Art brokers prepare for Art Basel

  • Galleries in New York City are deciding what pieces of art to bring to Art Basel Miami 2009. - Paula Cooper of Paula Cooper Gallery, on West 21st Street in New York City, looks at white painted wood sculpture by artist Sol Lewitt, 1997. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Galleries in New York City are deciding what pieces of art to bring to Art Basel Miami, 2009. - Thomas Quigley of the Ameringer McEnery Yohe gallery, on West 22nd Street, walks between Sean Scully's "North South" circa 1991 and Hans Hofmann "Abstraction in White" circa 1954. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Galleries in New York City are deciding what pieces of art to bring to Art Basel Miami, 2009. - Dan Pollock, gallery director of Cecilia de Torres gallery on Green Street. Pollock with artist CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Galleries in New York City are deciding what pieces of art to bring to Art Basel Miami, 2009. - L to R - Thomas Quigley and Michael Medel of the Ameringer McEnery Yohe gallery on West 22nd Street in New York City, stand under a skylight in the gallery and next to artist Sean Scully's "North South", circa 1991. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Galleries in New York City are deciding what pieces of art to bring to Art Basel Miami, 2009. - Paula Cooper Gallery, artist Claes Oldenburg & Coosje Van Bruggen's "Paradise Pies", cira 2009. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Galleries in New York City are deciding what pieces of art to bring to Art Basel Miami, 2009. - Cecilia de Torres, LtD, Gallery on Green Street, artist Leon Ferrari sculpture CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Galleries in New York City are deciding what pieces of art to bring to Art Basel Miami, 2009. - James Danziger of the Danzinger Projects gallery on West 24th Street in New York City, with a photograph of "Three Young Men from Mali" circa 1954. by Seydou Keita. Next to it is a portrait of a sunflower by Chuck Close, circa 2007 and a photograph of the Cassius Clay/Sonny Liston fight at the Miami Beach Convention Center by Neil Leifer in 1964. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF