The Miami Beach Convention Center, with BMW Art Basel cars at the ready.

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The hallways of the Miami Beach Convention Center were already thrumming with people when the doors opened to Art Basel Miami Beach today at 11 a.m., and they rushed through them quickly, giddily, on the hunt for pleasure. More than 200 exhibitors from all around the world were there to serve them, looking to cut some deals.

Below, a quick look around the aisles with scattered commentary, focusing mostly on highlights but with a few empty spectacles thrown in for good measure.