmann Maupin and Paula Cooper are the latest to join dealers like Acquavella and Pace in setting up seasonal spaces in the Sunshine State

Miami Beach launches residency programme to help artists and businesses in lieu of Art Basel revenue

The initiative encourages property owners to lend their vacant spaces for free and offers $2,500 stipends to artists—but they may still need to pay rent

Art Basel cancels Miami Beach edition in December

The fair's organisers say they have "no other option" as Covid-19 cases in Florida stay stubbornly high and US travel restrictions remain in place

Art Basel in Miami Beach waives August withdrawal fee for dealers amid surge in Florida coronavirus cases

Fair organisers say they remain “committed” to the show in December even as the lease for a temporary hospital and Covid-19 testing site at the Miami Beach Convention Center is extended

The five stages of an art world scandal

Creating the ultimate art shock takes more than sticking a banana to the wall

'Miami was a cultural desert in 1960': Mira Lehr on the city's transformation and her concerns for the environment

The artist made waves in the 60s by championing women artists; at 85, she is still shaking things up with her gunpowder works

Artistsinterview

'I wanna catch a fish with my bare hands': Laure Prouvost on politics, mythmaking and her 'grandma's' cure-all tipple

The French artist, for whom interviews are treated as a piece of performance art, is showing work in Art Basel's new Meridians section

Art fairspreview

Fees revamp brings new blood to Art Basel in Miami Beach

Over a dozen galleries will join the fair's main Galleries section for the first time

Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberté’s immersive, multi-media art pyramid will not come to Miami

PY1's laser and acrobatics filled show promised to be a trip "through space and time" but was a box office disappointment during its premiere in Montreal this summer

Art Basel in Miami Beach's new Meridians section to feature works by Frank Bowling and Isaac Julien

The pair are among 30 artists selected for the fair's Unlimited-style section for large-scale installations, videos and performances

Faena Festival aims to spiritually awaken Miami Beach

The second annual arts festival explores spirituality and ritual in a series of new commissions and performances

Surround yourself in the 70s: Mickalene Thomas installation comes to Miami's Bass Museum

The artist's Better Nights will open during Art Basel in Miami Beach this December, but programming will keep the space active for the community throughout the year

Lawanalysis

Rule of law: Legal tips for art lovers

From new exhibitor regulations at Art Basel in Miami Beach to questions over insurance and taxes

Bill Fontana: Miami sound machine

The artist and composer’s new South Florida-specific installation is an evocative experience

Art fairsfeature

Behind the scenes: Diary of an art handler

Having to cope with everything from curious koi to melting Vaseline, an art handler’s working days are certainly never dull

Collector's eye: Jonathan Anderson

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

Art fairscomment

When do satellite fairs become space junk?

With at least 19 such events taking place during Art Basel in Miami Beach this year, have we reached "peak fair"?

This land is your land: US art world acknowledge Native American land rights

Movement is partly spurred by the US Department of Arts and Culture, which issued a guide on how to honour native land in 2017

Late artists finally get their due at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Galleries at the fair are giving lesser-known deceased artists the credit they deserve

Collector's eye: Estrellita B. Brodsky

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

Artistsinterview

Ebony G. Patterson: new garden-inspired installations reveal an original thinker in full bloom

The artist’s exhibition at the Pérez Art Museum Miami is an intense, immersive experience

In pictures: must-see works at Design Miami

From lady lamps that light up at the touch of a nipple to experimental Italian design, here are some pieces from the 14th edition that caught our eye

You have to renovate to accumulate: three South Florida museums expand in very different ways

The Norton Museum of Art, the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College show that museum expansions can take different sizes and forms

Jillian Steinhauer. with additional reporting by Helen Stoilas

Miami’s art scene will keep on growing

The city is young, but it is making a noticeable mark internationally when it comes to contemporary 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

A gift for Chicago, a new work for Norway, and a Rothko rockets in price: talking points at Art Basel in Miami Beach

From a Tschabalala Self painting donated to the Art Institute of Chicago to Goshka Macuga's commission the Norwegian parliament

Ella Fontanals-Cisneros plans to take her Latin American art collection worldwide

Works from the 3,000-strong collection have already travelled to Mexico, Ecuador and Brazil and in 2019, Fontanals-Cisneros plans to “cross even more uncharted waters”

Street art is on the rise at fairs—but does it undermine the point?

KAWS edition of 100 prints at Art Basel in Miami Beach proved so popular gallery had to run a lottery

Tania Bruguera and fellow artists released from Cuban jail

Cuba's culture ministry waters down Decree 349, a new controversial censorship law

Olafur Eliasson on climate change. Plus, Art Basel in Miami Beach

The artist tells us about bringing ice blocks to London, we discuss the threat of sea level rise on heritage sites, and trace the changing cultural landscape of Miami. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Are super-yachts the best places to keep your art collection?

From conservation and insurance to customs and tax issues, the complications of keeping art on boats

Art Basel in Miami Beach has become Latin American art’s El Dorado

Just as the fair has transformed the city’s image and economy, it has also had a big influence on the neighbouring region's flourishing art trade

Collector's eye: Jorge Pérez

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernández: 'death to planned obsolescence'

The Design Miami Visionary award-winners tell us about their projects at the fair

Marketanalysis

In debt we trust: the rise of art-secured lending

The rapid growth in the number of loan providers, from private banks to specialist lenders, could transform the art market’s relationship with the financial markets

Art Basel looks to the future as ‘campus’ around the Miami Beach Convention Center grows

Fair organisers are "focusing on developing a new concept" after discontinuing the Film and Public sectors

Brazil's artists and galleries fight back at Art Basel Miami Beach

Country's galleries are out in force at the fair after far-right Jair Bolsonaro's election

Collector's eye: Dennis Scholl

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

Exhibitionsinterview

Larry Bell: Through the looking glass

With an exhibition at ICA Miami, we speak to the artist about his innovative work, from transparent cubes to sensuous colour installations

In pictures: 15 years at Art Basel in Miami Beach

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

Agony Uncles: the Haas Brothers

The stylish siblings answer your questions about the art world

'Tania Bruguera's bravery always stands out': art world responds to Cuban artist's arrest

Activist is among several artists detained in Havana on Monday ahead of planned protest

Art marketcomment

Will art market speculation ever go away?

Fifteen years on since we first reported from Art Basel in Miami Beach, art as an investment has taken a new form

We are all America: first Faena Festival aims to unify, not divide

There is continuity across the two continents, says curator of Miami Beach event