Art Basel Miami Beach 2019

As temperatures drop, the art world flocks to Miami for its annual seaside sojourn, a heady week of blue-chip art, eye-watering sales and shoreline soirées. The epicentre is Art Basel Miami Beach (5-8 December), welcoming 20 new exhibitors to this edition’s 269-strong fold. Monumental outdoor installations are in vogue this year too, from a colossal beachfront traffic backup to a towering textile-clad palm tree. Elsewhere, Miami’s emerging Allapattah neighbourhood will christen private museums spearheaded by power-collectors Don and Mera Rubell and philanthropist Jorge M Pérez respectively. South Beach hotels are joining in on the action with pop-up exhibitions, and there’s a smorgasbord of satellite fairs to discover (17 at last count, including Design Miami). Team Wallpaper* is keeping a finger on Miami’s artistic pulse just for you...

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