The fair opened on Wednesday to VIP guests before the public opening on Thursday and boasts 267 galleries from 31 countries with artworks from more than 4,000 artists. Featured will be work from the masters of Modern and Contemporary Art alongside newly created pieces by fresh talent.

Sukanya Rajaratnam, a partner of the Mnuchin Gallery in New York said: "This has been the best Art Basel in Miami Beach. Attendance was strong and we met new collectors. We experienced strong sales with price points varying from $300,000 to $5 million."




These included a sculpture by John Chamberlain, Miss Remember Ford (1964), which came with a $3 million price tag. Swiss gallery Gmurzynska reported selling a Picasso for $1 million.