This years Art Basel opened with a huge turn out of art patrons and admires form all over. Gallery giants such as Gargosian, Hauser & Wirth, and Mary Boone brought considerable weight to Basel as they do every year. Paul McCarthy’s White Snow Dwarf (Bashful) attracted the crowd’s attention that night. I also found choice paintings from Jean-Michel Basquiat to two large pieces from Eric Fischl which sat in Boone’s gallery. Then there are the sound suits of the performance artist Nick Cave that exuded tremendous presence. The night was short by design, after all it is simply a preview viewing. This is Art Basel Miami Beach’s 10th year anniversary and it does look promising.