L.A. Galleries Head to Art Basel Miami Beach

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At least 70,000 people are expected to descend on Miami Beach for four days of partying, viewing and art buying at Art Basel Miami Beach. But why does this fair matter so much? And what are art fairs doing to the experience -- and business -- of art? Is the art world mostly producing “inoffensive tchotchkes for billionaires?”

DnA got some answers, from L.A. gallerists Tim Blum (Blum & Poe), Michael Kohn (Kohn Gallery) and Mieke Marple (Night Gallery), and critics Shana Nys Dambrot and Carolina Miranda.