In 1970, three gallerists in Basel, Switzerland joined forces to create an international art fair. Almost 50 years later, Art Basel has become one of world’s premier art events with annual exhibitions in Basel, Hong Kong, and Miami Beach. This past weekend, galleries, collectors, and art fans alike descended on Miami Beach to catch the South Florida iteration of the world-class art fair. The popularity of the event has exploded, with other independent art fairs such as Context, Art Miami, and Untitled also attracting crowds for what has come to be known as Miami Art Week. ROOT was on the scene, soaking in the sun, sand, and endless art. Check out the photos above to get a peek at some of our favorite pieces.