Art Basel Miami

Sometimes the patrons are as colorful as the art itself at Art Basel, one of the most prestigious art expos in the Americas, which kicked off at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Dec. 5 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 - Day 3

MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 08: at Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 at the Miami Beach Convention Center on December 8, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Art Basel Miami 2012)

Annual Art Basel International Art Show Opens In Miami

MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 05: Evelina Khromtchenko looks at the art in a gallery as Art Basel opens at the Miami Beach Convention Center on December 5, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. The 11th edition of the art show runs from December 6 through the 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 - Day 3

MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 08: A general view of Galerie Thomas Schulte during Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 at the Miami Beach Convention Center on December 8, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Art Basel Miami 2012)

Annual Art Basel International Art Show Opens In Miami

MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 05: People look at a piece of art by artist Jaume Plensa in the Galerie Lelong as Art Basel opens at the Miami Beach Convention Center on December 5, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. The 11th edition of the art show runs from December 6 through the 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Annual Art Basel International Art Show Opens In Miami

MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 05: People look at a piece of art in the Scai The Bathhouse gallery as Art Basel opens at the Miami Beach Convention Center on December 5, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. The 11th edition of the art show runs from December 6 through the 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Annual Art Basel International Art Show Opens In Miami

MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 05: An art patron looks at the art on the walls of the Gemini GEL gallery as Art Basel opens at the Miami Beach Convention Center on December 5, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. The 11th edition of the art show runs from December 6 through the 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)