BLACK BOOK How art basel has affected Miami

Evelyn McDonnell, BLACK BOOK, December 9, 2008

When Art Basel was imported to Miami Beach from Switzerland in 2002, the annual visual arts fair raised the profile of Miami’s already thriving creative community. But now that Basel is booming, and has become a lucrative international feeding frenzy for collectors, some of the locals are feeling left behind. What’s next for them, and for Basel?