Art Basel Miami is always a buzzy, well-attended event, but the week has taken on new significance following the death of Virgil Abloh. The designer’s last show for Louis Vuitton was staged at the city’s Maritime Marina on Tuesday night. With a moving speech from Vuitton CEO Michael Burke and ‘Virgil Was Here’ written across the sky in lights, it was a poignant start to the festival. Here’s hoping Abloh’s legacy of supporting young talent is still reverberating through the city, with art world leaders and fans in town to discover the next great emerging artists.
That it’s the first in-person Art Basel Miami since 2019 only adds to the excitement. Local photographer Giovanni Mourin is zig-zagging between galleries and shows to document the scene; scroll through his latest photos below, and come back for his daily updates.
Originally published on Vogue.com