DISPATCH - DEC 7, 2013

MIAMI BEACH, FL-

The mammoth fair that is Art Basel Miami Beach opened its doors to the public on Dec. 5 and bringing the art world to converge at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Intimating in both scope and breathe, the international art fair features premiere galleries presenting top artists from the contemporary art scene and modern masters. This year's 12th edition include 258 galleries based in 31 countries from North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Hamptons Art Hub has gathered images of some of the artworks and the people attending Art Basel Miami Beach. They will be presented in two parts over the next few days.

Happy viewing!

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"Once Everything Was Much Better Even the Future" by Nir Hod, 2013. Mixed media, 48 x 36 x 36 inches. Exhibited Paul Kasmin Gallery. The piece is from a new series of work that will be exhibited at the NYC gallery in 2014. Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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Artist Alexandre Arrechea attends Art Basel Miami Beach 2013. Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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"Timepieces - 50 Years of Collage" by Richard Meier, 2013. Exhibited with Galerie Gmurzynska (Zurich, Zug and St. Moritz, Switzerland). Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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One of the artworks in "Timepieces - 50 Years of Collage" by Richard Meier, 2013. The collage features Hamptons paper items including a bookmark from BookHamptons and a ferry ticket from the North Ferry that crosses from Shelter Island to Greenport, NY. Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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EVA & ADELE from Germany attend Art Basel Miami Beach, 2013. Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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"Goes outside inside here" by Carlito Carvalhosa, 2013. Wooden Poles, variable dimensions. Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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The interior of Neugerriemschneider, designed by Jorge Pardo. Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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The interior of Neugerriemschneider, designed by Jorge Pardo. Photo by Kathy Zeiger. Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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Jeffrey Deitch and Bill Powers. Photo by Sandra Hale Schulman.

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Art Basel Patron viewing "Mother and Child III" by Walter Ottman, 2012. Aluminum Wire, 190 x 280 cm. Exhibited with Goodman Gallery (Johnannesburg & Cape Town, South Africa). Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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Olafur Eliasson signs "Little Suns" at Art Basel Miami 2013. Photo by Sandra Hale Schulman.

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“Circular Pond” by Hans Op de Beeck, 2012. Glass, MDF, synthetic plaster and gluepaste, 6 x 118 1/8 x 118 1/8 inches. Edition 1/3, 1AP. Exhibited Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York City). Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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Mason Hayutin of gallerym.com and Nicky Spielberg attend Art Basel Miami Beach 2013. Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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"Face Facts #1" by Kenny Scharf, 2013. Silkscreen with cast paper, hand-painting and Swarovski crystal, 42 x 52 inches UNIQUE. Exhibited with Pace Prints (New York City). Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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XXX. Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

Art at Rest. "Segment - Positions" Art Basel Miami 2013. Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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"Red Watt #3" by Mel Kendrick, 2013 was one of the anchor pieces of a solo show by Kendrick presented by David Nolan Gallery (New York City). Photo by Kathy Zeiger.

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BASIC FACTS: Art Basel Miami Beach will be presented to the public from Dec. 5 – 8, 2013 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Additional installations are presented at nearby beaches, Collins Park and SoundScape Park. www.artbasel.com.

Tickets range from $26 to $90 and can be purchased online in advance or at the door. Click here for information.

Coverage of the Miami art fairs continues over the next week.

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