Each December, the American leg of the international art fair Art Basel descends on Miami, bringing with it a raft of colourful attendees – many of whom are there for a single purpose: to buy art. What follows is a weekend of the world’s super rich mingling with up-and-coming artists across the city – something that makes for particularly good people watching. From oligarchs and their wives, to young artists wearing their work on their bodies (literally), many of the visitors are as interesting to look at as the art itself.
London-based photographer Rosie Marks – who deftly captures life’s mundane and sometimes awkward moments – travelled to this year’s fair, held last weekend, turning her lens on the city as the art world takes over. What she came back with is a series of photographs which at once honest and humorous, capturing the weird and wonderful sights at the art fair – from deals being done to debauched after parties and plenty of dressed-up dogs.