I just returned from a trip to warm and sunny Miami Beach, attending the greatest art event of my life...Miami Art Basel...and I'm wondering if there were any others here at LMM who may have attended last week? It's an international art show which attracts artists, collectors and patrons from around the world for four glorious days of viewing (and buying) thousands of pieces of amazing art! I didn't buy anything, just did the "looking." The big event takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, but there were many other smaller events scattered around the city. The prices were VERY HIGH for everything, but needless to say, millions of dollars exchanged hands during this show. There were a number of "classic" pieces (Picasso, Miro, Chagall, etc.), but also many new artists showing their stuff. Hundreds of galleries from around the world apply for a space at this show, but only about 200 are selected. Many smaller galleries set up shop at one of the satellite events. This was a first for me, and I'm hoping to go back again in the next year or two. It is now a regular event every year the first week of December. We were allowed to take photos at the major event (Convention Center)...I've put together a short youtube video of some of the stuff that caught my eye. I'll post the link here, and in "multimedia."