As the Hollywood Reporter stated, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year (for art lovers). Indeed, Art Basel Miami Beach is back, and the fair is bigger and better than ever, literally, thanks to a new floorplan in the partially renovated Miami Beach Convention Center. The 16th edition introduces 20 galleries to the Americas among a total of 268 on view from December 7-10. One highlight is a recreation of Brazilian painter Wesley Duke Lee’s studio at Ricardo Camargo Galeria. Art Public, which takes over Collins Park (pictured), has a new eye too. Independent art curator and critic Philipp Kaiser selected 11 large-scale works. Don’t miss artist Jim Shaw and his D’red D’warf band perform their progressive rock opera, “The Rinse Cycle,” on December 6; after all, it took a decade to complete.
1900 Washington Avenue; artbasel.com