Cuban artists, writers and performers have met with government officials for weeks trying to get changes in a law they say amounts to censorship. Despite their displeasure, Decree Law 349 went into effect Friday.
David Castillo Gallery, a fixture on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, made it to the main stage to display his art at Art Basel Miami Beach. He was invited to the fair’s Galleries sector for the first time.
A Miami art gallery was vandalized with a swastika and vulgar language on Saturday morning during Miami Art Week. The storefront of Yeelen Gallery was defaced sometime after 1 a.m., police have been made aware of the incident.
Art Basel Miami Beach opened on Wednesday morning, Dec. 4, 2018, to the very VIPS invited to the fair for an early look-see. There was no mad crush at the door, no unseemly Black Friday-like rush to the booths as in former years.
The mad opening rush at the Art Basel Miami Beach fair disappeared thanks to an improved convention center, but the early buying and selling seemed no less active, the prices no less eye-popping and the art as good as ever.
Miami Beach’s Art Basel is the year’s premiere art event, and artists aren’t afraid of tackling tough social problems like climate change. But this year’s best climate-themed work comes from the locals.
Grand Basel, the vintage and luxury auto show that was due to debut in Miami in February, has been canceled. Its parent company, MCH, is suffering from financial woes. Art Basel Miami Beach fair is not affected, say organizers.