But let’s return to the fair. This year some galleries displayed for sale the works of such renowned artists as Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall (a bunch of works), Rene Magritte, and Kandinsky. Also you could see such valued among experts artists as Stuart Davis, Eugen von Bawerk, Hans Hofmann, Gunther Grezco and others.
Many galleries displayed the works of emerging artists including sculptures and installations (some of them were more suitable for tech shows than for art expo).
Mostly the gallerists brought many interesting art pieces but sometimes it was absolutely impossible to justify the high prices of some of them. Unfortunately there were some sick persons speculating on porn, death and deformity.
Over time along with the main Art Basel fair many satellite fair became a part of the show. I liked the Miami Design Expo. At this fair the galleries displayed unique and unusual pieces of furniture and home accessories, some of them were presented by their designers. The less formal satellite fairs such as Scoop, Untitled and Nada turned out to be more dynamic, bustling and vivid in comparison with the respectable Art Basel.
Light-flooded high-ceilinged pavilions with french windows overlooking the ocean helped to create the festive atmosphere.
I looked around me with curiosity: at these fairs I saw the sculptures from different materials, intrigue installations, drawings, collages, and caricatures.
Today Art Basel fair includes over 18 satellite fairs. For sure it is not easy to see everything within a few days when the fair opens for the public.
So be patient and take your comfortable pair of shoes. It is such a pleasure to stroll along this beautiful resort.