At the sprawling, 25,000-square-foot Art Miami/Context exhibition space, which covers three city blocks, you can discover everything from the work of modern masters to bleeding-edge contemporary paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, limited-edition prints, and monumental sculptures. There are even attention-commanding installations in outdoor exhibition spaces and interconnected halls.
Make sure not to miss New York's Keszler Gallery, which is presenting spray paintings and mixed-media sculptures by notorious British street artist Banksy. These were created during his monthlong visit to the Big Apple last year, which was chronicled on HBO's recent documentary Banksy Does New York. Among his work is a sphinx cobbled from concrete rubble that will mash your eye sockets into creamed corn.
Although Pinta (3401 NE First Ave.; pintamiami.com) has racked up a seven-year history in the Big Apple, the boutique fair is in the Magic City for the first time. "We decided to launch our eighth edition here because of the multitude of activity during Miami Art Week," says Diego Costa Peuser, Pinta founder and director. "We felt the city needed a flagship fair devoted to modern and contemporary art from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula."
For Pinta's local debut, Peuser selected 50 top international galleries from Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Spain, and Cuba in a tightly curated presentation displayed under two tents housing modern and contemporary works. They span every conceivable genre and are organized around a monumental sculpture garden.