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2018 Edition Of Art Basel Miami Beach Saw Record Attendance of 83,000

2018 Edition Of Art Basel Miami Beach Saw Record Attendance of 83,000

The 2018 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach drew an attendance of 83,000, show organizers said yesterday.

That figure surpassed last year’s attendance of 82,000, said to be a record.

Art Basel took place in the Miami Beach Convention Center, which just completed a renovation. The city spent $620 million to modernize the facility, financed with bonds funded by property and hotel taxes.

Sales were “surprisingly swift.” The most expensive sale at the fair was a portrait by Pablo Picasso, according to Artnet. Picasso’s Tete de Femme (1971) sold for $17 million in the first hours of the show.

 

 

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Although the Picasso set me back a bit, I am appalled by the cost of gas on the beach!! 😁

Anonymous
Anonymous

and you bought it because you could park your car in a garage….

Anonymous
Anonymous

Great for Miami! I wish the media would focus more on the art and not some socialites partying…

Anonymous
Anonymous

$17 million for a portrait?

I bet this person is a big tipper….

Azarius
Azarius

Great event that gave Miami a more sound and prosperous event

Anonymous
Anonymous

Miami winning…

Anonymous
Anonymous

From the miracle at Hardrock stadium to this.

Anonymous
Anonymous

“Miami winning?”

Heck, imaging what $17 million can do for the homeless in Miami but nahhh, we should be more impressed by telling us that somebody purchased a painting for more money than most of us can even dream of seeing in ten life times.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I don’t see you volunteering at Camillus House.

Anonymous
Anonymous

And I don’t see you volunteering either at Camillus House because you and the money you give them are non existent when it comes to the poor and destitute just like the person who paid $17 million for that painting.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Wish they had a way to gauge the Wynwood attendance because it was far more packed this year.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Wynwood was happening so sure.