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High Quality and Very Solid Sales at Art Basel Miami Beach 2009

George Segal's - "Depression Bread Line," 1999 / Image courtesy of the Margulies Collection in Miami

The eighth edition of Art Basel Miami Beach closed on Sunday,
December 6, 2009. More than 250 galleries from North America, Europe, Latin
America, Asia and Africa exhibited works by over 2,000 artists.

With a program of special exhibitions, panel discussions, private
collection tours, and events featuring film, performance, and video, the show
attracted 42,000 visitors.
Visitors included art collectors, museum
directors, curators and cultural journalists from all over the United States and
the rest of the world. A great number of artists also attended the event, among
them Chuck Close, Ingar Dragset, Claire Fontaine, Matthew Day Jackson, Kris
Martin, Marilyn Minter, James Rosenquist, Fred Tomaselli, Ai Weiwei, Pae White,
and Kehinde Wiley. Over 100 museum and institution groups also visited
the show, as did private collectors from the Americas, Europe and many emerging
markets of the artworld.