Light at Art Basel Miami, Pulse and Design Miami shows

By Ilene Shaw and Nancy Thiel
Photography by Nancy Thiel

Art Basel Miami and its counterparts presented contemporary art in various media with an international focus, by emerging, mid-career, and established artists. We were thrilled by the quality and innovation of work that we saw, but found the work in light most compelling and appealing. Here are some of the glowing works that most amused and intrigued us. Let there be light….

Melting Lamps, Klagsbrun Gallery, NYC, as seen at Art Basel

Can’t take the heat? Here’s a clever twist on the average table lamp. This sculptural light source functions as a common table lamp, but extends the parameters of the imagination by creating a visual pun. Or is it just a response to global warming?