Art Basel: Wednesday VIP opening

  • A mural is on display during the VIP opening of Art Basel at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • PixCell-Double Bambi#2 by artist Kohei Nawa is displayed at the VIP opening of Art Basel at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The booth, a lounge designed by artist Jorge Pardo, at the VIP opening of Art Basel at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Francisco George of Los Angeles views artist Olafur Eliasson's work titled "Dew Reflector" during the VIP opening of Art Basel at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Geometric Mirrors installation by artist Jeppe Hein is displayed at the VIP opening of Art Basel at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • "Earth" by artist Yinka Shonibare is on display during the VIP opening of Art Basel at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Nir Hod's "Once Everything Was Much Better Even The Future" is on display during the VIP opening of Art Basel at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Russian Curator and art advisor Marina Kurikhina, who is based in London, views artist Charles Atlas' installation in the Vilma Gold gallery during the VIP opening of Art Basel at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Patrick Wall of New York City views "Female Stretch" by Evan Penny during the VIP opening of Art Basel at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Edward Swasbrook, 8, of New Zealand attempts to grab a printout from printers installed in a palm tree installation titled "Isla Prints" at the VIP opening of Art Basel at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. The printed pages show Internet search results about Cuba, Puerto Rico and the U.S. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Eva Fahler, Amir Shariat, Emily Sundblad, Jake Palmert, Ashley Gail Harris and Carter Pottash gather at the Reena Spauling Fine Art Gallery during the VIP opening of Art Basel at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A sculpture by Gehard Demetz is on display during the VIP opening of Art Basel at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • "Paradise (Working Title): The Bar as An Oasis" is displayed with artist Naomi Fisher during the VIP opening of Art Basel at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The opening day of Art Basel on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, brought out the VIPs, designers, artists, collectors, and Milan Iskander, 2, of Miami Beach, who studies Hans-Peter Feldmann's Installation "Seascapes" at Mehdi Chouakri Gallery. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF