Exceptionally High Quality and Very Solid Sales at Art Basel Miami Beach 2010

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MIAMI BEACH, FL.- The ninth edition of Art Basel Miami Beach closed on Sunday, December 5, 2010. More than 250 galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa exhibited works by over 2,000 artists. The show attracted 46,000 visitors, a record number. Art collectors, museum directors, curators and cultural journalists from all over the world enjoyed a program of special exhibitions, panel discussions, private collection tours, and events featuring film, performance, and video. A great number of artists also attended the event, among them Michelangelo Pistoletto, Ernesto Neto, Vik Muniz, Pedro Reyes, Jonathan Meese, Martin Creed, Tony Oursler, Teresita Fernandez, Thomas Zipp, Julie Mehretu, Ugo Rondinone, Mark Handforth, Julian Schnabel and Isaac Julien. Over 130 museum and institution groups visited the show, as did private collectors