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America's biggest art week has closed out another edition of fairs, exhibits, events and parties, and Barnebys reports the six takeaways and news stories you need to know from Miami.

Art

An upcoming auction features a dazzling array of Italian and international design, furniture and lights. Here is a selection of some of the most interesting creations in the catalogue, featuring tones that compliment the current wintery atmosphere.

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The Story Behind Cattelan's Banana

The most talked about and viewed artwork at Art Basel Miami Beach this year was undoubtedly the most simple: a banana duct taped to the wall at Galerie Perrotin's booth. Here is the story behind Comedian.

Art

The Allure of Atsuko Tanaka

Alex Cooper's upcoming sale will be led by an abstract work by modern Japanese artist Atsuko Tanaka, who pioneered a new avant-garde vocabulary in Japan during the second half of the 20th century.

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The Illicit Love Letters of Ian Fleming

Known for creating secret agent James Bond, British author Ian Fleming wrote letters just as dramatic as his novels, a selection of which will be headed to auction in December. Containing gossip, successes and sadomasochistic confessions, the correspondence with his love Ann Charteris unveils the intimate life of the novelist.

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Works of art

Despite having only gained belated recognition for her work, Louise Bourgeois’ creations have placed her among the most expensive female artists at auction. They are often subject to new interpretations, frequently saturated with psychoanalyst and feminist allusions.

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Fernand Léger: Art in Full Swing

Fernand Léger had a wide and varied career in the arts, from creating paintings and sculptures to designing sets and directing films. With a style falling somewhere between Cubism and naïve art, Léger’s paintings often make a positive impression on the viewer. His primary colors and plump figures are almost universally appealing, and collectors from all over the world appreciate the creations.

Works of art

Matisse: Master of the Fauves

A major figure in 20th-century painting, Henri Matisse has influenced many renowned artists. With humble beginnings as a notary’s clerk from Saint-Quentin, Matisse went on to become one of the best-rated French painters and sculptors in the world, a label that still stands today.

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