FrontRunners: Miami Madness

    On the night of December 2, an invitation-only vernissage will usher in the four-day, no-holds-barred extravaganza that is Art Basel Miami Beach (www.artbaselmiamibeach.com). This year gallery owner Michael Kohn (www.kohngallery.com) will bring works by up-and-coming and blue-chip artists; one example of the latter is Deux Femmes Nues, a 1966 Picasso drawing that fits nicely into a carry-on. Launched in 2002 as a spin-off of the Art Basel show in Switzerland, the Miami event features modern and contemporary works from more than 200 galleries worldwide.

    When the air had cleared after the frenzy of New York’s spring art auctions, players and spectators...
    This circa-1900 pink-swirl marble is in what Dan Morphy calls “wet mint condition,” or as pristine...
    Photo by Bob Tursack
    Maya Angelou’s art collection focused on works by African-American masters...
    The display is part of a hotel-wide renovation that will be completed by the end of the year...
    Heritage Auctions will also offer Mickey Mantle’s rookie card and Mike Ditka’s Super Bowl playbook…
    Photo by Cordero Studios⁄corderostudios.com
    Charles and Judy Tate assembled a world-class collection of Latin American art—and then gave it all...
    Photo by The Strong, Rochester, N.Y.
    The American game culture is almost as old as the country itself...
    Photograph by Ron Pierson, courtesy of Guernsey's
    The bounty from the sunken ship includes 40 tons of silver and gold valued at $450 million…
    Photo by Michael Richter
    Visitors trekked to Maastricht, the Netherlands, for the March opening day of the European Fine Art...
    The 13 new portraits include images of Douglas Cramer, Judy Garland, and Ernesto Esposito…