EFEBy Emilio J. López Miami

After a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic, a frenzied excitement surrounds this year's edition of Miami Art Basel as yachts, luxurious cars and a parade of celebrity art collectors and millionaires flood South Beach eager to snap up the latest cutting edge artworks.

But it’s not just about art, exclusive parties in decadent hotels and upscale clubs traditionally usher in one of the world's most prominent art fairs.

On Wednesday night Louis Vuitton hosted a party to celebrate its late creative director Virgil Abloh. Kim Kardasian, Maluma and Kanye West were just some of the A-listers at the exclusive event.

The atmosphere that reigns at Art Basel Miami Beach since it launched on Tuesday to VIPs is one of unabated optimism.