Art Basel Miami 2023: Huw Lougher's Top Picks
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Here Huw Lougher, managing director of Lougher Contemporary unveils his curated selection of top picks from Art Basel Miami 2023. As a seasoned expert in the contemporary art world, Huw Lougher’s choices reflect not only the current pulse of the industry but also his personal commitment to showcasing works that transcend boundaries and challenge artistic conventions.
Art Basel Miami Beach, said to be North America's most comprehensive international contemporary art fair, returns for its 21st edition December 8 - 10, 2023. Thousands of art dealers, artists, collectors and art aficionados will enjoy modern and contemporary art from 277 galleries. The center of the action will be the gleaming Miami Beach Convention Center. The huge Convention Center is divided into sections, each with its own curatorial focus:
Art Basel Miami Beach is one of only four Art Basel fairs in the world; the others are in Hong Kong, Paris and the founding fair in Basel, Switzerland. (Read about the history of Art Basel.)
‘In our American show, taking place from December 8 to 10, 2023, leading galleries from five continents show significant works by masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as the new generation of emerging stars.’
Each year, this week provides an opportunity for us to meet both new and existing clients, attend private and public events and also gauge where the art market is as we close out 2023 and start planning for 2024. Along with a number or art market big hitters, we also spotted a number of high profile celebrities including Leonardo di Caprio, Jared Letto, Serena Williams and Cindy Crawford.
Huw Lougher, managing director of Lougher Contemporary, has just returned from a week in Miami. Here he unveils his curated selection of the top booths from this years Art Basel Miami Beach 2023.
As an expert and advisor in the contemporary art world, Huw Lougher’s choices reflect not only the current pulse of the industry but also his personal taste and his commitment to showcase artists that are either highly collectible or starting to make waves in the art market.
Below we feature 10 booths that grabbed Huw's attention (all photos were taken by Huw).
This year, an abundant selection of large-scale paintings was a theme among the works on view, which brought in several big-ticket sales. The purchase of a $20 million Philip Guston painting at Hauser & Wirth’s booth led the slate of reported sales from the VIP day; other notable sales included the following:
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