Art Basel: Grand Opening

Now in its 4th year on Miami Beach, Art Basel opened doors last night to an eager crowd of collectors, dealers, artists and press. The main event is at the Convention Center, but the overwhelming popularity of Basel has resulted in many outcroppings of art all over Miami and Miami Beach. After the jump are some shots of work (both old and new) we saw …

Cindy Wright

Cindy Wright is a Belgian artist who is showing her work for the first time in the United States at Pulse, a fair concurrent with Art Basel in Miami. [We'll be on site giving you reports all next week]. Cindy's work is nothing short of awe inspiring. Her Lips, 2004, above right, is reminiscent of a similar painting (of a woman's lips with smeared lipstick) …

Summing up the Summit

As promised, Ari Kushnir delivers a full report on last week's Music, Multimedia, Miami conference. In addition to reporting on all the music festivities, Ari notes that "backed up with events like Art Basel and the M3 Summit, the future of Miami is brighter and hotter than the sand at noon." Read his story after the jump. By Ari K with Scott Thrift Last week …