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Preview: 30 Artworks to See at Art Basel in Miami Beach


Derrick Adams, Floater No. 2, 2016. Courtesy Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago


Bruno Mars says it all in his pop tune “24K Magic” when he sings, “Guess who’s back again?”

But instead of Mr. Mars, we’re talking about Art Basel in Miami Beach. On view at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 1-4, 2016, the 15th edition of the world’s premier art fair features 269 leading international galleries, drawn from 29 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.  

Ranging from historically significant projects and film to painting, photography and large-scale sculpture, exhibitors are offering thousands of captivating artworks by hundreds of modern and contemporary artists.

Systematically scanning this year’s selection, Whitehot has put together a personalized portfolio of works that are not-to-be-missed. Scroll through to see the art that visitors to the fair will be posting on Instagram later this week. WM

Keltie Ferris, sunK sun, 2016. Courtesy Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

Matthias Bitzer, The fickle heart, 2016. Courtesy Francesca Minini, Milan

Tomma Abts, Untitled (Big Circle), 2015. Courtesy Crown Point Press, San Francisco

Christian Boltanski, Monument: La Fête de Pourim, 1989-2012. Courtesy Kewenig Galerie, Berlin

Ugo Rondinone, achternovemberzweitausendundvierzehn, 2014. Courtesy Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

William Kentridge, Shadow Figure I, 2016. Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, Paris and London

 Jacques Villeglé, Quai des Célestins, 1964. Courtesy Galerie George-Philippe et Nathalie Vallois, Paris

Sterling Ruby, PEACE VAMPIRE (6291), 2016. Courtesy Sprüth Magers, Cologne and London

Robin Rhode, Double Dutch (detail), 2016. Courtesy Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

George Condo, Red Head, 2012. Courtesy Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York

E.V. Day, Satellite of Modern Love #4, 2016. Courtesy Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art, New York

Stephen Shore, Lou Reed and Andy Warhol, 1965-1967. Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York

Liam Gillick, Growth Elevation, 2016. Courtesy Casey Kaplan, New York

David Hammons, Untitled, 2010. Courtesy Mnuchin Gallery, New York

Alex Katz, Green Bandana, 2002. Courtesy Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago and New York

Man Ray, Rayograph, 1922. Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich

Christopher Williams, Linhof Technika V fabricated in Munich, Germany. Salon Studio Stand fabricated in Florence, Italy. Dual cable release. Prontor shutter. Symar-s lens 150mmm/f 5.6 Schneider kreuznach. Sinar fresnel lens placed with black tape on the ground glass. (Yellow) Dirk Schaper Studio, Berlin, June 19, 2007, 2008. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York and London

Jonathan Monk, Unmasked Man (Paul behind Paul etc), 2016. Courtesy Meyer Riegger, Berlin

Sigmar Polke, Untitled, 2003. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York and London

Marilyn Minter, Spray On #3, 2016. Courtesy Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art, New York

 Zanele Muholi, Dudu, Parktown, 2016. Courtesy Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg

 Fabian Marcaccio, SUSPENDED TITLE, 2016. Courtesy Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

Joel Shapiro, untitled, 2015. Courtesy Pace Gallery, New York, Beijing, London and Hong Kong

Josephine Halvorson, Posted 11-17-16, 2016. Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

Naama Tsabar, Untitled #1 (from the Double Face Museum Series), 2016. Courtesy Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

Bill Viola, Isolde’s Ascension (The Shape of Light in the Space After Death), 2005. Courtesy James Cohan, New York

Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, Untitled, 2016. Courtesy Galerie Perrotin, Paris, New York, Hong Kong and Seoul

Fred Tomaselli, Night Music for Raptors, 2010. Courtesy James Cohan, New York

Thomas Demand, Daily #27, 2016. Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery, New York and Los Angeles



Paul Laster

Paul Laster is a writer, editor, curator, artist and lecturer. He’s a contributing editor at ArtAsiaPacific and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art and writer for Time Out New York, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Galerie Magazine, Sculpture, Art & Object, Cultured, Architectural Digest, Garage, Surface, Ocula, Observer, ArtPulse, Conceptual Fine Arts and Glasstire. He was the founding editor of Artkrush, started The Daily Beast’s art section, and was art editor of Russell Simmons’ OneWorld Magazine, as well as a curator at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, now MoMA PS1.



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