Art Basel Miami has been attracting members of the international art community since 2002, people in pursuit of guaranteed good vibes and whatever else could be Instagrammed.
If the Miami’s Convention Center didn’t have enough art for eclectic enthusiasts, tons of installations were scattered throughout the entire city, from the landmark Wynnwood Walls, to abandoned parking lots and a few condos serving as gallery space owned by Jorge Perez (the Trump of Miami). Even the pool at the Mondrian Hotel South Beach became its own installation, filled with ping pong balls.
Out of more than a 100,000 posts tagged #artbasel, a few standout pieces deserve a second, third, maybe an afternoon worth of looking. Take a peek at some of the most intriguing installations at Art Basel 2015.
And that's a wrap! #Plexus32 is down now. Thanks to @yayasheshe for all the help these past two weeks and for holding the fort the last day while I made my way to Hawaii for a week of rest. Thanks again to @therealswizzz for letting me be a part of #nocommission, and a big shoutout to the #TheDeanCollection team and everyone who made this week possible!
Gabriel Dawe participated in the Dean Collection’s No Commission Art Fair which allows artists to keep 100% of the profit earned during the festival. Dawe’s Plexus series includes various rainbow installations positioned all over the world.
The Plexus series is constructed using exotic materials like gütermann thread.
More Plexi glass participatory installations were popular at Art Basel, including this installation by Signe Pierce.
The “reality” artist also contributed to the whole guerilla art installation movement, using Miami’s rain situation during Basel as a major focus for this piece.
This is what 20 years worth of hair looks like as per the Rubell Collection.
The Rubell Collection also offered a large scale version of a literal barbie nutcracker.
Each year, more large scale abstract art makes its way to Art Basel.
Artist Tony Tasset’s take on animals is breathtakingly surreal, but the little girl in this candid shot makes it all too perfect!
Hotel guests were encouraged to swim the pool with some delightful added value.
Artist Bydia Wilson constructed The Devil's Playground in the Design District of Miami.
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