Fall may have just begun, but Art Basel Miami Beach is already gearing up for December. The mother of all American art fairs has compiled its exhibitor list for its 11th edition, which runs December 6-9, and ARTINFO snagged an early peek. Over 680 galleries competed for 257 spots -- slightly fewer than last year's total of 264. They hail from 31 countries and include new faces from New York, Paris, Berlin, and London. Meanwhile, some familiar dealers -- including Tony Shafrazi, Zach Feuer, and Marc Jancou, all of New York -- will not be returning.
L & M Arts at Art Basel 2011 / Courtesy L & M Arts, New York
Among the 17 new names in the main gallery section are Paris's Art:Concept, Galerie Daniel Templon, and Torabuoni Art; Henrique Faria Fine Art, Hammer Galleries, and Craig F. Starr Gallery of New York; and Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Esther Schipper, and Buchmann Galerie of Berlin. (Some of these galleries may have participated in earlier editions of the fair, but all were absent from last year's event.)
As usual, the Art Nova and Art Positions sections -- dedicated to younger galleries or newer artworks -- had the largest turnover. Among the highlights are Galerie Michel Rein of Paris, which will offer a solo presentation of Whitney Biennial star LaToya Ruby Frazier in the Art Positions section, and Eleven Rivington Gallery of New York, which is showing Katrin Sigurdardottir, Iceland's choice for the 2013 Venice Biennale, alongside Hilary Berseth and Michael DeLucia in the Art Nova section.
Who didn't make the cut? Los Angeles's International Art Objects Galleries and Richard Telles are out, while the city's Gemini G.E.L. LLC is in. Notably, Marc Jancou and Tony Shafrazi, both of whom have been at the center of controversies this year, are not returning. (Jancou is locked in a protracted legal battle with artist Cady Noland and Sotheby's, while Shafrazi, who we're told did not apply, ruffled some feathers at this year's Art Basel when he decided to fill his booth with his own artwork.) Moeller Fine Art of New York and Christian Nagel of Berlin will also stay home this year.
ARTINFO has reproduced the full exhibitor list here. Start building your Art Basel Miami itineraries now, won't you?
-Julia Halperin, BLOUIN ARTINFO
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