Art Basel – II

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As December 3rd steadily approaches the art scene is rife with anticipation for the biggest art show in the world, Art Basel. Of course, Miami Beach will be hosting Art Basel this month for a full five days and its residents, whether experts in fine art or not, are excited for the spectacular gala that becomes the Miami area and surrounding cities with the peripheral art shows as well as corresponding parties and music in the streets and venues alike.

This year some 270 galleries from dozens of countries around the world will have the works of about 4,000 artists on display. While the scope and scale of Art Basel are impressive the diversity of its artists is also a distinguishing feature of the show and Miami Beach will be no different representing artists from every corner of the world. To help keep things organized this year the massive artistic parade will be divided into several sections including but not limited to Galleries, Editions, Nova, Survey and more. In addition there will be film screenings grand outdoor displays and a plethora of parties both public and private all throughout the event. Of course, a cultural extravaganza of this magnitude draws the attention not only of visual artists but musicians, actors and celebrities of myriad vocations. At last year’s Miami Beach iteration of Art Basel celebrities like Rosario Dawson, Diddy, Cassie, Owen Wilson, Leonardo Dicaprio, Miley Cyrus, and more were all spotted or performed at the event. This year Alicia Keys is scheduled to have a performance and the list of celebrities is sure to be as impressive if not more so as the popularity of the show grows each year.

Shifting the focus back to what the event is truly about – Art and the Artists who create it – here’s a look at a few of the most anticipated artists of this year’s show. Keren Cytter of Israel brings “the red hand” from the Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art. The artwork below will be featured in the Nova section of the show, displaying only recent work by artists.

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One of the primary pieces of art up for auction this year will be a seven foot wide painting by Willem De Kooning courtesy of the Acquavella Gallery in New York. This piece is at the apex of the offerings and is being listed somewhere in the $10 million mark.

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Photographer Pieter Hugo of South Africa will be displaying his “Hyena Men” series.

pieter-hugo-stevenson-gallery-art-basel-miami-beachFrom Beijing artist Wang Jinsong presents an untitled work from 1989.

wangjisoonIn addition to these more traditional media there are installations, films, sculptures and more on display for your amazement, wonder and appreciation.  Though well worth it, this year’s Art Basel, Miami Beach will prove to be an exhausting fair for anyone committed to seeing all it has to offer. Before and after such an exciting week the last thing you want to worry about is travel accommodations so skip the bustle and get to your art hustle with Exclusive Charter Jets. We can help you arrange ground transportation to and from the airport and you’ll be flying in luxury and style to one of the world’s premier art shows. Why worry about all the delays and restrictions of traditional commercial flights when you could hit the Art Basel scene on one of our private jets at your convenience?

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