Art Basel in Miami Beach 2021

Three exhibitions to see in Miami this weekend

Our pick of shows on view in local galleries, from Judy Chicago at Nina Johnson to Hernan Bas at Fredric Snitzer Gallery

Confessions of a dealer: Sibylle Friche

We talk to the Chicago-based dealer and director of Document about what keeps her up at night, the spa at the Standard Hotel and dream jobs in the south of France

Art fairs: how did they begin and where are they going?

Plus, Caribbean-British art at Tate Britain and Marco Brambilla's VR work at Pérez Art Museum in Miami

Hosted by Ben Luke and Aimee Dawson. With guest speaker Melanie Gerlis. Produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack. With Henrietta Bentall
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In pictures: Boca Raton curator Kathleen Goncharov picks her favourite works from Art Basel in Miami Beach

From new discoveries to old friends, our expert eye selects works not to miss at the fair

Benjamin Sutton. Photographs by Eric Thayer

Walk into the White House Situation Room with Will Ryman's dramatic installation

The sculptural work, now on view at the Margulies Collection in Miami, recreates the pivotal moment US officials followed a covert military operation to kill Osama bin Laden

Back to nature: the design world ups its sustainability game

Under the theme of “Human Kind”, the works on show at Design Miami are focused on diversity in all its forms

Banksy murals’ perilous journey to Miami’s Context fair revealed

The story of how the works—which originated in Bethlehem—reached Miami is relayed in a new book by the dealer Robin Barton

‘The pandemic isn’t going anywhere, but the world keeps spinning’: galleries make hay while they can at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Timed entry meant a slower start but there is still an appetite for buying, despite the Omicron variant, at America's glitziest art fair

Wanna shop for art like an NBA star?

Bronx gallerist Set Free Richardson is helping the stars of the basketball court tell a KAWS from a Kehinde Wiley

The works that caught the art world's eye in Miami Beach

We asked insiders to share the fair works that jumped out at them and how they felt to be back in Miami

Interviews by Gareth Harris

Jorge Pardo: ‘I don’t draw by hand anymore’

The Cuban American artist on the advanced technology he uses to create his drawings and objects

Collector's Eye: John Marquez

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

Miami Beach residents vote to acquire Farah Al Qasimi works for public art collection

As part of its Legacy Purchase Program, the city purchased two photographs and a wallpaper from the artist’s solo booth with Helena Anrather’s at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Confessions of a dealer: Stefan von Bartha

We talk to the Swiss dealer about his love of Argentinian art movements, a culinary catastrophe and why he wants the world to know about Felipe Mujica

Collector’s eye: Leonardo Rodríguez

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

MOCA North Miami hosts huge retrospective for Auschwitz survivor forgotten by art history

Show includes never before seen works by the prolific painter Maryan whose career went far beyond the Nazi atrocities he witnessed

Cuban artists shine a light on state repression

Amid calls to boycott the Havana Biennial, artists and dealers are using Miami Art Week as a bullhorn

Benjamin Sutton. with additional reporting by Gareth Harris

Art goes offshore for Stiltsville show

Half Gallery show heads out to Biscayne Bay's celebrated nautical settlement

Bas van Beek: Reviver of lost design gems

The Dutch maker learns about the creative process by making unrealised archived designs

Women are worshipped and non-binary energies abound at Nada

An air of spirituality and mysticism pervades the fair this year, perhaps brought on by a reconnection with the esoteric during the pandemic

Rubells’ Washington, DC museum is taking shape

Among the amenities in the works is an observation space where visitors can watch resident artists at work

Pace Verso sells DRIFT and Don Diablo NFT for $550,000 at Art Basel in Miami Beach

The buyer of the work is a digital native who will loan it to a European museum for an exhibition later this winter

Ellie Goulding and Snoop Dogg mix it up in Miami: the latest gossip from Art Basel

Plus, street artist makes works out of Cheetos Puffs and Keith Haring's art pieces for babies

Confessions of a dealer: David Castillo

We speak to the established Miami dealer about life-affirming breakfasts, why dealers are taste-makers and his love for Leonora Carrington

Freakonomics Radio delves into the secrets of the art market in three-part series

The audio show will be released on podcast platforms first, from 1 December

Collector’s Eye: Cricket Taplin

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

Art and crypto: a marriage made in Miami

As the mayor pledges to move Silicon Valley to the city, Art Basel in Miami Beach ramps up its NFT offerings

Handmade tales: collage, textile and assemblage pieces abound at Art Basel in Miami Beach

NFTs may be the newest thing but physical objects still hold a warm place in the art world's heart

BooksFeature

Book extract | The highs and lows of art fairs

In this extract from her new book, The Art Fair Story: A Rollercoaster Ride, Melanie Gerlis examines the trajectory of these art world events, from the post-war European model to the global behemoths of the 21st century

Can Palm Beach last as an art market hub?

The south Florida town, awash with ultra-wealthy retirees, has seen a rise in art market power players since the start of the pandemic

Maurizio Cattelan: 'Life is often tragic and comedic at the same time'

The artist behind 2019's viral banana installation talks to us about his newest pigeon sculptures at Miami, what he hopes his art communicates to audiences, and why it was important for him to create a 9/11 memorial

Alex Israel turns the Bass museum into an AR playground

Los Angeles-based artist joins with Snapchat’s tech team to produce AR works designed to make even the most jaded art audiences smile

Harold Mendez: 'I feel like I'm communing with the past'

The Los Angeles-based artist on Columbus’s secret religion, Rauschenberg’s scrapyard—and the hunt for Belkis Ayón's grave

In pictures: large-scale art comes to life in Meridians at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Curator Magalí Arriola walked us through some of her favourite pieces in the fair sector

Interview by Benjamin Sutton

George Clinton: a journey from funk protagonist to art practitioner

As in his music, feeling and community are fundamental to the Parliament-Funkadelic frontman’s paintings

Haitian artists show in Miami but worry about home

As order collapses, the country's residents lack food, water and power—but cultural life survives amid the chaos

A shore thing: ten years of Faena Art

As the non-profit organisation celebrates its tenth anniversary, we look back at some of its most engaging commissions in Miami Beach

Is a ceramic ‘puzzle’ that belonged to Ernest Hemingway really a Picasso? A podcast investigation hopes to find out

Podcast reveals extraordinary tale that involves the famous writer, the drugs lord Pablo Escobar and a National Football League player, who tried to sell the work at Art Basel in Miami Beach

‘Chinese Banksy’ hits Miami streets

Badiucao's wild poster campaign focuses on country's human rights violations

Welcome to the esoteric world of Betye Saar at ICA Miami

Exhibition includes rarely-seen 1980s installations that explore the nonagenarian artist's interest in spirituality

Collector’s Eye: Amy and John Phelan

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

Naama Tsabar: ‘Shoes are kind of an underdog’

Footwear with metronomes and singing walls are all part of the fun at the artist’s new show

Art marketPreview

Miami Beach moves to attract sun-seeking tech community—and Art Basel hopes to cash in

The fair's chief executive Marc Spiegler says greater gallery diversity and a changing global scene have shaped this month’s event

Our pick of exhibitions to see during Art Basel in Miami Beach

From an overdue retrospective devoted to the Jewish painter Maryan to little-known installations by Betye Saar