The Best of Art Basel Miami Beach


Art Basel Miami Beach, the most fabulous art fair in the world, marked its 10th anniversary over the past few days with one of its best presentations of modern and contemporary art ever. More than 260 international galleries packed the Miami Beach Convention Center with every size, shape, and form of art imaginable — from Mike Kelley’s assemblages of found plushy animals and Nick Cave’s surreal Soundsuits to eye-catching displays of Andy Warhol’s commercial work and a life-like sculpture of Prince William ready to fulfill your royal dreams. Flavorpill combed the aisles for days to offer you the best of this year’s fair.

Mike Kelley’s 1990s installation of sewn-together stuffed animals and fiberglass deodorizers at Tony Shafrazi Gallery

Installation of commercial work by Andy Warhol mounted on his Cow Wallpaper and Self-portrait Wallpaper at L&M Arts

Olafur Eliasson’s kaleidoscopic sculpture at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

William O’Brien’s colorful installation of ceramics at Marianne Boesky Gallery

Jenny Holzer’s classic Truism statements on LED displays at Cheim & Read

Frank Stella’s 1967 Double Mitered Maze and Duane Hanson’s Security Guard, from 1990, at Van de Weghe Fine Art

William Kentridge’s massive Drawing for the Refusal of Time at Marian Goodman Gallery

Jennifer Rubell’s life-like sculpture of Prince William, which was available for photo-ops, at Stephen Friedman Gallery

Barbara Kruger’s installation, which comments on the 1% with statements like “Money Makes Money” and “Plenty Should Be Enough,” at Mary Boone Gallery

Nick Cave’s Soundsuit sculptures at Jack Shainman Gallery