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10 Can't-Miss Events at the 10th Annual Art Basel Miami Beach

The swank extravaganza that has turned South Beach into an international art destination celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. As the expo (which runs December 1–4 at the Miami Beach Convention Center) has grown, a host of additional art happenings have risen up around it. Here, the best of the bunch.

November 29, 2011

"Erwin Wurm: Beauty Business" at the Bass Museum of Art

The Austrian artist known for cheeky and surreal sculptures—bloated muscle cars, dill pickles cast in resin, headless men in suits—is giving Miami's party people what they really want: booze as art. His Drinking Sculptures are well-stocked bars made out of vintage furniture. Drink up—Wurm says that each piece is complete only when the viewer is drunk.

December 1–March 4; 2100 Collins Ave.; bassmuseum.org

Left: Erwin Wurm, Untitled (Drinking Sculpture Series), 2011

Photographs: Slide 1: Courtesy of Richard Prince; Slide 2: Courtesy of Ottomura; Slide 3: Courtesy of MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd.; Slide 4: Courtesy of Joanne Kim; Slide 5: Courtesy of Kate Werble Gallery, New York; Slide 6: Courtesy of Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY; Slide 7: Courtesy of MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd.; Slide 8: Courtesy of Gregory Gibbon; Slide 9: Courtesy of Salon 94, New York from the book Nailed, by Standard Press and Damiani; Slide 10: Courtesy of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
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