Art Basel Miami Beach and about two dozen other independent art fairs open Thursday. Among its offerings this year are a rum-running skeleton, red Lego pieces stacked into a starry flare and man-sized vampire mouths — as well as thousands of other paintings, photographs and sculptures. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the 11th annual fair — the U.S. extension of the contemporary art fair held each June in Basel, Switzerland — which runs through Sunday.
Vampire fangs by artist Sterling Ruby are on display as part of Art Basel Miami Beach. Wilfredo Lee/AP Buy Photo