Art Basel Miami Beach 2021 What The Dealers Had To Say – Report

Artlyst, December 5, 2021

Art Basel Miami Beach has reported a successful return to the fair with strong sales and outstanding exhibits, marking a milestone 2021 edition.


This year’s show was more diverse than ever before and welcomed four first-time participants from Africa, including friars Gallery from Kampala; First Floor Gallery Harare with spaces in Harare and Victoria Falls; SMAC Art Gallery with spaces in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Stellenbosch; and Rele Gallery with areas in Lagos and Los Angeles. In addition, in recognition of the changing gallery landscape, this year Art Basel and its Selection Committee relaxed many of its exhibitor application requirements, including the minimum number of exhibitions a gallery must hold per year, the need to have a permanent space, and the number of years the gallery must have been in operation. The changes allowed the fair to welcome a broader range of first-time participants, including the newly-opened Nicola Vassell in New York and the roaming Kendra Jayne Patrick Gallery.