DISPATCH - DEC 7, 2012 (11:05 a.m.)

MIAMI BEACH, FL-

Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 is in full swing. Sara Nightingale of the Sara Nightingale Gallery in Water Mill, NY was there even before the doors opened. Following are a few quick photos of the art and the scene that opened the international art fair:

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Crystal encrusted taxidermy deer by Kohen Nawa sold before the fair opened for $450,000. Photo by Sara Nightingale.

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Artwork by Barbara Krueger, $275,000. Sold before the fair opened. Photo by Sara Nightingale.

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Artwork by Dan Flavin, 1971. $650,000. Photo courtesy Sara Nightingale.

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Work by Tony Cragg, who had a strong presence at last year's art fairs. Photo courtesy Sara Nightingale.

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Work by Neo Rauch, 1998. Rauch is a German artist who is known for his paintings' subject matter of industrial alienation.  Photo courtesy Sara Nightingale.

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Work by Yinka Shoninare at James Cohan Gallery (New York, NY). Photo courtesy Sara Nightingale.

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“Twin Vortexes” by Alice Aycock, 2012. The sculpture was viewed on Dec 5, 2012 installed in front of the Bass Museum of Art. Aycock will have six similar sculptures installed along Park Avenue in New York City in 2014. Photo courtesy Sara Nightingale.

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Opening Party for Art Basel Miami Beach for Badgeholders, held at the Raleigh Hotel. Photo was taken at 6:30 p.m. the night before the opening. Photo courtesy Sara Nightingale.

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Opening party at the Raleigh. Photo courtesy Sara Nightingale.

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These works were exhibited at the Mr. Brainwash Pop Up. Mr Brianwash is the moniker for Thierry Guetta, a pop artist and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, CA.

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From the Mr. Brainwash Pop Up. Photo courtesy Sara Nightingale.

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From the Mr. Brainwash Pop Up. Photo courtesy Sara Nightingale.

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From the Mr. Brainwash Pop Up. Photo courtesy Sara Nightingale.

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BASIC FACTS: Art Basel Miami Beach will be held from Dec 6 to 9, 2012 at Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL. Tickets are $42 for a one-day pass, $90 for a permanent pass or $29 for an evening pass (from 4 p.m.). Reduced One-Day Tickets ($24 or $10) are available for students with ID, seniors and groups. A Combination Ticket with Design Miami is $55.

For complete details, visit miamibeach.artbasel.com.

Sara Nightingale Gallery presents significant contemporary art that challenges and invokes discussion made by emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery encourages experimentation, diversity, innovation, dialogue and risk in new art of all mediums. Sara Nightingale Gallery is located at 688 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY. saranightingale.com.

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