Art Basel Miami Beach 2009 ~ America’s Most Prestigious Art Show Opens

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A painting by Sara Landau titled "Venus" is shown by Landau Fine Art during the Art Basel Miami Beach Vernissage in Miami Beach, FL on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009. /  AP Photo / Lynne Sladky

MIAMI, FL.- From December 3 through 6, 2009, Miami
Beach, Florida, will be home to the 8th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, the
international art show. More than 250 leading galleries from North America,
Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will take part.
Chosen by
renowned gallerists of the Art Basel Miami Beach Selection Committee, the
galleries will show works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st
centuries. Special sectors are devoted to very recent artworks, curated
exhibits, perfor-mance, and art in public spaces. This year, the layout
of Art Basel Miami Beach will be extensively redesigned, including larger spaces
for many galleries, and an innovative floorplan to improve the visitor
experience inside the Miami Beach Convention Center.