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Trump Alters Vibe at Miami Art Fair Led by Basquiat Sale

  • Opening crowd isn’t as packed as usual but sales are brisk
  • Basquiat’s painting ‘Made in Japan I’ goes for $15 million
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A portrait of Hillary Clinton is set against a now-mournful black background. Canvases are lined with the New York Times edition whose front page announced “Trump Triumphs.”

Politics is prevalent at Art Basel Miami Beach this week, where artists and galleries are using the biggest contemporary art fair in the U.S. to express frustration and other feelings in the wake of the presidential election.