Art Basel in Miami Beach
By Paul Laster
The 13th edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach (ABMB) offered an especially strong showing of Asian galleries. As interest in contemporary Asian art continues to grow, so does the number of Asian exhibitors at international art fairs. Of the 267 exhibitors that showed at this year’s ABMB, 21 are located in or have branches in Asia.
New participants included Beijing Commune from China and Take Ninagawa and Y++ Wada Fine Arts from Tokyo. Y++ presented an outstanding show in ABMB’s newly launched Survey section, with paintings and works on paper by Tetsuya Ishida, a talented Japanese painter who tragically died at age 31 in 2005.