Miami Art Fairs await Collectors
The art world shifts to its winter home – Miami – at the start of December. The group of shows including Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Miami, NADA, ASIA and others will follow two precarious years for the art world. What time’s like these do for the arts though is nothing short of insightful. The next trends have already begun. Collectors and museums continue to battle for the rarer, older works while anointing another contemporary artist or medium as this year’s visionary.
Expect the China play to be as strong as ever. Likewise, one of the core reasons Art Basel Miami Beach is so ideal is the continued strength found in the Latin American collector. As you drive from Sobe to Wynwood/Midtown, make note of the public installations on permanent display. Miami continues to invest in it’s community by embracing the color and flair that major installations by leading artists yield. Even further out in the “burbs” of Miami, “respectable” fine art is in mass. When a major American mall embraces London’s Julian Opie – that would be Aventura Mall – the home to America’s most important fine art week is unquestionably well suited.