The Most Outrageous Works We Saw At Art Basel Miami Beach

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This year’s Art Basel Miami Beach brought the world’s best artists and galleries to the sunshine state for a five-day art fair showcasing established and upcoming talent.While the convention centre was home to large galleries such as Gagosian and White Cube, the surrounding satellite art fairs featured works from well-known and unknown artists alike.

No matter the level of fame, it seemed like each gallery booth had plenty of interesting art to offer.

From stickers to skulls to gold-plated statues, see the most outrageous artworks featured at this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach.

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