our favorite artworks from art basel miami 2014

everything but picasso, baby.

“Floating Ice cream” by soshiro matsubara
Art Basel Miami Beach is dubbed spring break for grown-ups: You have downtown New York kids, rappers (think: multiple A$APs in attendance this year, Kanye’s Cadillac collab last year, Jay Z’s “Twin Bugattis outside the Art Basel” line from a certain song called "Picasso Baby"), the couture-wearing Euro crowd, and collectors willing to drop millions at the snap of a finger. Although the visitors' focus on art has become somewhat questionable over the past few years, it still remains one of the best places to see piercing new work from emerging artists and—depending on where you go—20th century classics for sale. 
 
Without further adieu, click through the gallery to see a roundup of best artworks we spotted at the satellite fairs (because we're all about up-and-coming and contemporary), in no particular order.