Miami Art Basel Countdown Report 2013

  • The art deco Delano Hotel, Miami

    Picture: Rex

The concierges’ guide to Miami         vb

A travel guide to Miami’s best attractions, bars, beaches and experiences, as judged by concierges from the city’s best hotels

By John O’Ceallaigh

November 22, 2013 11:46

On the southern tip of Florida, cosmopolitan and culturally diverse Miami offers much more than reliable warm weather and exceptional beaches. A thriving arts scene that supports events such as Art Basel Miami (this year taking place from December 5-8) and various world-class galleries and museums has allowed the city to assert itself as a cultural capital; an established and hedonistic drinking and dining scene means after-hours entertainment is also to hand. Here concierges from three of Miami’s best hotels give their guides to the city’s standout destinations and experiences.

Sharing their knowledge are:
Pedro Alvarez, head concierge at Delano
Noel Lanza, head concierge at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach
Maite Foriasky, chef concierge at The Setai

 I’m new here. Tell me something people don’t know about Miami.
Pedro:
Miami Beach’s Art Deco District is the first 20th-century neighborhood to be recognized by America’s National Register of Historic Places. It includes 800 structures of historical significance, most built between 1923 and 1943.
Maite: When built, Miami’s Art Deco buildings were painted in pastel colours so their features would show up as different tones of grey in the black and white advertisement photographs of the time.

Which attraction should I definitely make time to see?
Pedro:
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. It was James Deering’s subtropical winter home in the 1910s and now is a beautifully restored museum and gardens.
Noel: Fairchild Tropical Garden which you may get to by heading south on Old Cutler road. It is home to some of the most unique trees and flowers in the world.
Maite: The famous Wynwood Walls in the Wynwood Art District. The idea of showcasing street art in the area was conceived in 2009 by Tony Goldman, who suggested using the windowless walls of Wynwood’s warehouses as canvases.

Which of the “must-visit” attractions should I avoid?
Pedro:
Ocean Drive at night. The traffic ruins the experience.
Noel: The Bayside district is full of corporate chain restaurants and shops. If you want a nice coffee mug or T shirt, it is a good “attraction”.
Maite: Any and all tours sold on the street; most of these vendors are not licensed guides and a positive, memorable experience is not guaranteed.

Which cultural attraction would you most recommend?
Pedro:
The much anticipated Perez Art Museum Miami.  It should open in a few weeks and it promises to be a great addition to Miami’s cultural life.
Noel: The New World Symphony, Little Havana and its restaurants and Cuban-influenced art galleries. Little Haiti is also a hidden gem.
Maite: I particularly like all the contemporary architecture in Miami; our buildings now have the touch of so many well-known international architects and designers, such as the 1111 Lincoln Road which is a garage by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. I also appreciate The Adrienne Arscht Center for Performing Arts designed by famed Argentinian architect Cesar Pelli.

How can I best experience Art Basel Miami Beach?
Pedro:
The best way is to try to get a hold of a VIP Pass to see all of the best exhibits at speed and in comfort.
Noel: Have a strategy with regards to how you will fit all in four days.
Maite: Allocate one full day to spend at the Miami Beach Convention Center to enjoy the monumental collection of cutting-edge pieces and rare works of art. It’s located two blocks west of The Setai, Miami Beach. Take your time perusing through all the aisles of art. Then, be sure to wander through the public areas of Miami Beach where unusual large-scale art pieces dominate and fascinate.

Where can I take the best picture of Miami?
Pedro:
In the Shore Club Penthouse. The view of the water is unforgettable.
Noel: Standing at the precipice of the Rickenbacker Causeway, which is the bridge leading from Brickell to Key Biscayne. If you face north, you can capture downtown, Biscayne Bay, the Port of Miami and South Beach.
Maite: From South Point Park on Miami Beach, where one can see the hotels of South Beach, the Atlantic Ocean, Fisher Island, The Port of Miami and the sun setting behind Miami’s ever-expanding skyline.

I’d like to try something new here – what should I do?
Pedro:
Visit the state’s Everglades National Park. It’s not uncommon to see alligators out sunbathing.
Noel: Yoga at the Wyndwood Walls, a new an upcoming artistic area of Miami. The other participants and yogis are most interesting.
Maite: Many don’t associate Miami with wineries, but a favourite, off-the-beaten-path experience we recommend is tasting the refreshing fruit wine at Schnebly Redland’s Winery in Homestead, which is 50 miles southwest of Miami Beach (on the way to the Florida Everglades). Guests may enjoy wines flavoured with mango, coconut, and guava—the signature fruits of South Florida; or if you prefer beer, they brew coco ale beer. The lush courtyard and natural coral waterfalls will provide a great backdrop for a peaceful afternoon wine tasting.


What’s the most glamorous experience you can have in Miami?
Pedro:
Spend a day in Fisher Island and a night at the Delano Hotel. You’re sure to rub elbows with other glamorous people.
Noel: To attend a gala at the classic and luxurious Biltmore hotel, followed by drinks at Swine in the Coral Gables district.
Maite: Indulge yourself with a ride on a Porsche high-speed boat or spend a leisure day on a luxury yacht, with a massage therapist, yoga instructor or even a private chef on board.

I’d like to buy an unusual souvenir – what do you recommend?
Pedro:
Britto Gallery has really interesting pop art souvenirs. Grab an umbrella to remember the fickle Miami weather.
Noel: A guayabera, which is a type of shirt that’s popular in Latin America.
Maite: Since Miami is home to the everglades, you could pick up some unique alligator souvenirs or visit the Little Havana area for some Cuban collectables.

Tell me a phrase or piece of slang I can use to fit in around here.
Pedro:
“Cafecito”. It’s a Cuban coffee that’s small but strong and you should try ordering it from any of the city’s numerous coffee shops.
Noel: “Dale”, pronounced “dah-lay”. It means “let’s go” in Spanish.
Maite: Don’t be confused if you’re addressed as Mama, Mami or Papi; these are typical South Floridian terms of endearment.

What’s the best restaurant in the city right now?
Pedro:
Zuma is delicious. It’s a modern Japanese restaurant in the Epic hotel.
Noel: After dining at DiLido, here at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach – the only oceanfront restaurant in South Beach – Ola is a very nice dining establishment with delicious Latin food.
Maite: I’d recommend The Restaurant at The Setai, recently reopened with a new Mediterranean “Sun Coast” cuisine concept, and the popular Setai Grill.

And where’s best for drinks? I don’t want somewhere touristy.
Pedro:
Delano’s pool bar is the perfect place to enjoy a drink during the day.
Noel: The Foxhole on South Beach, which can be hard to find as there are absolutely no signs on the exterior of the building. Also try Blackbird in Brickell, Bardot in Mid-town, and The Local in Coral Gables.
Maite: There’s a hidden gem on Miami Beach called the Broken Shaker, which is a garden lounge featuring specialty handcrafted cocktails with elixirs, syrups, and infusions made from herbs and spices from their garden. It is modestly located in the Free Hand Hostel but offers great ambiance whether you’re on a romantic date or out with a group of friends.

What is Miami’s best nightclub?
Pedro:
Story is newest club in town and brings the best DJ’s to Miami.
Noel: LIV in the Fontainebleau is one of the best nightclubs in the US. It has the most vibrant and beautiful partygoers five days a week days a week. The most famous DJs in the world regularly play there and it’s open until 5am.
Maite: It depends what type of night clubs you are looking for: the most popular are Story and LIV, which are famous for bringing DJs such as Tiesto and David Guetta to Miami. However, you can also experience more intimate nightclubs such as SET and Mynt Lounge, famous for their resident DJs.

What’s the best beach in Miami?
Pedro:
Delano’s beach and the beach from 17th street to 20th street are both pristine and beautiful.
Noel: South Beach stretches nearly 25 blocks. The sand is white, the water is clear and you will see the best and most well-sculpted bodies in the world.
Maite: Miami Beach was originally a mangrove swamp. In its place now stand 15 miles of sparkling white-sand beaches—from upscale Golden Beach right down to upbeat South Beach. Several large beachfront parks are accessible to the public, though the rest of the beach is hemmed in by hotels and condos. I vote South Beach as the best beach – for its magnificent transformation and unbeatable people-watching.

Any beach rules or etiquette I should be aware of?
Pedro:
Don’t bring glass bottles on the beach.
Noel: You can sunbathe topless on South Beach. As long as it’s legal, it’s ok on South Beach.
Maite: The beach rules are quite simple: no glass containers; no dogs; no camping; no guns or explosives; no cooking. Beach patrols usually turn a blind eye to fishing, as long as it is not inconveniencing fellow beachgoers. Nudity is prohibited except at the north section of Haulover Beach.

I’m going to propose to my partner while I’m here – where should I do it?
Pedro:
I would take advantage of Miami’s beautiful scenery and propose at sunset on the beach when the moon is rising.
Noel: You could charter a yacht and drift along in Biscayne Bay as the sun sets and the moon shines over South Beach. For the actual proposal, you could arrange for a plane to fly over with a banner asking the question.
Maite: Miami has so many romantic proposal spots, including the luscious gardens and parks like Matheson Hammock Park, the Miami Beach Botanical Garden and historic venues like the Ancient Spanish Monastery, the Vizcaya Museum and Garden, which offer breathtaking backdrops.


For more on Miami, see
The Telegraph’s complete Miami destination guide

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VIBE MAGAZINE

Art Basel 2013: Music, Art Meld At First-Ever Sound/Vision MIAMI At Aqua

Charley Rogulewski Posted December 3, 2013
 Sound/Vision MIAMI at Aqua

VIBE is headed down to Miami for Art Basel 2013. South Beach becomes a paradise for art lovers, with galleries from around the world commandeering the 305 from Dec. 4-8. One stop we’ll be making is the annual Aqua Art Miami, now in its ninth year.

Aqua Art Miami takes over the tony art deco South Beach hotel of the same name on Collins Ave. where each room transforms into an art gallery for the city’s art week. This year, they up the ante with the first-ever Sound/Vision MIAMI parties at Aqua Art Miami. Sound/Vision MIAMI will be bringing in DJs curated by Lyons Wier Music and Audiophile Plus to “illustrate the synergy between visual art and music.” Playing along with Aqua Art Miami’s mission to promote emerging contemporary artists, Sound/Vision MIAMI is bringing together artists, producers and DJs in the art fair format with sets that will complement the art on display.

DJ sets will take place in the penthouse suite and filter through all the rooms and hotel’s courtyard. Local music acts include Jessica Who, Rage Johnson, MeLo X, She’s LB and Thomas Piper. Visual artists include Tobias Batz, Kevin Bourgeois, Beau Dunn, Greg Haberny, Stephanie Hirsch, David Lyle, Bobby Mathieson, Jeff Muhs, James Austin Murray, Edie Nadelhaft, Tim Okamura & Fahamu Pecou.

Stay tuned for coverage of Sound/Vision MIAMI @ Aqua on VIBE. A full schedule of Sound/Vision events at Aqua Art Miami can be seen here.

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THE 305.COM

ART BASEL: The Art Of Music Event With DJ Steph Floss, Meel & Unknwn @ The Shore Club

Tuesday December 3, 2013 | 11:22 am
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“The Art of Music” event Friday, December 6, 2013 from 1:00p to 5:00p Poolside at the Shore Club located at 1901 Collins Ave, Miami, FL. “The Art of Music” will provide an atmosphere where the industry of art, music, and performance collide.

The afternoon festivities will consist of 4 DJ’s: Meel, Iron Lyon, DJ Steph Floss, and Arkitekt; 5 performances: Fly Union, Chase N Cashe, Ducky Smallz, Dee Goodz, King Chip, and Tezo. During the cross music selection of Hip Hop, EDM, and performance; 3 street artists will be creating pieces of art. Free Admission.

Shore Club South Beach Hotel
1901 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: (305) 695-3100

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HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Art Basel Miami Beach: What to Do, Eat and Drink

9:00 AM PST 11/26/2013 by Mark Ellwood
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ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

Charlotte Perriand’s Beach House Comes to Life at Design Miami

December 3, 2013
Charlotte Perriand’s beach cottage

Charlotte Perriand’s “maison au bord de l’eau” was designed in 1934, but never built until now.

In 1934, the year after her 30th birthday, Charlotte Perriand won second prize in a contest, run by French magazine L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, to design an affordable vacation home. Her sketches for a “maison au bord de l’eau,” or beachside cottage, show a simple, square structure built of wood panels and glass doors, the rooms arranged around an open-air terrace with ocean views.

Charlotte Perriand’s beach cottage

The home’s focal point is a central wooden sundeck.

Its breezy elegance and graceful utility are characteristic of the work of the young Parisian architect, who by then had already been a member of Le Corbusier’s studio for several years. Despite the charm and cleverness of its design, the house was never built—until now.

Charlotte Perriand's beach cottage

The wood-clad interior features simple furnishings and the designer’s recognizable light fixtures.

Nearly 80 years later, Louis Vuitton, whose spring-summer 2014 women’s collections are inspired by Perriand’s legacy, has brought her maison to life. The house makes its debut this week at Miami’s Raleigh Hotel as part of the Design Miami festivities, during which it will be for sale through Sotheby’s.

Charlotte Perriand's beach cottage

A minimal bedroom space displays clothing by Louis Vuitton.

“La maison au bord de l’eau” will be on display December 3–8.

Art Basel Roundup: Volume I

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by Hebru Brantley

We know you’re thinking about turkey, but Art Basel is already upon us. The 12th edition of the fair, and all the great satellites that have popped up around it has gone and backed right up to Thanksgiving this year. So don’t eat too much, you’ll be needing to squeeze into those party frocks sooner than you can say “pumpkin pie!”
Perhaps the biggest buzz of the week is the long-awaited Pérez Art Museum Miami opening. After endless fund-raising, excitement and hard-hat tours, VIPs are finally invited to a preview of exhibits on Tuesday, Dec. 3, before the museum opens to the Basel-going public the following day.

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Ai Wei Wei Installation

Viewers will be checking out Ai Weiwei: According to What? Chinese artists and visionary Ai Weiwei’s exhibition will feature work of the last 20 years, including photography and the large-scale sculptures for which the artist is best known. Expect beautiful and provocative works of art that will evoke social, political and cultural positions on Ai’s native country China, as well as the world at large.

If you can score an invite to the private dinner in Mr. Perez’s honor on Wednesday night, cudos.  Everyone else will be honoring namesake donors honor Darlene and Jorge M. Pérez on Saturday night at the sold-out Pérez Art Museum Miami Gala. More than 700 of the art world’s VIPs are expected to attend the party which includes a reception in the gallery spaces followed by a seated dinner and dancing in the park followed by a private Marc Anthony performance.

Maserati North America is hosting the VIP Toast at PAMM and Maserati VIP Lounge experience for PAMM members and Art Basel VIPs. The museum’s opening party will be on Thursday, Dec. 5. The evening will debut a new project by Los Jaichackers, Night Shade/Solanaceae, a performance of music, video and sculpture. The event will also present The Ghibli, the revolutionary new $64,000 Maserati.

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Keith Haring Untitled (car) 1986 Buick Special

Speaking of cars, Ferrari is going to be a patron this year partnering with Adam Lindemann’s Venus Over Manhattan gallery, to create Piston Head: Artists Engage the Automobile at the 1111 Lincoln, which starts Tuesday. Look for “automotive sculptures” by Damien Hirst, Keith Haring and more. The exhibition will kick off with a super exclusive private viewing on Tuesday and will be open to the public on Wednesday.

On the fashion tip, BCBGMAXAZRIA Chief Creative Officer, Lubov Azria will be in town to host a runway show and discussion.  Flavio Briatore and Antonio Percassi of Billionaire Italian Couture are opening their east coast flagship store December 3 in the Buena Vista Post office. We’ll see if they make the deadline – the building is still in the midst of construction that is taking it from restaurant to store. And BAZAAR is hosting a pop-up shop at Soho House’s library open daily from 11am-6pm during the fair. They are promising items to bring curated items off the pages of the magazine into your hands, not unlike ELLE Spa.

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Art Miami

Art Miami is celebrating it’s 24th edition (it started long before Basel or the other young satellites) and is an Art-Week must-hit. The fair, which is the leading contemporary fair, will commence on Dec. 3 with a blow-out VIP preview, and will be open to the public the following day. Get tickets here.

Michy’s Miami Beach pop up in the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens will seat an intimate 100 guests per night with a four-course menu at $135 per person. Guests can make reservations and pre-purchase tickets at michysmiami.com.

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Swizz Beatz with wife Alicia Keys

Of course, most of these events are invitation-only, but there are some parties that present another level of difficulty to score invites. Most of these you won’t read about til after they occur, but we’ll give you a taste. Architect Richard Meier is designing the Galerie Gmurzynska at Basel, and to celebrate, he’s holding a private dinner at newly opened restaurant Sea Salt, an upscale fish restaurant on the Miami River.

Jeff Koons will have a dinner at Braman Motors, there is the famous Aby Rosen dinner at the W on Thursday and Haute Living will host a plethora of private parties that include a dinner for IWC with very important guests like Karolina Kurkova and Micky Arison on Tuesday. They’ll be with Hublot on Star Island on Friday serving up Dom Perignon and a Hebru Brantly installation curated by Swizz Beatz.

Meanwhile, Haute Living’s watch-centric offshoot Haute Time will host another Dom-soaked party with Roger Dubuis and cover hunk Gerard Butler at the W South Beach with Russell Simmons, Serena Williams and a handful of top-secret VIPs.

Save some energy for the after hours. This is Miami, after all, and unlike Cinderella’s pimped out wheels and duds, Art Week doesn’t end at midnight.

Cy Wait’s Adoré nightclub is opening it’s doors on Thursday night for their grand opening  – and strictly VIP list celebration. Get the whole lowdown on Cy (aka Paris Hilton’s ex) and Adoré here.  Everyone is waiting with bated breath for this nightlife heavyweight to change the club game for the better.

Amy Sacco’s New York celebrity hotspot, No. 8, will take over Rec Room for a quintessential Basel party. Big names and familiar faces will be a given here. Mansion is pulling out all the stops for Basel with two big names in the biz. Mega DJ, label boss and super producer Mark Ronson is taking over on Friday night and world-renowned artist Boy George will hit the turntables on Saturday.

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Mark Ronson

Too much to handle? We know, but we’re far from finished. Next time, we’ll cover pop ups, satellite fairs and much, much more in Volume II. In the meantime, take a look at what Haute Art Ambassador Sarah Arison has to say about her Basel strategy here.

Art Basel Roundup: Volume II

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Omar’s Brave Society Dinner will benefit Lady Gaga’s Born this Way Foundation and maybe, feature an appearance from the diva herself

Basel starts….now! Yes, two days earlier than in years past, but this is a behemoth no one can stop. Although this is just a fraction of what’s going on this week, it’s the good part.

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A Charlotte Perriand design for Cassina

Design Miami opens on Wednesday with an entrance designed by formlessfinder, which, for us, is reason enough to check it out. 1960s modernist Charlotte Perriand is a big name at Basel this year, with multiple exhibitions on view, including a solo exhibition called Charlotte Perriand—A House in Montmarte. Additionally, there will be showcases of her work in three different locations, the Cassina Showroom, the Louis Vuitton boutique – which has had the facade redone in her honor – and at the Raleigh – where a Design Miami satellite exhibition will take place making a Perriand-themed ‘house’ with Louis Vuitton.

FENDI Casa is presenting Facets of Art in the Design District on Thursday. They will debut the new Bentley Collection while displaying the works of artist Maria Pergay. As this is sponsored by Bentley, as in our favorite luxury car, it is certain to be tres luxe.

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FENDI Casa

Modern Life Concept House is Elle Decor’s sprawling, 10,300 square-foot private waterfront estate designed by renowned designers, such as Daniele Busca, Fernando Wong, Sam Robin, Wade Hallock and more. The Miami Beach home will be open to tour this week and we’re sure it will be amazing.

Art Britannia is an exhibition that proudly celebrates craft, technical skill, mark making and gestures that reflect British art. The official opening is on Dec. 5, hosted by the British-American Business Council. It is curated by Ben Austin and produced by designer and artist Karelle Levy. Come by for a spot of tea and taste of Anglophila.

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Art Brittania

Maison Martin Margiela and Atelier Swarovski are celebrating the debut of Stalker, an exclusive installation by French artist Baptiste Debombourg, and presenting their new collection, Crystalactite, with a private cocktail reception at their Design District location.

A month-long pop-up devoted to delectable drinks made with only the best ingredients, as well as small, savory plates like Carbonara Croquetas and rock shrimp Ceviche, seems too good to be true, especially since it will be at Miami Beach’s iconic Hotel Astor, which is being restored to its original Art Deco splendor. Drinking Room, created by renowned chef, Giorgio Rapicavoli, launches on Tuesday, Dec. 3, and will run through New Year’s Eve.

David Datuna’s Viewpoint of Billions art collaboration with Google Glass will have its public debut at New World Symphony on Dec. 3. The exhibition will feature an interactive experience with Google’s latest technology.

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Matthu Placek’s Marina Abramovic

Matthu Placek’s A Portrait of Marina Abramovic is the first of Placek’s body of “moving portraits,” which captures the subject’s life story without dialogue. There will be screenings every 15 minutes from 6 pm until 3 am Wednesday- Saturday at the Jewel Box on the YoungArts campus (2100 Biscayne Blvd).

Ocean House invites guests to view “The Girl at Jellyfish Lake,” a surrealistic underwater encounter of a girl and 5 million jellyfish, featuring photography by Amber Arbucci. The merriment will be accompanied by grand piano melodies and a chance to talk with Arbucci herself. Opens Dec. 5.

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Girl at Jellyfish Lake

Carlos Betancourt’s latest commission, Appropriations From El Rio: As Time Goes By, is a large-scale complex installation consisting of hundreds of three-dimensional elements. The artwork is produced with the collaboration and assistance of architect Alberto Latorre. The work has been commissioned by the new restaurant on the Miami River, Seasalt and Pepper Brasserie. The unveiling will coincide with the opening of the restaurant on Dec. 5, which will be an invite-only reception. It will be open to the public the following day.

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Calos Betancourt

If you want to take a break from all that art there are parties galore, as we mentioned in the Art Basel Roundup I. Audemars Piguet is having a blow-out with Pharrell, and Omar’s Brave Society dinner that is for Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, which will be sponsored by Paddle 8 and Haute Living.

Then of course there’s the party-slash-installation that you can’t get into no matter how hard you try. Read more about it here.

One of the best little fairs for emerging art during Miami Art Week, is Aqua, which is now part of Art Miami and opens on Dec. 3 for an exclusive VIP preview and on Dec. 4 to the public. The classic South Beach hotel is equipped with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy intimate courtyard. Aqua is sure to be a favorite gathering spot for relaxation and discussion of new contemporary art.

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Ritz Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton South Beach has emerged as a serious player in the art game this year. The Ritz is collaborating with Diana Lowenstein Arts gallery for a limited-edition installation suspended in the hotel’s lobby. Light and Paper, the name of German sculptor Angela Glajcar’s work, is on loan to the Ritz from Diana Lowenstein’s private collection and takes a center-stage spot for all to see.

Real Housewife of Miami and Haute 100-lister Lea Black will be at the Ritz-Carlton on Thursday from 6-8 pm to celebrate the success of her After Five crystal handbag line. The hotel’s lobby bar will feature “Lea-tinis” made with Zry Vodka and couture cookies. Handbags from Lea’s line will be on display and available for purchase.

Bonus: the hotel is offering a valuable resource exclusively to its guests. Art Basel Ambassador Noel Lanzas is the go-to Basel expert to help guests plan and navigate through parties, events and exhibits so that they can enjoy the best of Basel without the headaches of planning and organizing their own schedules.

Art consumers will be going wild over this year’s crop of satellite fairs. While they’re all amazing, hitting them all might be too lofty of a goal. Here are our suggestions:

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Basel with YogArt. Presented by Jugofresh, the exercise in Jivamukti yoga will take place beginning Thursday at Wynwood Walls in the heart of the Art District. Baselers will have the opportunity to “Take a Breather During Basel,” and participate in an enhanced yoga experience produced by Arlene Chaplin, Dawn B. Feinberg and Lee Brian Schrager.

Breakfasts and brunches are always a big thing. The Rubell Family Collection’s artistic breakfast is on Thursday from 9-12 pm with the theme “Faith.” The meal opens their new exhibition, “28 Chinese,” which was curated after six visits to China between 2001 and 2012 during which they checked out over 100 artists’ studios. Pulse will host a brunch on Thursday as well. And then, there is The Sagamore’s Annual Basel Brunch which is an important time for Basel elite to recap and recover. The brunch is hosted by hotel owners Marty and Cricket Taplin, alongside six local museums, on Saturday and is also great chance to check out the collector’s latest acquisitions and installations

And for those who wish Basel would never end…. LDV Hospitality continues the festivities with the Hendricks Shuffleboard Party at Gale rooftop on Monday, Dec. 9th, and the Falling Wishes dinner at Dolce on the 10th.

Good luck and happy Baseling!

From Elton John’s cocktail party to the big Ai Weiwei show, the must-attend events this December.

This story first appeared in the Dec. 6 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

After 10 years of drawing the arterati to Miami Beach every December, Art Basel has its own traditions (beyond reliable sightings of Calvin Klein). Developer Aby Rosen always throws a dinner for an eclectic, elite bunch at the hottest new restaurant, while Artsy.com’s bash often wins the title of the week’s buzziest. This year, it will take over the Freehand Miami Hostel on Dec. 6 for an art-tech happy hour. (Make a mental note to check out the new food and drink place by Gabe Orta and Elad Zvi of Freehand’s pop-up cocktail joint Broken Shaker when it opens.) Concept boutique The Webster also will host its annual passel of private dinners for everyone from Eddie Borgo to, yes, Klein.

PHOTOS: The Best of Art Basel Miami Beach

Gatecrashers will want to snag entry to Elton John‘s AIDS Foundation cocktail party Dec. 2, hosted by Givenchy muse Marina Abramovic, and Perez Art Museum Miami‘s 700-person gala, with a Marc Anthony performance, on Dec. 7. After two years of construction and more than a decade of discussions, the landmark $220 million art space, renamed in honor of donor and local developer Jorge Perez, will debut with a show by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. Retail magnate Galen Weston and wife Hilary will host a rival event the same night at their gallery on Vero Beach, which will show Jasper Johns, a blockbuster worth the hours-long drive.

With Jeffrey Deitch‘s annual event gone since he shuttered his namesake gallery in New York (long before resigning from the MOCA board in July), MoMA’s PS1 shindig at the reinvigorated Delano on Dec. 6 may win party primacy this year.

STORY: Kanye West Previews ‘Yeezus’ at Art Basel Switzerland

As the fash pack flocks to Basel, expect ritzy store openings, from Swiss brand Philipp Plein to Longchamp to Maison Laduree, where a party Dec. 3 will celebrate its collaboration with artist Will Cotton, who developed a new macaron flavor (ginger-infused whipped cream), among other creations.

Miami’s “foodaissance” (per local blogger Jacquelynn D. Powers) doesn’t deny the city’s showgirl soul. Roberto Cavalli‘s lavish, leopard-printed namesake restaurant opens just in time for Art Basel, serving Tuscan cuisine plus Tenuta degli Dei wine from the designer’s own vineyard. After a decade of being rechristened the Design District, Buena Vista on the mainland is finally drawing foodie folk and will soon be home to Richard HalesBlackbrick, a 50-seater Chinese restaurant named after the bricks of tea once used as currency in China. It will offer house-made noodles and even smoked charcuterie made on site.

STORY: Inside the Art Basel Fair: Miami’s A-List Party

If all this sounds like sensory overload, producer David Hoberman advises: “The best way to survive Miami Basel is to take a run on the beach at the end of the day and jump in the ocean and let the water and art from the day wash over you.”

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NYPOST

As Art Basel arrives, South Florida begins its seasonal sizzle

By Michael Kaplan

November 25, 2013 | 9:28pm

Miami’s high season approaches next week, with flights from New York quickly filling up and beach conditions now turning optimal.

Slick gatherings such as Design Miami and Art Basel will soon make their annual arrivals. And local legends are primed to present their latest cultural and culinary wizardry, such as chef Michelle Bernstein, who will unveil a pair of dining concepts — Michy’s Miami Beach Pop Up and the Garden Café — inside the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens from Dec. 3 to 7.

This year also marks the opening of three new South Beach hotels on Collins Avenue. Funky-but-chic and freshly ribbon-cut last week, Redbury Hotel South Beach (from $419), from Sam Narazian’s SBE (which also owns SLS Hotel South Beach), outfits its 69 rooms and suites with turntables and features a new Italian restaurant, Lorenzo, helmed by Spiaggia veteran Tony Mantuano.

The 74-room Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach, opens in February; its spa and beachfront pool are reserved just for hotel guests and bring a big dose of wellness to the usual South Beach hotel party scene (from $499). Meanwhile, Shelborne South Beach will reopen its storied doors in early 2014, fresh off a $150 million reno. Sporting 200 rooms, the hotel will also boast the buzzy restaurant Morimoto South Beach and an interior design scheme courtesy of fashion-minded Richard Mishaan and Meg Sharpe of NYC’s The Lion and The Crown (from $389).

The guests-only beachside pool at the Metropolitan by COMO.

Food-wise, the city’s big-name chef flood is showing no signs of letting up. Stephen Starr is launching a local-leaning bistro, Verde, inside the city’s new Perez Art Museum Miami; the resto and museum both debut on Dec. 4. Seafood lovers will swoon at the Collins Avenue outpost of Lure Fishbar, operating out of Loews Miami Beach Hotel and scheduled to be ready for Basel. In the lobby of Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Michael Mina 74 is poised to launch in early December as a restaurant/bar/ultra-lounge with a hyped-up comfort-food menu: potpies, truffle omelets, grilled snapper and the like.

On a far more down-to-earth level, the guys behind hip Miami hostel Freehand will soon debut an organic, shared-plate restaurant inside the historic 1930s house on property. Hangover cures can be found via the fried chicken and waffles breakfast at Tongue In Cheek in the SoFi district. Then there’s the Cypress Room, with its mounted deer heads amid mid-century design — a Design District hot table with a spot-on “new-American” menu.

Colorful plates at the Cypress Room.Photo: The Genuine Hospitality Group

On the nightlife front: Radio Bar, with an actual radio tower built into the place, has gone from pop-up to permanent, and Albert Trummer, a co-founder of NYC Chinatown lounge Apotheke, brings his incendiary cocktail show to the at the Rubell Hotel with Drogerie. Do Not Sit On The Furniture is a frills-free dance club from DJs Behrouz and Will Renuart, whose Electric Pickle is considered a Mecca for EDM lovers (423 16th St., 305-450-3809). The faux down-low theme continues at Patpong Road, a sleazy-by-design bar situated atop the very good Thai restaurant Khong River House, just off Lincoln Road Mall, and set up to resemble an idealized version of a back-alley Bangkok dive.

Or if you want to dabble in the nightlife sciences, try the vitamin/mineral infusions at Club Essentia spa on the Delano’s top floor. There, Dr. Ivan Rusilko’s custom-mixed feel-good IV drips will get you revved for your next run on the town.

The Club Essentia Spa (go for the mineral infusions) crowns the Delano.

Energized or not, Miami’s serious shoppers make their way to the Design District. Fab men’s shoes and bags dominate the recently opened Berluti, where you can play a game of pool while waiting for your shoes to be hand-patinaed. Flashier kicks can be found in Christian Louboutin Boutique Homme, with colors ranging from cherry red to camouflage.

Nearby, in Wynwood, check out of the city’s best private museums, such as Rubell Family Collection and de la Cruz Collection, along with a cool galleries. Must-sees include Frederic Snitzer Gallery, David Castillo, Gallery Diet and the newly opened Mindy Solomon, specializing in emerging artists.

The area also has must-eats and drinks: The Wynwood Brewing Company, where you can sit at the bar and watch the craft brewers in action; Gramps, a performance space cum locals bar that is well suited for grooving to live rock bands or chilling on the patio between games of bocce; and the Japanese/Peruvian dining spot SuViche, which wows with a Pisco bar stocked with a dozen different infusions of the South American spirit.

10 EVENTS BEYOND BASEL

1. Fusion MIA Fair, Dec. 3-7: Grey Goose fuels  this year’s art-, celeb-, film- and fashion-focused meet-n-greet.
2. Art Miami, Dec. 3-8: Over 125 global galleries headline Miami’s longest running art fair, now in its 24th year.
3Interactive Art Fair, Dec. 3-8: Art, tech and education engage in a cultural ménage à trois over this digital media fest.
4. “A Portrait of Marina Abramovic,” Dec. 4-7: Catch the world premiere of artist Matthu Placek’s short film installation in the Jewel Box on the YoungArts campus.
5. ART ASIA Miami, Dec. 4-8: Works from Near Eastern, Middle Eastern and South East Asian artists, this event draws tens of thousands.
6. Brazil Art Fair, Dec. 4-8:This fair features 40 galleries from South America’s artistic HQ.
7. INK Miami Art Fair, Dec. 4-8: All prints, all the time at this “works on paper” art festival.
8. NADA Art Fair, Dec. 5-8: The New Art Dealers Alliance is behind the only major art fair run by a non-profit.
9. PULSE Miami, Dec. 5-8: Focusing only on contemporary art, PULSE makes its ninth go-round.
10. YogArt, Dec. 5-8: Graffiti art park Wynwood Walls once again hosts this relaxing alternative to Basel’s mania.

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Maman Gallery To Open First US Location In Miami Design District November 2013

Esteemed South American art dealer and gallerist Daniel Maman to open first US gallery in heart of Miami’s Design District

MIAMI, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Daniel Maman, renowned Argentine art dealer and prominent figure in the Argentinian culture, is slated to open Maman Gallery, his first US gallery bearing his name and located in the heart of Miami’s Design District in November 2013. Maman Gallery’s grand opening will launch with an exclusive collection of historic and contemporary artwork collected by Daniel Maman himself, along with his wife, Patricia Pacino de Maman, over their years spent traveling the globe while sourcing rich new art.

Since the start of his career, Maman has invested in art; and as a result, his personal collection comprises of 2,000 works of art, all of which are owned by Maman himself. The largest modern and contemporary art gallery in Buenos Aires bears Maman’s name, as he’s managed and curated important collection pieces by a plethora of notable South American artists over his 37 year career. The gallery’s Buenos Aires location opened in October 2001, where it quickly became recognized among the art community for promoting both established and emerging contemporary artists. Over the years, the quality of Maman’s gallery exhibits have earned him acclaim from critics, as well as world wide recognition.

Maman recently moved to Florida with his experience and knowledge not only to show interesting art, but to also drive a cultural movement. Similar to the Buenos Aires location, Maman Gallery will offer art seminars, by both curators and collectors, and will also offer interdisciplinary events related to both design and fashion. Focused in both Modern and Contemporary art, the new space will exhibit  historic Latin American artworks: Arte Concreto,  Geometric Art, and Kinetik Art. Maman will also showcase the work of contemporary Argentinan artists who are part of the international market, and who are part of the most  important museum collections in the world: Leon Ferrari (MOMA, Houston Museum); Guillermo Kuitca (Moma, Tate Gallery), Alberto Greco (Reina Sofia), Liliana Porter (Whitney, Tate Modern), Nicola Constantino (Daros Foundation) and Fernando Canovas (Ivam).

In addition to handling Abstract artists, the gallery also shows the works of Figurative and Neo Figurative painters, such as Colombian artist Fernando Botero, artworks of the Argentinian group Mondongo, and artist Daniel Scheimberg, who will have a solo show and whose catalogue’s prologue will be written by American artist Peter Halley.

Maman Gallery is located at 3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 204, Miami, Florida 33137. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.danielmaman.com.

ABOUT MAMAN GALLERY

Maman Fine Art, headed by gallerist and archivist Daniel Maman and Patricia Maman, has locations in both Miami and Buenos Aires, and represents over twenty artists concentrated in traditional forms of sculpture and painting. The principal objective of Daniel Maman Fine Art is the international promotion of young artists as well as those already established in Argentine art. The physical architectural design of the gallery creates a neutral environment that does not compete with the works on show, allowing for a wide range of artistic manifestations creating distinct spatial experiences while maintaining the character of a great singular space. For more information, please visit http://www.danielmaman.com.

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This Is The Art Basel Party You Can’t Get In To. Literally.

November 25, 2013 | Read 6 times

Written by Erin Newberg

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Brandi Reddick, the Director of the Public Arts program for the City of Miami Beach told me about the most exclusive party going on during Art Basel this year. After all, if anyone would know, it is Brandi. But how come I was not invited? Did you get the invite? Where is this uber-vip extravaganza going on?

No one was invited. No access at all for that matter. And the party is going on at the Port of Miami Beach in two containers, red carpet, drapery like the Delano and search lights. I should not forget the many Cadillac Escalades that will be lined up outside.

Do you still not understand? Well, this public arts program was created by Jim Drain and Bhakti Baxter, two of Miami’s most notable artists who are making a mockery of this whole ‘uber, ultra, beyond VIP party’ trend behind basel, and now it is coming to life on December 3-7 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. When I asked Brandi her thoughts on this project, she pauses, then tells me “it is a rif on the fact that everything is VIP and you can’t get in.” Ha, I guess the joke is on us.

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Gearing up for Art Basel Miami Beach

By Page Six Team

November 25, 2013 | 3:03am

Art Basel Miami Beach is gearing up for Dec. 5 through 8. More than 250 galleries will be showing from 31 countries at the fair, while big parties are being thrown by gallerist and collector Adam Lindemann, real estate tycoon Aby Rosen and art dealer Larry Gagosian. Lindemann’s Venus Over Manhattan gallery is throwing a VIP preview for Ferrari’s Piston Head exhibition on Dec 3. Artists including Damian Hirst and Joshua Callahan will feature automotive sculpture. On Dec. 4, Roger Dubuis, in partnership with Dom Perignon, will host a private dinner hosted by Gerard Butler. The evening showcases the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor, alongside the Jeff K
oons-designed Dom Perignon bottles. Alex Dellal, Stavros Niarchos and Vito Schnabel are throwing a late-night fête celebrating Limited Edition by Jeff Koons on Dec. 5, at Wall with music by DJ Ruckus and DJ Zoe Kravitz. Also Dec. 5, Architectural Digest, Amy Sacco and Miami Cocktail Company are hosting the No. 8 pop up at the James Hotel. And Artsy is also throwing a dinner that night celebrating the new John Baldessari Studios at the CalArts School of Art.

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‘Wallpaper* Handmade with Jaguar’ to travel to Design Miami

design / 19 Nov 2013 /By Nick Compton

The greatest hits from our annual Handmade exhibition took over 12 windows of London store Harrods in October – and now the show is hitting the road ahead of its American debut at Design Miami in December

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The first outing of the Wallpaper* Handmade best-of show – a spectacular presentation across 12 windows of Harrods department store in London – brought Brompton Road to a standstill. Now the show is leaving Europe for the first time and is set to wow visitors at Design Miami.

The display – which includes around 70 works from the four year run of Handmade exhibitions in Milan as well as five brand new pieces produced in collaboration with Jaguar – will be on view in the Miami Design District from 4-8 December.

For those of you who don’t know, Wallpaper* Handmade is our groundbreaking celebration of contemporary design and craft, cutting edge materials and production techniques. Showcasing collaborations with the world’s best designers, artists, makers and manufacturers, it has become a must-see during Salone del Mobile. The show in Miami includes one-off pieces from Karl Lagerfeld, Konstantin Grcic, Poltrona Frau, Naoto Fukasawa, Brioni, Michael Anastassiades, the late David Collins, Peter Saville, Barber Osgerby, Hervé Van der Straeten, Johanna Grawunder and more.

The Jaguar project includes five new collaborations between the legendary motoring marque and designers Fredrikson Stallard, Moritz Waldemeyer, Mathieu Gustafsson, the architects Neri & Hu and marble specialist Salvatori. Jaguar will also be displaying two new models, the F-type and F-type Coupe, as well as the C-X17 concept vehicle, outside and in the exhibition venue.

Opening hours:
Wednesday 4 December: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Thursday 5 December: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Friday 6 December: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday 7 December: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday 8 December: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Information
‘Wallpaper* Handmade with Jaguar’ runs from 4 – 8 December 2013
Address
Wallpaper* Handmade Gallery
3841 NE 2nd Avenue,
1st Floor, Unit 103
(Entrance on NE 39th Street)
Miami Design District

Read more at http://www.wallpaper.com/design/wallpaper-handmade-with-jaguar-to-travel-to-design-miami/6968#mp1phyBHq52xAFZ3.99

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Heineken Mural Project brings beer, bikes and (of course) huge murals to Wynwood for Art Basel

Heineken Mural Project brings beer, bikes and (of course) huge murals to Wynwood for Art Basel

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By Amy ReyesSix renowned street artists including Chor Boogie, Estria, Prime, Trek6, CP1 and Don Rimx painted the town – Wynwood specifically – as part of the Heineken Mural Project. Each artist was given the mission to interpret Heineken’s “Open Your World” message and the murals can be viewed with ease by renting a Deco Bike, the bike sharing program that launched on Miami Beach and Surfside, which will have a station located outside of Wood Tavern (2531 NW 2nd Ave.), home of the Heineken Beer Garden during the Art Basel festivities.

Zip around the streets of Wynwood on the Deco Bike and, at each mural use the QR codes located on the Heineken Mural Project map and on each work of art to get info on the mural, the artist and special events. Deco Bike will also have a station by Art Miami in MIdtown, making it the next destination after the Heineken Mural circuit.

Stayed connected to Twitter to find out when and where the Heineken Mural Project will be hosting unexpected pop-up parties by following #heinekenmurals. Also view work by Heineken artists at The Workshop Collective (171 NW 23 St.) from Dec. 6-9 from 2-7 p.m. daily.

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DB Bistro Moderne’s Beluga Vodka Terrace Art Basel Pop-Up: Free Cocktail if You Know How

By Laine Doss Thu., Nov. 21 2013 at 9:00 AM
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DB Bistro Moderne is hosting an Art Basel pop-up lounge.

From November 30 through December 9, db Bistro Moderne’s terrace will be transformed into a chic afternoon bistro (complete with fluffy pillows for lounging) when it hosts the Beluga Noble

Russian Vodka Terrace.The special Art Basel pop-up will offer cocktails crafted with Beluga vodka, made with Siberian Artesian well water. From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, enjoy the Bardot ($14), made with Beluga vodka, yellow chartreuse, cucumber juice, honey, and fresh lemon.Don’t want to pay for your drink? Here’s how to get one on the house.Visit the Christie’s Auction House exhibition, “Art Deco Highlights,” located on the fifth floor of the JW Marriott Marquis Miami (home of db Bistro Moderne), show your ticket, and your Bardot cocktail is free. The exhibition, presented in correlation with Miami Art Week, is also free and open to the public December 3 through 5.

Art Basel Miami Beach 2013: Guide to exclusive parties

 If you don’t have an invite, don’t think about crashing these artsy soirees
Basel Celeb Events
Cindy Crawford, left, and Stephanie Seymour

By Lesley Abravanel | lank@aol.com

It’s that time of year again, time when everyone who’s no one attempts to make the rounds, rubbing elbows with high rollers, art dealers, artists and artful codgers swarming in the “scenenful” swelter of the behemoth that has become Art Basel Miami Beach. Despite the misnomer, the entire city will be full of these types and events – we’re just waiting for the invitation to 7-11’s convenience store confab. Of course, the ticket everyone seems to want is to whatever farce Lady Gaga has planned. Stay tuned, stand by and stand down, ‘cos here we go (for now… this list will be constantly updated as event information is released):

Tuesday, December 3

Alina & Anthony Kennedy Shriver & Stephanie Seymour Brant & Peter Brant host the Best Buddies Art + Friendship Auction hosted by Sara & Ugo Colombo at their Miami Beach estate. Event will feature live auction of contemporary works. (By Invitation Only, aka BIO)

Reception for famed fashion photographer Marco Glaviano and supermodel Cindy Crawford at Art Miami’s Cindy Crawford Lounge. Yup, you read right. To prove it, the lounge will launch a brand new collection of diamond dusted canvases of iconic black + white photos of Crawford from the 80s and 90s. Nearby also within Art Miami’s VIP preview is an appearance by the elusively ubiquitous Banksy – vis a vis “Heart With Bandages,” a controversial mural he created during his now fabled NYC spree showcased by gallery owner Stephan Keszler.  (BIO, until both the Crawford Lounge & Banksy exhibit open to the public December 4-8)

Drinking Room pop-up at the Hotel Astor. Launched by Eating House’s Giorgio Rapicavoli, this boozy Baselite could be command central for the chic elite. And if not, it’s ok, because the locals will be here regardless. For more information on drinks and edible art installations with Singapore’s Janice Wong, click here.

Speaking of rooms for drinking, open to the Baseling and non-Baseling public as of the expected opening date of November 25, is Cipriani Downtown Miami’s new lower level Cipriani Bar. We confirmed with a rep and, thus far, the Cipriani Bar is a Basel-free zone (BFZ) when it comes to events.

Wednesday, December 4

W Magazine’s editor in chief Stefano Tonchi & French label Vionnet’s creative director Goga Ashkenazi host a Pérez Art Museum Miami opening premiere of Suspension of Disbelief, a short film by Tim Walker starring Kristen McMenamy & Ben Whishaw. (BIO)

Miami-based footwear and accessory brand Del Toro and Italia Independent’s Founder (and Fiat heir) Lapo Elkann will host an exclusive cocktail event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to inaugurate the new Miami Beach pop-up shop and celebrate the launch of the Del Toro X Italia Independent collaboration line at 2000 Collins Ave. (Cocktail party BIO, pop up, open through March, is open to the public daily (and nightly) during Basel from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Thursday, December 5

The aforementioned Del Toro will host a block party at its headquarters in The Wynwood Building (2750 NW 3rd Ave, Suite 22, Miami) featuring custom 1/1 original hand-painted shoes in a variety of Del Toro silhouettes by approximately 50 artists from around the world. Full mural walls by six famed artists – including Stash, Evoca1, Michael Vasquez, Johnny Robles and Magnus – will be unveiled to commemorate the debut of Del Toro’s Art Basel collection. To top it off, barbecue bites will be prepared by Henry Hane, former chef of Eating House, as well as a live musical performance by an undisclosed special guest. (Undisclosed guests are the best kind.) Even better, this one’s open to the public.

Maison Martin Margiela and Atelier Swarovski will host a private cocktail reception from 7 – 9 p.m. at Maison Martin Margiela (3930 NE 2nd Ave., Suite 101, Miami) to present their new collection ‘Crystalactite’ and celebrate the debut of ‘Stalker’, an exclusive installation by French artist Baptiste Debombourg. (BIO, stalkers need not apply)

Friday, December 6

Art + Music + Beach at The Official VH1 + SCOPE Party featuring a live performance by Tegan and Sara at Ocean Drive and 9th St. (BIO – sort of. Says a publicist, “the public will have a chance to be a part of it all by situating themselves just outside the space for what is bound to be another unforgettable musical and artistic experience.”)

Saturday, December 7

The Sagamore’s annual Art Basel Brunch is a hot meal – and a hot ticket – especially for the stalkerazzi. Though a few Miami freeloaders frequently find their way into this one, for the most part, the brunch is pretty exclusive. (BIO)

Party Patrol: Art Basel Music Edition

Big name DJs and local bands converge on Miami for the Art Basel festivities.

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By Ms. Vique | viqueam@gmail.com

Music, art and more – Art Basel has arrived!  It’s a non-stop week of performances fused with amazing art installations and some of the world’s most notable socialites, celebrities, musicians and artists. Basel has invaded Miami all the clubs, bars, and lounges are battling it out with stellar entertainment to keep you busy all week long. Here’s my Party Patrol: Art Basel Edition.

Dec. 4

Perrier invites you to Midnight in Miami
1120 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.lordssouthbeach.com
Perrier Presents: The Black Lords at Lords South Beach, a larger than life public art installation by Desi Santiago to run daily from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  In honor of the event, there will be  two private parties celebrating the opening of The Black Lords installment.  On Tuesday evening there will be a VIP Penthouse party with music DJ Juan E and hosted by Lady Fag, Erin Newberg, Tony Ferro  and Lauren Foster.  There will be complimentary vodka and Perrier cocktails until 10 p.m.  For more information email RSVP@Lordssouthbeach.com

Basel Vandals presents Afrobeta
327 NE 59th Terr., Miami Beach; www.fussestudios.com
Start Basel week with an Extravaganza at Fusse Studios with a performance by the electro-pop duo Aftobeta along with a performance by local band Astrokats and DJ VybeMode.  The three-day event will feature plenty of live art, live music, and plenty of drinks to keep you dancing through the week. Admission is free and starts at 1 p.m. each day

Bardot and Moca Shakers present Young Guru vs. Just Blaze
3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami; www.bardotmiami.com
Enjoy a special performance as Bardot and Moca Shakers presents Young Guru vs Just Blaze as part of the Art Basel week kick-off. These two creative producers will keep you rocking until the morning hours in a special installment of the World Famous Ricky Powell Slide Show.

Dec. 5

Pop-Up Piano at The Perry Hotel 
2377 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Start off Basel with a special performance brought to you by the Steinway Piano Gallery with Pop-Up Piano Miami featuring famed rock and jazz pianist Elew and internationally-acclaimed singer Yuna from 8:30-11:30 p.m.  For tickets visit www.POPUPPIANOMIAMI2012.eventbrite.com.

The Hoxton’s License to Thrill Weekly Live Set welcomes Basel
1111 SW First Ave, Miami; www.hoxtonmiami.com
The newest addition to the Brickell nightlife scene, the Hoxton is getting in on Basel with a week long live music series that kicks off on Wednesday. The beach house-inspired venue will showcase artists throughout the week with live art performances along with live music each day.  Wednesday get down with the Juke starting at 9 p.m. Suenalo and DJ Johnny the Boy take over on Thursday; Locos Por Juana and DJ Andres Amadeus on Friday; and Mayday! and Dj Contra  on Saturday.

LIV presents Dita Von Teese
4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; www.livnightclub.com
LIV nightclub is kicking off Basel week with a special performance by the Queen of burlesque, the sexy Dita Von Teese as she presents her Opium Den Show.  It all kicks off at 11 p.m. with music by DJs Ruen and Jessica Who.

Basel festivities continue on Thursday with a special Basel edition of Cedric Gervais Sh!t Show, and a performance by international superstar Richie Hawtin on Friday celebrating music and technology.  Basel week at LIV finishes on Saturday with a performance brought to you by GUESS featuring international start DJ Tiesto along with special guest AllureTickets are available in advance.

PAX Miami presents Armada Fania
337 SW 8th Street, Miami; www.PAXmiami.com
The Armada Fania Club & Pop-Up Store is a four-night event at PAX Miami and will feature eight top DJs from Miami, Boston and NYC who will be playing the original and remix sounds the label that is often referred to as the “Motown of Latin music.” The week of events kicks off on Wednesday with Bobbito Garcia (aka Kool Bob Love) & The Brass King followed by Rice & Beans Sound System on Thursday, Whiskey Barons & Mr. Pauer on Friday, and Radio Rios & DJ Africa on Saturday. In addition to the music, the Armada Fania will feature the live art of Santiago, a New York based pin up/portrait artist. For it all starts at 8 p.m. each night.

Dec. 6

Peace on E(ART) at Fifty
485 Brickell Ave., Miami
Join artists Rubem Robierb, Alex Yanes, Alan Feldmesser, David Lavernia and many more as they come together at FIFTY Miami to help raise funds for children living in Central and South America with Planting Peace. Enjoy the live music by Elastic Bond and performance by Elemental Expressions Entertainment group.  It all starts at 8 p.m., for tickets go to www.wanttickets.com/peaceonearth.

FUSION: Art Basel 2012
55 NW 36th Street, Miami; www.lmntartsmiami.com
Talib Kweli, Sean Paul, Laurence Gartel, Bonnie Beats, Dj Epps, and many more will come together Thursday night for a one of a kind FUSION Art Basel event to benefit students in Broward and Miami-Dade county and keep art alive.  There will be an Art To Wear Fashion Show by Art of Shade, Lila Nikole, Lisu Vega, and The Art Institute.  It all starts at 8 p.m.  Tickets are available at www.saveimagination.org/tickets

Daytime, Downtime, Basel Hang at Wood Tavern
2531 NW Second Ave., Wynwood
The cool laidback bar gets in to the spirit of Basel with the Heineken + Friends’ kick-off of “Daytime, Downtime, Basel Hang” with sounds by king of disco and R&B re-edits Sleazy McQueen; Electric Pickle’s Will Renuart; girl about town Camp Gabby and Chang will be serving up some crunchy disco and funky beats from 1-8 p.m.  Immediately following at 9 p.m., locals art fair Miami’s Independent Thinkers will be hosting their VIP after party.  For more information contact Michelle at Michelle@supermarketcreative.com

The party continues at Wood Tavern Friday with the Artsy Fartsy party with New York Djs Lawrence Lee and Kieren Taylor.  On Sunday get ready for a Basel inspired Backyard Boogie starting at 1 p.m. with special guests Justin Miller (DFA), Dexter Love and Ess & Emm. 

MADE IN MIAMI heads to Room Service Lounge
929 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.roomservicemia.com
Miami’s own Oscar G is back and bringing his stellar MADE in MIAMI show to the newest lounge to hit South Beach.  Head over to Room Service lounge and enjoy house beats by one of one of the biggest DJs to come from our city.  Doors open at 11 p.m. Early arrival is suggested and you must RSVP by emailing milos@roomservicemia.com or calling 305-600-9414.

Dec. 7


SET and Haute Living present the official After Party for Domingo Zapata

320 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; www.SETMiami.com

Set nightclub and Haute Living have teamed up to present the official after party of contemporary artist Domingo Zapata.  Dance all night to music by DJs N’dy and Ideal until 5 a.m.

“Future is Now” event at Gavanna
10 NE 40th Street., Miami www.gavannamiami.com
New York City invades Miami for a night of progressive sights and sounds with special guests DJs Proper Villains, G. Brown, Nikolas, Kimyon and more. Get ready to experience an interactive installation of multimedia expression, blurring the lines of art and music with technology.  It all starts at 10 p.m., you must be 21 and older to get in.  Enjoy complimentary cocktails courtesy of Voli Vodka.  For complimentary admisiion RSVP to ARTBASEL@dagproductions.com

Bamboo presents the EC Twins

550 Washington Ave., Miami; www.bamboomiamibeach.com
Bamboo is getting in on the action with performances by big names all week long long.  Kick off the weekend with special guests EC Twins as they take over the decks on Friday followed by Alex Guadino on Saturday night.  Tickets are available in advance at Wantickets.com.

Dec. 8

All aboard the French Express at the Vagabond
30 NE 14th St., Miami; www.thevagabondmiami.com
Come as you are and take it easy while you board the French Express featuring music by DJs Perseus, Jonas Rathsman, Moon Boots and Chris Malinchak along with residents A-Train, Wasabi and more for a special Basel edition of Back Door Bamby.  Doors open at 10 p.m. and admission is only $10.

Mansion presents ARTY
1235 Washington Ave., Miami; www.MansionMiami.com
Russian Trance and electro house DJ Arty is taking over the turntables at Mansion for a special edition of Others Play House, We Play Mansion. He’s rocking the decks with tracks like “Must Be Love,” “Underground” and many more.   It all starts at 11 p.m.

Seth Troxler at WALL
2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.wallmiami.com
Party it up at the exclusive WALL lounge with special guest Seth Troxler along with Davide Squillace and Damian Lazrus for an evening of intense house music and amazing art as part of the Basel Dancing Finale event. Table reservations are strongly suggested, dress code is strictly enforced and you must be 21 and older to get in.  Advance tickets available.

Locos Por Juana at The Stage Miami

170 NE 38th Street, Miami; www.thestagemiami.com
Wynwood’s premier live music venue the stage will host a week-long list of events in honor of Basel with performances from amazing artists.  Saturday night check out the Rigid II Graffiti in Miami unveiling of their mural painting on the exterior wall of the Stage Miami with a special performance by Locos Por Juana. Guests will enjoy Mojito cocktails compliments of The Stage and all the local cigar aficionados, a cigar roller will be onsite.  It all kicks off at 10 p.m.

Also at the Stage this week, hip-hop legend Rakim to perform alongside ArtOfficial and the Problem Kids on Friday starting at 8 p.m. and kick off Basel week on Wednesday with Mochilla en Miami alongside a live performance by Zynzelay, THEESatisfaction and Georgia Anne Muldrow.

Dec. 9


Space Presents  Dark Light Sessions with Fedde Le Grande

34 NE 11th St., Miami; www.clubspace.com
Fedde Le Grand is taking over Club Space as part of his North America Take Over tour to bring you the Dark Light Sessions alongside Louis Puig. Tickets are currently $30 in advance.

Start the party a night early with LA Riots on Saturday. 

Amazing Sundays at Nikki presents Bob Sinclar
1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; www.nikkibeach.com
The Sunday beach event at Nikki Beach Miami presents international superstar DJ Bob Sinclar alongside Bruno Robles and Felipe Kaval this Sunday in honor of Art Basel.  He’s taking over the decks following the signature Sunday brunch (11 a.m.-4 p.m.).  Tickets are currently $20 in advance. Also note UR1 Music & Art Festival ticketholders will be granted access with proof of ticket and are excluded from the cover fee.

Treehouse Miami presents Heroes Miami the Magic Art
323 23rd Street, Miami Beach; www.treehousemiami.com
Cocoon Heroes Miami and LINK Miami Rebels take Art Basel out with a bang with special guests Dubfire and Stacey Pullen and more as they showcase the “Into The Magic” theme from Cocoon Heroes. Doors open at 11 p.m.

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Baselmania Miami Beach 2013 will see the debut of the Herzog& Meuron designed Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). Several exhibitions are planned, including a massive Ai Weiwei show that will include several new works. The Rubell Family Collection will be showing Chinese contemporary artfrom their collection. MoCA North Miami will have a British YBA sensation Tracey Emin showcase. VHI will have an blowout party at the Scope Fair in Miami Beach on Friday night of Miami Basel Week from 8pm-12pm. This will be at the same time the spectacular 20 block live music street block party happens in the Wynnwood Art District of Miami. There will be multiple stations of sponsored bands. And do not miss Wynnwood Walls, the gigantic street art display showcase that is refreshed every year for Art Basel Miami Beach with the best international street artists. In recent years there were free cocktails and fresh popcorn made on the spot. Its overrun with fabulous young people from Miami mixed with the Art Basel crowd. Don’t miss Design Basel. Last year it was the most up-in-the-clouds exhibition in Miami. Astounding design works by history making artists.

Vincent Johnson, The October Paintings, 2013, in progress.

Several new fun and amazing restaurants and bars are in the works in Miami and Miami Beach. Zahad Hadid is building a condo skyscraper in downtown Miami. Miami Beach and places such as Coral Gables are especially enjoyable and relaxing places to stay even before the fireworks begin and the art fair action commences. Brooklyn’s superstar Lucali pizzeria has opened in Miami Beach. A 3-D video of performance artist Marina Abramovic will be in a glass pavillion in Wynwood and will be shown nightly. Their will a “floating chalet” on the Miami river. Ai Weiwei is having a retrospective at the new PAMM art museum in Miami. The Rubell Family Collection is showcasing contemporary art by 28 Chinese artists in their collection. The FAILE BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade 2013 Miami Beach takes place at a vacant retail space on the corner of 16th Street and Washington Avenue. The public is invited to tackle the games from December 3 – 8. New York’s Sean Kelly Gallery will showcase the work of Kehinde Wiley in the Level 5 space for the 2013 fair at the 1111 Lincoln Road building designed by Herzog & Meuron. There will be a 3-D video portrait of performance art great Marina Abramovic playing in Miami during Art Basel in Miami Beach. “A Portrait of Marina Abramovic” screens nightly, December 4-7, in the Jewel Box at the YoungArts campus, 2100 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami.

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NOW ONTO THE MASSIVE COLLECTION OF INFORMATION ON WHAT WILL BE HAPPENING DURING ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2013. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

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Hautest Art Basel Collaboration: Colette Paris et the Alchemist Miami Beach

1111_Lincoln_Road_at_nightWho would thought that global competitors in the fashion industry would essentially collaborate? Well, it has happened, and it just happens to be during Art Basel Miami Beach 2013.

In 1997, way ahead of it’s time, the genius concept store of Colette in Paris, France, opened its doors, starting a global trend. A multi-faceted boutique with edge, taking risks, full of designer, unattainable and select items, well, this is what made Colette a destination. I was a customer when I was fifteen, and ‘till this day, I still see people waiting in line to enter. In 2007 on Miami Beach, newlyweds Erica and Roma Cohen opened the Alchemist; a Miami version of Colette, carrying top labels with a very curated selection of merchandise for that jet-set, well dressed woman and man. What do Sarah, Roma and Erika have in common? Style is the blue-blood that runs through their veins.

So what happens when you put two creative minds together? Magic!

This Art Basel at 1111 Lincoln Road on the fifth floor of the garage, there will be a ‘drive-thru’ experience, where you can purchase items ‘to-go.’

Sarah Lerfel Andelman, founder of Colette, tells me “we always love to come to Miami. During Art Basel, it’s even more special. When we visited 1111 Lincoln Road, we fell in love with this location. And suddenly, after the drive-in at the Grand Palais in Paris last June, we had this idea of the drive-thru and so, to us it’s a real dream come true, especially to be able to do it with Alchemist in Miami. Roma and Erika Cohen are the best possible partners. They’re passionate about what they’re doing and that’s our rule! We’ll have an incredible selection of art items, we’re super proud to bring them to Miami in exclusivity… ”

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Colette, Paris. Where I Got My First Pair of Chloe Pants at Fifteen. Spoiled?

Now let me walk you through this. You will arrive to the garage at 1111 Lincoln Road (if you are not a Miami native, this address serves many functions including retail, food and parking that encompass one block) and downstairs when you pull in to the “Colette Art Drive Thru at Alchemist.” There will be a window where you order from a virtual menu of specially chosen items. Then you will continue around the drive-thru and wait for a “carhop” (girls on roller skates) to bring out your order. But rather than malts, burgers, and fries, shoppers will access only exclusive items developed by Colette’s Sarah and Alchemist’s Roma and Erika Cohen for the concept. Participants include some of the most compelling names in art, fashion, and culture working today, such as Kehinde Wiley, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Arsham, Julia Chiang, Pharrell x Moncler, José Parla, Kenzo x Toilet Paper, Kitsuné, Chrome Hearts, Luis Morais, and Thom Browne. The window will also be stocked with Colette and Alchemist shop picks (graffiti artist André for Orangina, Jean-Michel Basquiat x Nuit Blanche, “Happy Meals” featuring a limited edition Keith Haring coloring book from the 80’s once belonging to Richard Prince). In addition, specially co-branded drive-thru items designed by Yorgo & Co. will be available for purchase during the Art Basel installation and at Colette. Alchemist, which has a longstanding Miami Art Basel affiliation with New York’s Sean Kelly Gallery, is also pleased to showcase the work of Kehinde Wiley in the Level 5 space for the 2013 fair.

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I Would Never Miss a Colette Event! Even with An Allergy Attack, I Went To The Reed Krakoff Book Signing in Paris with Neige Guiton and Fred Dechnik.

Now, Here is a Preview of What is Available at the Drive Through……

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Orangina Collaboration with Andre. Oui, Merci!
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Thom Brown Winter Set, J’Adore!
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Moncler Sunnies. Yes Please!
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Etnia and Yves Klein Blue Merger? I’ll Take Two!
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Nuit Blanche Basquiat Candle…. mmmmm…..
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PISTON HEAD: Artists Engage the Automobile

FAILE and BÄST Take Third “Deluxx Fluxx Arcade” to Art Basel Miami Beach

By | Nov 19, 2013 | 7:27 am |

FAILE and BÄST Take Third "Deluxx Fluxx Arcade" to Art Basel Miami BeachImage via Allen/Cooper

Last month, we interviewed the Brooklyn-based art-making duo of Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, who produce under the collective moniker FAILE. Though they gave us an intimate look into the workings of their collaboration, they neglected to mention a new version of their Deluxx Fluxx, a custom-made arcade of interactive artworks, is set to debut soon.

The duo, along with fellow Brooklyn artist BÄST, heads to Art Basel Miami Beach December 5 – 7 with the third edition of their custom-designed pinball machines, custom-programmed video games, and “psychedelic foosball” tables, all playable by the public. Check out some in-process images of the arcade above, straight from the Brooklyn studio of McNeil and Miller.

Not only are the games unique each to themselves but the playable cabinets are also works of art, the caliber of which only FAILE and BÄST could achieve. The result of each device is a multimedia artifact that forces one to reconsider the arcade games of years past—even Pong was art in this context.

This is a dynamic the artists, too, have recognized. To let them describe it:

Deluxx Fluxx challenges the contemporary art world’s fixation on ideas of relational aesthetics and democratization, and gives the audience a chance to genuinely engage with the work without feeling the pressure of the traditional gallery environment.

The Deluxx Fluxx first showed at The Outsiders in London, in 2010. Later that year, a version showed in New York City.

The FAILE BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade 2013 Miami Beach takes place at a vacant retail space on the corner of 16th Street and Washington Avenue. The public is invited to tackle the games from December 3 – 8.

Game on!

Adore Nightclub Miami’s grand opening set during Art Basel, December 5th – 8th

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Gear up folks, it looks like two of Vegas’ biggest nightlife connoisseurs, Cy Waits and Cory McCormack, will “take their talents” to South Beach starting this December. The newly developed Adore Nightclub, located beside the beautiful Boulan Hotel on the famous Collins Avenue, has set its grand opening during Art Basel from December 5th through the 8th. Adore will be Miami Beach’s first brand new venue to open its doors in nearly a decade and comes fully equipped with exquisite decor, 12,000 square feet of space, a Funktion-One sound system, and custom 3D LED sphere.

Both partners come from prestigious backgrounds; Cy Waits was formerly the managing partner of XS Nightclub inside of the Encore hotel (alongside twin brother Jesse Waits), Drai’s afterhours in Bill’s Gamblin Hall and Saloon Las Vegas, and Drai’s Hollywood in the W Hotel while Cory McCormack of Ocean First Group was the mastermind of nightlife in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas and is widely credited for the success of Body English, Rehab, and Wasted Space.

Joining these two as the Talent Buyer of Adore will be Alex Omes, a co-founder and former partner of Ultra Music Festival, and the face of the Surfcomber and Clash pool parties at the SLS Hotel.

With Adore’s presence destined to heat up the already ultra-competitive South Beach nightlife scene, dance fans the world over should look forward to a Vegas-caliber nightlife experience during their yearly pilgrimage to Miami Music Week.

CIFO FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES DAILY PROGRAMMING DURING ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2013

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2013

Permission To Be Global / Prácticas Globales
Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami (CIFO): December 4, 2013–February 23, 2014

PREVIEW (Press Only): Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 4–6 p.m.

OVERVIEW

The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), join forces on the exhibition Permission To Be Global / Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, featuring contemporary works by artists from across Latin America. Drawn from the holdings of Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, founder and president of CIFO, the exhibition premieres during Art Basel Miami Beach (December 4-8, 2013) and then travels to the MFA in March of 2014. Incorporating sculpture, painting, photography, video, installation and performance art from 1960 to the present, Permission To Be Global / Prácticas Globales features 61 artists from over ten countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Together their works explore what it means “to be global,” when free and equal cultural exchange is still limited by the power dynamics of globalization. After years of underrepresentation at home and abroad, many of these artists are now leading the discourse about contemporary art’s reach across international borders, while still reflecting social and political issues at home. At CIFO, the exhibition will feature more than 80 works, and visitors to the MFA will experience 60 of these in the Museum’s first-ever exhibition dedicated to contemporary Latin American art. Permission To Be Global / Prácticas Globales showcases many artists never before seen in New England, along with new installations and performances inspired by the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection.

CIFO Special Events during Art Basel Miami Beach 2013

Wednesday, December 4 – Sunday December 8

Special Art Basel Times 9:00am – 4:00pm

Breakfast Served Daily 9:00am – Noon

Open to the Public. Free Admission

Wednesday, December 4:

9:00 am Exhibition officially opens. Permission To Be Global. Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection.  In view from December 4, 2013 – February 23, 2014.

  • CIFO Art Space
  • Open to the Public. Free admission.

Permission To Be Global is a collaboration between the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) featuring more than 80 works, dedicated to contemporary Latin American art. Featuring sculpture, painting, photography, video, installation and performance art from 1960 to the present, the exhibition explores how avant-garde artists from the Caribbean, Central, and South America have become integral to discourses on “international” contemporary art after years of exclusion from institutions at home and abroad.

11:00 am Talk: Cuauhtémoc Medina. Doctor in History and Theory of Art (PhD) from the University of Essex, UK, and a degree in History from Universidad Autónoma de México.

  • CIFO Art Space Auditorium
  • Open to the Public. Free admission.

December 4, 2013 – February 23, 2014:

9:00 am Interactive installation of a Spanish-language used book store by artist Pablo Helguera. Donceles Bookstore, 2013. Courtesy of the Artist and Kent Gallery, New York.

CIFO Art Space Library

Open to the public. Free admission.

Proceeds to benefit a charity. TBD

Thursday, December 5:

11:00 am Guided Tour. Permission To Be Global. Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection.

CIFO Art Space Auditorium

Open to the public. Free admission.

Tour guided by exhibition curators, Jen Mergel, Robert L. Beal, Enid L. Beal and Bruce A. Beal Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, and Liz Munsell, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art & MFA Programs; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Friday, December 6:

CIFO Annual Brunch hosted by Ella Fontanals-Cisneros.

Private event. By Invitation Only.

Friday, December 6

9:00 am Interactive sculpture with taffy by artist Valeska Soares. Push Pull , 2013. Courtesy of the Artist and generously funded by Kreemart

CIFO Art Space Piazza

For the exhibition at CIFO, Soares has proposed a new interactive outdoor installation through Kreemart, Push Pull (2013), which extends her explorations with sugar. For Soares, sugar is a culturally significant material associated with overconsumption and excess in American society. Although ripe with connotations around the innocence of childhood, it may lead to intoxication and addiction. Sun-warmed masses of taffy will hang from metal hooks traditionally used to pull and stretch the candy, and visitors are invited to consume chunks of the slowly stretching sculptures. Push Pull parodies the line drawn.

Saturday, December 7:

11:00 am Panel discussion.  Brazil in Latin America: Jen Mergel, Liz Munsell,  Luiz Camillo Osorio

The discussion will bring together Curators Jen Mergel the Beal Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Liz Munsell the Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at Museum of Fine Arts Boston; with Luiz Camillo Osorio the Chief Curator at the Museum of Modern Art Rio de Janeiro (MAM-RJ), to discuss the place of Brazilian contemporary art within conceptions of Latin American art.

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Latitude: Brazilian Galleries Announce Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 Programme

DATE: 14 NOV 2013

Latitude: A platform for Brazilian Art Galleries Abroad has announced its programme for Art Basel in Miami Beach 2013. This December, the project will support 13 Brazilian galleries in showcasing leading contemporary art at Art Basel’s 12th edition in Miami Beach. As the premiere international destination for Latin American galleries, the project will also see 9 additional Brazilian galleries displaying work at five satellite art fairs across Miami; Context, Scope, Art Miami, Untitled Art Fair and the Brazil Art Fair.

Stand Highlights for the galleries exhibiting at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2013 in the Galleries Sector include Casa Triângulo, which will present installation works by the New York based collective Assume Vivid Astro Focus and renowned artists Albano Afonso, Eduardo Berliner, Joana Vasconcelos, Mariana Palma, Sandra Cinto and Vânia Mignone. Galeria Fortes Vilaça will showcase work by up and coming Brazilian artist Erika Verzutti, who is also currently participating in the 2013 Carnegie International and Bienal do Mercosul. Works by Mariana Mauricio, Mauro Piva and Sandra Gamarra will be displayed by Galeria Leme and Galeria Luisa Strina will exhibit work by Argentinean artist Eduardo Basualdo. Galeria Nara Roesler will show geometric structures by renowned Brazilian artist Artur Lescher alongside works by Antonio Dias, Carlito Carvalhosa, Lucia Koch and Paulo Bruscky. Verme lho will showcase Jonathas de Andrade’s political video installation ‘The Uprising.’

Within the other sectors at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Luciana Brito Galeria will present new work by acclaimed artist Marina Abramović within the Kabinett Sector as well as a video work by Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich within the Film Sector. Within the Nova Sector, Mendes Wood DM will exhibit site specific installations by Deyson Gilbert and Marina Simão and Anita Schwartz Galeriawill bring a selection of works by three renowned Brazilian artists; Abraham Palatnik, Antonio Manuel and Carla Guagliardi whose practices have all remained relevant since the 1950s and 1960s within Brazil. Silvia Cintra+Box4 will showcase the work of emerging artist Laercio Redondo and Baró Galeria will showcase the work of artist Lourival Cuquinha for the Positions Sector.

Nine Brazilian galleries will display work at satellite art fairs across Miami and five of these including Central Galeria, Galeria Estação, Logo, Mercedes Viegas Arte Contemporânea and Paralelo Gallery will be showing work for first time at an international fair. Logo will be exhibiting at SCOPE (3-8 December 2013) and the Brazil Art Fair (4-8 December 2013), Galeria Pilar will showcase works by Andre Ricardo, Montez Magno and Rodrigo Sassi at UNTITLED Art Fair (4-8 December 2013).Athena Contemporânea will display works at Art Miami’s sister fair CONTEXT which focuses on mid-career and emerging artists (3-8 December 2013). Bolsa de Arte de Porto Alegre will exhibit at Art Miami (3-8 December 2013) and in addition to Logo, Central Gale ria, Gal eria Estação, Mercedes Viegas Arte Contemporânea, Paralelo Gallery and Galeria Emma Thomas will have stands at the new Brazil Art Fair (4-8 December 2013).

Latitude: Platform for Brazilian Art Galleries Abroad announces programme for Art Basel in Miami Beach 2013, 5 – 8 December 2013.

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November 11, 2013, 12:17 pm

3-D Video Portrait of Marina Abramovic Coming to Miami During Art Basel

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News that there will be a 3-D video portrait of performance art great Marina Abramovic playing in Miami during Art Basel in Miami Beach next month may provoke compulsive eye-rolling for many, as it did initially for me, but artist Matthu Placek’s six-minute, one-shot short — in which Abramovic appears nude and ghostly pale inside her under-construction performance art center — is in fact very beautiful and surprisingly moving. Abramovic’s intense energy and piercing, tear duct-opening stare translate uncannily well to 3-D.

Placek’s short film, “A Portrait of Marina Abramovic” (2013), will make its public debut in Miami next month during ABMB at the “Jewel Box,” a modernist pavilion in Wynwood whose all-glass exterior is clad in stained-glass windows that fill the space with color. At a recent preview screening in New York, Placek described the series of musical cycles through which visitors will move up the building’s staircase, around its interior, and into the screening area. The space is currently in a raw state similar to that of the future Marina Abramovic Institute in Hudson, which Placek captures spectacularly in an epic crane shot that makes sensitive use of the 3-D format. The soundtrack, a splendid translation of an ancient Greek song performed by Serbia’s Svetlana Spajic, amplifies the film’s power.

The National YoungArts Foundation — who, with Visionaire, co-produced the film — is making over the Jewel Box building with a design by Frank Gehry, but in the meantime it will host screenings of Placek’s film every day during ABMB (December 4-7) for free, every 15 minutes, beginning at 6pm. “I originally wanted it to be from dusk until dawn,” Placek said at the preview screening, “but we’ll probably have to shut it down a little earlier — maybe 3am.”

“A Portrait of Marina Abramovic” screens nightly, December 4-7, in the Jewel Box at the YoungArts campus, 2100 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami.

— Benjamin Sutton

Sagamore’s Art Basel Exhibit Pays Tribute to Moving Image

👤by Visual Arts News Desk November 14 http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwart/article/Sagamores-Art-Basel-Exhibit-Pays-Tribute-to-Moving-Image-20131114

Sagamore's Art Basel Exhibit Pays Tribute to Moving Image

Art collectors and owners of the Sagamore Hotel, Martin and Cricket Taplin-also the Art Hotel’s curator-are pleased to announce the installation – FRAMING THE MOVING IMAGE. The exhibition explores the way artists capture, compose and represent traditions and histories, as well as the changing material landscapes – locally and globally – through the moving image.

FRAMING THE MOVING IMAGE will open to the public at Sagamore, The Art Hotel, during Art Basel Miami Beach 2013, providing an opportunity for guests to experience and to view this new installation of innovative film, video and performance art, among other select works.

The entire installation was curated by John Hanhardt, world renowned film and media art curator, and embraces the diverse styles and genres from the avant-gardes, beginning with 1950s and 1960s, to contemporary reflections of present media landscape that will highlight the variety of practices shaping today’s art world. In addition to media art, Mr. Hanhardt has selected, as part of the installation, several photographs from The Cricket Taplin Collection.

Hanhardt has held curatorial posts at MoMA, the Walker Art Center, the Whitney Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim Museum. He is currently consulting as Senior Curator for Media Arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Works permanently installed as part of FRAMING THE MOVING IMAGE, include the following:

  • In Interstices, a site-specific piece created for the Sagamore, Bill Beirne collaborates with a Miami-based dance company to choreograph a series of live performances that re-enact behaviors that might ordinarily take place in areas monitored by surveillance cameras. The performances will be captured by cameras located around the hotel and projected on a widescreen video monitor in the lobby.
  • Shannon Plumb’s Paper Collection (2007) takes a playful look at fashion models and the fashion industry in a video narrative in which she plays all the characters.
  • Star Spangled to Death (1956-1960), by legendary avant-garde artist Ken Jacobs, is a seminal eight-hour film featuring Jack Smith and other artists. A virtuosic collection of filmed and found footage, it comments on American history and the state of the economy.
  • The Water Series, a multi-channel meditation on the movement and texture of water by Ernie Gehr, is displayed on screens installed on the hotel’s garden wall. Gehr is one of the leading artists of the international avant-garde cinema, and his films are distinguished by their formal elegance and treatment of filmic space and time.
  • Between the Frames (1983-1991), by Spanish artist Antoni Muntadas, is a major multi-part series that examines the art world through chapters that explore the roles played by dealers, collectors, galleries, museums, docents, critics, and the media. Produced over 20 years ago, it is an extraordinary representation of the art world and a revealing reflection of what has changed, and what has not. This is the first time it will be presented on a hotel channel.
  • Reflecting on the history of film technology, Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder’s “Threadbare” is a film projector wrapped in 16 mm film footage that creates a silhouette suggesting Mickey Mouse’s head. The richly imagined sculpture offers profound insights into the nature of the medium.
  • Kathleen Graves is a new-media artist who creates a richly imagined body of work out of the materials of technology and everyday life. Her playful and beautiful Bot Studies, 2013, are small sculptures made from packaging, plants, and found materials. They refer to robots and botanical drawings and are a rendering of possible new life forms.
  • Takeshi Murata is one of the most exciting new artists exploring digital moving-image making. The elaborate, Night Moves (2013), a collaboration with Billy Grant, creates an imaginary narrative centered on a virtual studio floating through space. Hypnotic and beautiful, it represents a new artistic sensibility that appropriates from cartoons, Anime, and popular culture.
  • Raphael Montanez Ortiz created a number of important avant-garde films, including Newsreel (1958), which deconstructed found footage, and Dance Number 22 (1993), a computer-laser video that manipulates a sequence from a Marx Brothers film.
  • The photographer Peter Moore interpreted the avant-garde events of the 1960s and 1970s in New York City. Iconic images such asUntitled (Nam June Paik performing at Café Au Go Go), November 9, 1964;Trisha Brown, “Man Walking Down the Side of a Building,” 80 Wooster St., NYC, 1970; and Untitled (Joan Jonas, “Organic Honey’s Vertical Roll), 1973, are evidence that he was a key artist of his generation.

John Hanhardt participated in advising the Sagamore on the selection of the new, cutting-edge equipment and technology necessary to best present the installation.

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 Fairs Guide

By Morgan Golumbuk/ Miami New Times
Published Thu., Nov. 7 2013 at 7:05 AM

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Photo by Ian Witlen
Art Basel Miami Beach 2012

Art Basel is in the air. With just about a month to go before the 2013 edition of the world-renowned Miami Beach blowout, it’s time to get serious about planning your Basel path.From Wynwood to Little Havana to the traditional Miami Beach hot spots, these fairs have something for everyone. Cultist gives you the lowdown on when, where, and what to expect during Art Basel 2013.

Art Basel in Miami Beach. December 5 – 8. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. $42 day ticket, $90 permanent pass; artbasel.com.

Art Miami.December 3 – 8. Midtown Miami, 3101 NE First Ave., Miami. Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. $35 one-day pass; art-miami.com.

ArtSpot Miami International Art Fair. December 4 – 8. Midtown Miami
, 3011 NE First Ave. at NE 30th St., Miami. Wednesday 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., Thursday noon – 8 p.m., Friday/Saturday noon – 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. $15 general admission; aldocastilloprojects.com.

Arts Kuala Lumpur. December 4 – 8. Midtown Miami, 2235 NW Second Ave., Miami. Wednesday Vernissage, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. (invitation only), Thursday private viewing, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Admission is free; artskualalumpur.com.

Aqua 13 Art Miami. December 4 – 8. Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Thursday noon – 9 p.m., Friday/Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission: $15 one-day pass; aquaartmiami.com.

Brazil Art Fair. December 4 to 8. Midtown Miami, 3501 NE Midtown Blvd., Miami. Wednesday/Thursday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday/Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Admission: $15; brazilartfair.com.

CONTEXT. December 3 – 8. 
Midtown Miami, 3101 NE First Ave., Miami. Wednesday/Thursday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. $35 one-day pass; contextartmiami.com.

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Design Miami/. December 4 – 8. Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, Miami Beach Convention Center. Wednesday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Thursday – Saturday noon – 8 p.m., Sunday noon – 6 p.m. Ticket prices TBA; designmiami.com.Fridge Art Fair NYC: The Miami Popsicle Project.December 5 – 8. Performing Arts Exchange, 337 SW Eighth Street, Miami. Thursday – Saturday 2 p.m. – 1 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. $15 suggested donation; fridgeartfair.com.

Ink Miami Art Fair. December 4 – 8. Dorchester, 1850 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. Wednesday noon – 5 p.m., Thursday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Admission: free; inkartfair.com.

Miami Project. December 3 – 8. Midtown Miami, NE 29th Street and NE First Avenue, Miami. Tuesday 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. $25 one-day pass; miami-project.com.

Miami River Art Fair.December 5 – 8. 
Miami Convention Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. Thursday 6 p.m. – 11 p.m., Friday/Saturday noon – 8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free with online registration; miamiriverartfair.com.

NADA Art Fair Miami Beach. December 5 – 8. The Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. Thursday 2 – 8 p.m., Friday/Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission: free; newartdealers.org.

New Material Art Fair. December 5 – 8. Chesterfield, Lily and Leon Hotels, 855 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. Friday/Saturday noon – 8 p.m., Sunday noon – 6 p.m. Ticket prices TBA; newmaterialartfair.com.

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SCOPE Miami 2011

Pulse Miami. December 5 – 8. The Ice Palace Studios, 1400 North Miami Avenue, Miami. Thursday 1 – 7 p.m., Friday/Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. $20 general admission; pulse-art.com.Red Dot Miami. December 3 – 8. Midtown Miami, 3011 NE First Ave. at NE 31st St., Miami. Tuesday 6 – 10 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. $15 one-day pass; reddotfair.com.

SCOPE Miami Beach. December 3 – 8. SCOPE Pavilion, 1000 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. Wednesday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. $25 general admission, $15 for students, free for VIP cardholders; scope-art.com.

Select Fair Miami. December 5 – 8. Catalina Hotel, 1732 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. Thursday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. $15 suggested donation; select-fair.com.

SEVEN. December 4-8. Wynwood, 31 NW 29th St., Miami. Wednesday 1 p.m. – 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free; seven-miami.com.

Spectrum Miami. December 4 – 8. Midtown Miami, 3011 NE First Ave. at NE 30th St., Miami. Wednesday 6 – 10 p.m., Thursday noon – 8 p.m., Friday/Saturday noon – 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. $15 general admission; spectrum-miami.com.

UNTITLED. Art Fair. December 4 – 8. Ocean Drive and 12th Street in Miami Beach. Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. $20 general admission; art-untitled.com.

Zones Art Fair Miami. December 3 – 9. Design District, 3850 N. Miami Ct., Miami. Tuesday through Monday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission is free; zonesartfair.com.

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Tracey Emin’s sculpture "You have no idea how safe you make me feel".
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LA Art Lovers Head East for Art Basel 2013



by sue hostetler

Untitled, 2013, by French contemporary artist Bernard Piffaretti.Untitled, 2013, by French contemporary artist Bernard Piffaretti, will be a part of LA gallery Cherry and Martin’s exhibit at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Art Basel in Miami Beach is the premier fair in America,” says Jeffrey Soros, esteemed local art collector and MOCA Board of Trustees president emeritus, while discussing the upcoming show in Florida. “Not only does one get a great snapshot of the art market, the state of art at the moment in one glimpse—but also how contemporary art registers beyond the art world.”

As the contemporary art world hurtles into the annual fall whirlwind of auctions, exhibitions, and institutional galas, Art Basel easily stands out among them all. Launched in 2002, the show quickly established itself as the most prestigious in the world, drawing the crème-de-la-crème of international curators, dealers, artists, and collectors (like Soros) every year. The show, which helped transform Miami into a cultural hub, has grown to include not only a selection of 258 galleries and representation from 31 countries, but also cutting-edge performances, films, talks, and music.

MOCA Board of Trustees president emeritus and longtime art collector Jeffrey Soros.Miami heat! MOCA Board of Trustees president emeritus and longtime art collector Jeffrey Soros hops to Art Basel Miami Beach.

One of the most impressive examples of art transforming the public sphere in Miami the last few years has been the Public sector, staged in Collins Park in collaboration with the adjoining Bass Museum of Art, which will be curated this December by Nicholas Baume, director of New York’s Public Art Fund. “We are delighted to now be working with Nicholas,” says Marc Spiegler, director of the three Basel shows—Miami Beach, Basel, Switzerland, and, this year, Hong Kong. “I have known him for almost 10 years, and we have been following with great enthusiasm what he has been doing since joining PAF. We think he will bring a similar brilliance, as seen in his Tatzu Nishi Columbus Circle project last year, to Art Public in December.”

The Miami show, running December 5–8 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, will conclude a year of incredible excitement and growth for the Art Basel brand. “We launched our first show in Hong Kong in May—a moment the whole team had worked toward for the past three years,” Spiegler says. “It was very special seeing everything finally come together. And in Switzerland in June we were able for the first time to make use of the new exhibition halls designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the renowned Basel architects. Now we are looking forward to Miami…. It will be an amazing show with a particularly strong lineup of galleries from the United States and Latin America, plus new galleries from Europe and Asia, including Tang Contemporary Art from Beijing and Singapore Tyler Print Institute.”

New2! 5 by LA artist Math Bass.New2! 5 by LA artist Math Bass will be on view in the Nova sector.

A strong focus will surely be on The Perez Art Museum Miami (formerly the Miami Art Museum), which has been under construction for almost three years in Bicentennial Park. The hotly anticipated grand reopening (which also includes the new Herzog & de Meuron–designed building, erected on what looks like stilts, a response to “storm surge protection,” we’re told) is set for December 4. It will feature exhibitions by several artists, among them Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei’s “According to What?,” which illustrates that political and cultural issues encompass multiple art forms. Keeping visitors inside may prove difficult though; the museum boasts a dramatic wraparound terrace, extensive landscaping, and incomparable views of Biscayne Bay.

But the real attention-grabber in December may be Miami’s newest resident artist, notorious British bad girl Tracey Emin, who will be celebrating her first US retrospective at North Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Emin, who recently bought an apartment in South Beach and now splits her time between Florida and England, will show a collection of her renowned neon pieces in “Angel Without You,” also opening December 4. To honor the occasion, the Hotel Fountainebleau has adorned all of its beach towels with the words “kiss me kiss me cover my body in love,” a message from one of her featured works.

Tracey Emin’s sculpture "You have no idea how safe you make me feel".
Tracey Emin’s sculpture “You have no idea how safe you make me feel” will be on view in ABMB’s Kabinett sector.

“I spend a considerable amount of time at the main fair,” Soros says. “I love the proximity of the convention center to the beach and hotels. And there is a Latin vibe in Miami that I’ve yet to experience elsewhere in the States. Also, the private collections are a real treat. Collectors like the Rubells and de la Cruzes are so active, it’s fascinating to see what they’ve been up to.” Soros, a seasoned veteran of Art Basel in Miami Beach has made several key purchases over the years in many different mediums. “What I buy at the fair varies year to year. One year when I was feeling particularly curmudgeonly, I came away empty-handed, but otherwise I end up with something. Personal highlights have been sculptures by Giuseppe Penone and Tony Cragg.”

Spiegler thinks attendees, particularly younger collectors, are going to be most intrigued by the newly added sector, Edition, dedicated to limited-edition pieces and prints presented by 13 galleries. These works tend to be more moderately priced and represent an attractive entry point into the collecting market. Introducing new collectors to contemporary art is actually top of mind for the Basel team. “Art fairs—especially international ones like Art Basel—are definitely becoming more and more important in this context,” Spiegler explains. “They provide a global platform for galleries to meet new collectors from around the world, make new connections with museum directors and curators, and introduce artists to new audiences. Our shows do not become bigger because of a strong market—they become better.” Art Basel Miami Beach takes place December 5–8.

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LA Art Lovers Head East for Art Basel 2013



by sue hostetler

Untitled, 2013, by French contemporary artist Bernard Piffaretti.Untitled, 2013, by French contemporary artist Bernard Piffaretti, will be a part of LA gallery Cherry and Martin’s exhibit at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Art Basel in Miami Beach is the premier fair in America,” says Jeffrey Soros, esteemed local art collector and MOCA Board of Trustees president emeritus, while discussing the upcoming show in Florida. “Not only does one get a great snapshot of the art market, the state of art at the moment in one glimpse—but also how contemporary art registers beyond the art world.”

As the contemporary art world hurtles into the annual fall whirlwind of auctions, exhibitions, and institutional galas, Art Basel easily stands out among them all. Launched in 2002, the show quickly established itself as the most prestigious in the world, drawing the crème-de-la-crème of international curators, dealers, artists, and collectors (like Soros) every year. The show, which helped transform Miami into a cultural hub, has grown to include not only a selection of 258 galleries and representation from 31 countries, but also cutting-edge performances, films, talks, and music.

MOCA Board of Trustees president emeritus and longtime art collector Jeffrey Soros.Miami heat! MOCA Board of Trustees president emeritus and longtime art collector Jeffrey Soros hops to Art Basel Miami Beach.

One of the most impressive examples of art transforming the public sphere in Miami the last few years has been the Public sector, staged in Collins Park in collaboration with the adjoining Bass Museum of Art, which will be curated this December by Nicholas Baume, director of New York’s Public Art Fund. “We are delighted to now be working with Nicholas,” says Marc Spiegler, director of the three Basel shows—Miami Beach, Basel, Switzerland, and, this year, Hong Kong. “I have known him for almost 10 years, and we have been following with great enthusiasm what he has been doing since joining PAF. We think he will bring a similar brilliance, as seen in his Tatzu Nishi Columbus Circle project last year, to Art Public in December.”

The Miami show, running December 5–8 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, will conclude a year of incredible excitement and growth for the Art Basel brand. “We launched our first show in Hong Kong in May—a moment the whole team had worked toward for the past three years,” Spiegler says. “It was very special seeing everything finally come together. And in Switzerland in June we were able for the first time to make use of the new exhibition halls designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the renowned Basel architects. Now we are looking forward to Miami…. It will be an amazing show with a particularly strong lineup of galleries from the United States and Latin America, plus new galleries from Europe and Asia, including Tang Contemporary Art from Beijing and Singapore Tyler Print Institute.”

New2! 5 by LA artist Math Bass.New2! 5 by LA artist Math Bass will be on view in the Nova sector.

A strong focus will surely be on The Perez Art Museum Miami (formerly the Miami Art Museum), which has been under construction for almost three years in Bicentennial Park. The hotly anticipated grand reopening (which also includes the new Herzog & de Meuron–designed building, erected on what looks like stilts, a response to “storm surge protection,” we’re told) is set for December 4. It will feature exhibitions by several artists, among them Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei’s “According to What?,” which illustrates that political and cultural issues encompass multiple art forms. Keeping visitors inside may prove difficult though; the museum boasts a dramatic wraparound terrace, extensive landscaping, and incomparable views of Biscayne Bay.

But the real attention-grabber in December may be Miami’s newest resident artist, notorious British bad girl Tracey Emin, who will be celebrating her first US retrospective at North Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Emin, who recently bought an apartment in South Beach and now splits her time between Florida and England, will show a collection of her renowned neon pieces in “Angel Without You,” also opening December 4. To honor the occasion, the Hotel Fountainebleau has adorned all of its beach towels with the words “kiss me kiss me cover my body in love,” a message from one of her featured works.

Tracey Emin’s sculpture "You have no idea how safe you make me feel".
Tracey Emin’s sculpture “You have no idea how safe you make me feel” will be on view in ABMB’s Kabinett sector.

“I spend a considerable amount of time at the main fair,” Soros says. “I love the proximity of the convention center to the beach and hotels. And there is a Latin vibe in Miami that I’ve yet to experience elsewhere in the States. Also, the private collections are a real treat. Collectors like the Rubells and de la Cruzes are so active, it’s fascinating to see what they’ve been up to.” Soros, a seasoned veteran of Art Basel in Miami Beach has made several key purchases over the years in many different mediums. “What I buy at the fair varies year to year. One year when I was feeling particularly curmudgeonly, I came away empty-handed, but otherwise I end up with something. Personal highlights have been sculptures by Giuseppe Penone and Tony Cragg.”

Spiegler thinks attendees, particularly younger collectors, are going to be most intrigued by the newly added sector, Edition, dedicated to limited-edition pieces and prints presented by 13 galleries. These works tend to be more moderately priced and represent an attractive entry point into the collecting market. Introducing new collectors to contemporary art is actually top of mind for the Basel team. “Art fairs—especially international ones like Art Basel—are definitely becoming more and more important in this context,” Spiegler explains. “They provide a global platform for galleries to meet new collectors from around the world, make new connections with museum directors and curators, and introduce artists to new audiences. Our shows do not become bigger because of a strong market—they become better.” Art Basel Miami Beach takes place December 5–8.

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LA Art Lovers Head East for Art Basel 2013



by sue hostetler

Untitled, 2013, by French contemporary artist Bernard Piffaretti.Untitled, 2013, by French contemporary artist Bernard Piffaretti, will be a part of LA gallery Cherry and Martin’s exhibit at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Art Basel in Miami Beach is the premier fair in America,” says Jeffrey Soros, esteemed local art collector and MOCA Board of Trustees president emeritus, while discussing the upcoming show in Florida. “Not only does one get a great snapshot of the art market, the state of art at the moment in one glimpse—but also how contemporary art registers beyond the art world.”

As the contemporary art world hurtles into the annual fall whirlwind of auctions, exhibitions, and institutional galas, Art Basel easily stands out among them all. Launched in 2002, the show quickly established itself as the most prestigious in the world, drawing the crème-de-la-crème of international curators, dealers, artists, and collectors (like Soros) every year. The show, which helped transform Miami into a cultural hub, has grown to include not only a selection of 258 galleries and representation from 31 countries, but also cutting-edge performances, films, talks, and music.

MOCA Board of Trustees president emeritus and longtime art collector Jeffrey Soros.Miami heat! MOCA Board of Trustees president emeritus and longtime art collector Jeffrey Soros hops to Art Basel Miami Beach.

One of the most impressive examples of art transforming the public sphere in Miami the last few years has been the Public sector, staged in Collins Park in collaboration with the adjoining Bass Museum of Art, which will be curated this December by Nicholas Baume, director of New York’s Public Art Fund. “We are delighted to now be working with Nicholas,” says Marc Spiegler, director of the three Basel shows—Miami Beach, Basel, Switzerland, and, this year, Hong Kong. “I have known him for almost 10 years, and we have been following with great enthusiasm what he has been doing since joining PAF. We think he will bring a similar brilliance, as seen in his Tatzu Nishi Columbus Circle project last year, to Art Public in December.”

The Miami show, running December 5–8 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, will conclude a year of incredible excitement and growth for the Art Basel brand. “We launched our first show in Hong Kong in May—a moment the whole team had worked toward for the past three years,” Spiegler says. “It was very special seeing everything finally come together. And in Switzerland in June we were able for the first time to make use of the new exhibition halls designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the renowned Basel architects. Now we are looking forward to Miami…. It will be an amazing show with a particularly strong lineup of galleries from the United States and Latin America, plus new galleries from Europe and Asia, including Tang Contemporary Art from Beijing and Singapore Tyler Print Institute.”

New2! 5 by LA artist Math Bass.New2! 5 by LA artist Math Bass will be on view in the Nova sector.

A strong focus will surely be on The Perez Art Museum Miami (formerly the Miami Art Museum), which has been under construction for almost three years in Bicentennial Park. The hotly anticipated grand reopening (which also includes the new Herzog & de Meuron–designed building, erected on what looks like stilts, a response to “storm surge protection,” we’re told) is set for December 4. It will feature exhibitions by several artists, among them Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei’s “According to What?,” which illustrates that political and cultural issues encompass multiple art forms. Keeping visitors inside may prove difficult though; the museum boasts a dramatic wraparound terrace, extensive landscaping, and incomparable views of Biscayne Bay.

But the real attention-grabber in December may be Miami’s newest resident artist, notorious British bad girl Tracey Emin, who will be celebrating her first US retrospective at North Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Emin, who recently bought an apartment in South Beach and now splits her time between Florida and England, will show a collection of her renowned neon pieces in “Angel Without You,” also opening December 4. To honor the occasion, the Hotel Fountainebleau has adorned all of its beach towels with the words “kiss me kiss me cover my body in love,” a message from one of her featured works.

Tracey Emin’s sculpture "You have no idea how safe you make me feel".
Tracey Emin’s sculpture “You have no idea how safe you make me feel” will be on view in ABMB’s Kabinett sector.

“I spend a considerable amount of time at the main fair,” Soros says. “I love the proximity of the convention center to the beach and hotels. And there is a Latin vibe in Miami that I’ve yet to experience elsewhere in the States. Also, the private collections are a real treat. Collectors like the Rubells and de la Cruzes are so active, it’s fascinating to see what they’ve been up to.” Soros, a seasoned veteran of Art Basel in Miami Beach has made several key purchases over the years in many different mediums. “What I buy at the fair varies year to year. One year when I was feeling particularly curmudgeonly, I came away empty-handed, but otherwise I end up with something. Personal highlights have been sculptures by Giuseppe Penone and Tony Cragg.”

Spiegler thinks attendees, particularly younger collectors, are going to be most intrigued by the newly added sector, Edition, dedicated to limited-edition pieces and prints presented by 13 galleries. These works tend to be more moderately priced and represent an attractive entry point into the collecting market. Introducing new collectors to contemporary art is actually top of mind for the Basel team. “Art fairs—especially international ones like Art Basel—are definitely becoming more and more important in this context,” Spiegler explains. “They provide a global platform for galleries to meet new collectors from around the world, make new connections with museum directors and curators, and introduce artists to new audiences. Our shows do not become bigger because of a strong market—they become better.” Art Basel Miami Beach takes place December 5–8.

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Audemars Piguet Set to Unveil Artwork at Art Basel Miami

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Luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet has teamed up with the Galerie Perrotin to present a new artwork at Art Basel Miami. The manufacture and the contemporary art gallery will unveil “Curiosity”, a new work by French artist duo Kolkoz.

“Curiosity” will take the form of a chalet floating in front of the Miami Marine Stadium, a floating stage which now stands unused. The snowy chalet will be perched on top of an “iceberg” in the midst of Miami’s sun and sand. Benjamin Moreau and Samuel Boutruche, who make up Kolkoz, frequently create installations that explore the interchange between the real and the virtual realms. Last year, their “Luna Park” recreated the lunar landing site of Apollo 11 in the form of a live football pitch on Miami Beach.

The installation will host Audemars Piguet events throughout Art Basel week. The brand will also have a booth in the Collectors’ Lounge, which will feature a retrospective on the Royal Oak and a showcase of works by acclaimed British photographer Dan Holdsworth.

Photo courtesy Audemars Piguet.

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grub street

French bakery Ladurée coming to South Beach

 Laduree

By Lesley Abravanel |

Hyper luxe French bakery Ladurée is opening in October on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, according to Grub Street.

The frou frou Parisian macaronerie, also known for its pan foie gras and black truffle omelets will also feature champagne bar and collection of Art Deco inspired macarons.

The Grub Street story says it will open at 1108 Lincoln, currently

home to Anthropologie

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MIAMI NEW TIMES

Art Basel Miami Beach

Heineken “Light Your Night” to Illuminate Art Basel, Destroy Grand Central

By Hannah Sentenac Tue., Nov. 5 2013 at 10:30 AM
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Courtesy of Kevin Arrow

We could all use a little more luminosity in our lives, so we’re pretty stoked about Heineken’s plans for Art Basel. The beer brand is bringing the glow this December with its “Light Your Night” installation at, you guessed it, Light Box at Goldman Warehouse.

This epic lineup of fluorescent events will include kinetic light motion installations, video mapping demos and interactive light shows. And in the “Light Your Night Challenge,” artists will compete to score a sweet trip to Amsterdam (an artistic Shangri-La if there ever was one). We got the inside scoop from Heineken and one of the competitors.

See also: Heineken Goes 305: Artists And Guests Party Hard to Celebrate New Wynwood Murals

The folks involved will include multi-media artists Yuri Tuma, Juan Carlos Zaldivar, Clifton Childree, Brandon Opalka, and Kevin Arrow. Childree had some interesting things to say about what’s bound to go down at this blindingly bright Basel adventure.

“Mega watt hot steamy competition! Because there’s gonna be so many lights,” says Childree. “I anticipate a lot of extension cords, power strips (high demand), light bulbs, duct tape, etc.”

As far as the unique qualities of light as art, Childree says, “Light helps draw attention, fill space, touches and incorporates the viewer.”

While the artists work has to incorporate the campaign’s colors, graphics, and/or logo into their light installations, those are the only restrictions. It won’t be a Heineken branding bonanza, in other words.

The artists’ work will go on display on December 3rd. Attendees will win, too, since they’ll be doling out free Heineken during the exhibition.

In addition to the above, one of the coolest elements of the overall lineup is bound to be the video mapping installation scheduled for the side of Grand Central. It’ll incorporate the building’s architecture to create an optical illusion, showing the ultra-club crumbling during an eight-minute film loop on December 7th, just as people are leaving Basel Castle.

Hang on folks – Basel is almost here. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and it looks like a bottle of Heineken.

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MIAMI NEW TIMES

Art Basel Miami: Pop-Up Biergarten to Serve Florida Craft Beers

By Hannah Sentenac Mon., Nov. 26 2012 at 10:50 AM
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Art Basel and booze go together like Andy Warhol and Campbell’s tomato soup. So it’s only fitting that a pop-up biergarten would make its way to Basel. Chefs Andres Barrientos and James Bowers (of Aaron’s Catering) are pairing up with Mixed Media Collective and Gaudi Castro to launch the temporary brewpub, Basel Biergarten, and it’s setting up shop at the Wynwood Cigar Factory’s “The Factory Art Show.”         The best part: It’s all about the Florida brews, baby. As part of the “Drink Like a Local” campaign, the art installment of sorts will offer Cigar City, Monk in the Trunk, Michael’s Genuine, Native Brewing, Tequesta, and Due South on tap. The chef duo will also simultaneously launch Miami Smokers, a charcuterie house serving candied bacon and other artisanal smoked meats.

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Courtesy of Basel Biergarten

They’ll have an eating and drinking area set up with seats, potted palms, and local shrubbery, as well as tunes by a DJ and live art. The surrounding art show should also offer some interesting eye candy in the form of works by 131, Abstrak and Toofly, and others.

Basel price tags should look a lot more reasonable after a few pints of Cigar City Jai Alai.

Booze Hound

Basel Biergarten to Pop-Up in Wynwood

By Hannah Sentenac Fri., Nov. 1 2013 at 10:00 AM
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via Wikimedia Commons

Last year, one of Art Basel’s biggest hits was nowhere near the beach. Instead, it was a pop-up bar selling Florida brews and smoked meats to Wynwood revelers. And for the second year in a row, the popular Basel Biergarten is back. Come December 5, they’ll be setting up shop at 2600 NW Second Avenue.  The focus of the event is local: local artists, local beer, local musicians. We work closely with Brown Distributing and support their Drink Like a Local campaign,” says co-founder Andres Barrientos. He and James Bowers are also the dudes behind Miami Smokers, and they’ve partnered with some other folks to re-create the biergarten. But it’s not only about brews. In keeping with Art Basel, there will be art, too. “Our good friend Danny Fila, AKA Krave, will be doing some live art — potentially a whole mural. He’s also working on securing five more local artists that will be painting throughout the days. Their work will be auctioned on Saturday night. Details are still vague on this, but this is what we’re working towards,” he explains. They’re also working with Gummdrops music to get some local bands onsite. They plan to have two live sets per day and a DJ for the rest of the time. In addition, their employees will be getting a thorough brew-training. “We’re also working hard to train our girls and give them knowledge about beer,” he adds. There won’t be any food trucks this year, but Miami Smokers will be selling their goods on site, so hungry revelers will have plenty to eat. The biergarten will be open from December 5 – 7 at 2600 NW Second Ave. with a “soft opening” and Miami Smokers Kickstarter launch party on Wednesday, December 4.

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HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

The Hollywood Reporter Reveals the Industry’s Top 25 Art Collectors

8:15 AM PDT 10/31/2013 by Edited by Mark Miller, Degen Pener and Jeanie Pyun

In THR’s inaugural Art Issue, Pharrell loves Takashi Murakami, Brian Grazer is jonesing for Jeff Koons, Sean Combs is into power art shopping: As A-listers and industry insiders hit a new level of sophistication with collecting — and sticker shock is not an option.

Spencer Lowell

This story first appeared in the Nov. 8 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

There’s a serious love affair going on between Hollywood and the art world. Exhibit A: In May, a charity art auction organized by Leonardo DiCaprio raised $38 million in one night and set sales records for 13 artists. Exhibit B: A month later, Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey stepped up to join Brian Grazer, Michael Lynton and Bryan Lourd on the entertainment-heavy board of LACMA. Exhibit C: the artist-actor hybrid that is James Franco.

Suddenly, everyone in town seems to have gone collecting mad. In an industry once dominated by a few powerful collectors (David Geffen, Michael Ovitz), there’s now a deeper and younger bench of players passionate about art, from agents (CAA’s Joel Lubin, UTA’s Pete Franciosa) and actors (Neil Patrick Harris) to execs (HBO’s Michael Lombardo) and managers (Brillstein Entertainment Partners’ JoAnne Colonna, Scooter Braun). “There’s a lot of people in the industry who have great taste who are being exposed to great art,” says producer and LACMA board member Steve Tisch. “I know a number of collectors who have gotten into collecting in the past five or 10 years, and their passion for building their collection is fantastic.”

It’s a convergence that was inevitable. As the entertainment world’s 1 percent have grown more sophisticated — and want the world (or at least their peers) to know it — the L.A. art world is on the rise, generating buzz in Hollywood’s backyard. Masters such as John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha have been joined by a swelling rank of wunderkinds who sell out shows (Mark Grotjahn, whose paintings go at auction for more than $1 million, sold out his last show at Culver City’s Blum & Poe before it opened) and earn MacArthur fellowships (painter Mark Bradford) and public followings (photographer Catherine Opie, street artist Shepard Fairey). And L.A. is on a cultural building spree, which includes Beverly Hills’ new Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Eli Broad‘s Broad Museum due to open in 2014 across from MOCA and the upcoming Academy Museum.

Entertainment players are giving back, too — not just by serving on boards, but with hefty donations, including Tisch’s $467,500 contribution to LACMA to buy Christian Marclay‘s film The Clock and former UPN chief Dean Valentine‘s gift of 50 important sculptures to the Hammer. “L.A. is finally a place that people are proud to call home,” says Hammer Museum director Ann Philbin, whose board boasts UTA’s Jeremy Zimmer and Peter Benedek, CAA’s Michael Rubel, Gersh’s Bob Gersh and WME’s George Freeman. “It’s no longer a place they’re passing through, a place they have to live in. I think a lot of these [industry leaders] are simply becoming better citizens, they’re starting to care about the cultural vitality of the city. The robust connections between the art world and the film industry are just getting stronger and stronger.” — MAXWELL WILLIAMS

Written by Gary Baum, Merle Ginsberg, Marissa Gluck, Tatiana Siegel, Rebecca Sun, Kate Sutton and Michael Walker. Karen Rhee contributed to this featuRE

Sean Combs
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
Sean Combs
Hip-hop artist

Combs made headlines when he steered his entourage into the Gagosian Gallery booth at Miami Beach Art Basel 2011.

At the time, he explained he was “just there to learn,” only this art student was accompanied by top-notch teachers: painter-filmmaker Julian Schnabel and art adviser to the stars (well, at least Gwyneth Paltrow) Maria Brito. Combs scored a Tracey Emin neon for $95,000 at Lehmann Maupin, returning the following December to snag a mirrored sculpture by Ivan Navarro from Paul Kasmin Gallery for a reported $65,000, two gold flag paintings by Bay Area artist Andrew Schoultz and a $15,000 work by South African Brett Murray.

Combs clearly is a collector who buys with a wall in mind: In August, he put up for sale his Beverly Hills residence with its art collection attached.

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Singer/songwriter/producer

The Grammy-winning singer and producer is a world-class collector of contemporary art.

His Miami residence houses the chaotic works of Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Kaws and Takashi Murakami, whom Williams reveres as “the king of kings.” The two met through Emmanuel Perrotin, the hip Paris dealer, who drafted Williams not only for the DJ tables of his legendary Art Basel boat parties, but also for his skills as a furniture designer (his tip-toeing and tank-tread chairs kept clients coming back to Perrotin’s booth at 2009’s Design Miami).

Williams collaborated with Murakami on The Simple Things, a post-Warhol commentary on consumerism that sold for $2 million and included a diamond-encrusted cupcake, condom, Heinz ketchup bottle and other ephemera placed inside the jaws of a grinning Murakami monster. “When there’s a slight twist on things that we know to be normal,” Williams has said, “they really stand out.”

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Jake and Ruth Bloom
Entertainment lawyer and former gallerist

Bloom and his wife have amassed one of the largest collections in the country, yet their foray started humbly.

Living in a one-bedroom apartment, the couple visited galleries as free entertainment. “It was something we could do and learn together,” says Ruth. Four decades later, the couple owns nearly 1,000 works, including pieces by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, art darling Jeff Koons, local luminary John Baldessari and Matthew Barney, whose Vaseline Dumbbell they keep in their refrigerator, trotting it out for guests.

As a passion project, they resolved in the early 1990s to collect all 83 images from photographer Robert Frank‘s iconic 1958 book The Americans. They have 77, so, as Ruth laughs, “we’re almost there!”

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Bill and Maria Bell
Television producers

Maria, the former head writer of CBS’ The Young and the Restless, is best known in the L.A. art world for her visible role as board co-chair of the city’s Museum of Contemporary Art (she steps down Jan. 1).

The Northwestern art history major got her start collecting modestly priced George Hurrell photos. These days, her husband, Bill, goes deep on icons — Marcel Duchamp, Jeff Koons — while she champions the idiosyncratic, from Francesco Vezzoli to Mark Ryden.

“Your collection becomes your interpretation of how you see the world,” she says. “It’s very personal.”


Hollywood Insiders’ Art Club: Producer David Hoberman and Former UPN CEO Dean Valentine

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Hoberman (left) and Valentine

Call them collecting buddies: Over years of hitting galleries and art fairs, Symbolic Action’s Valentine has donated scores of pieces to the Hammer Museum while Hoberman works through a wish list that includes blue-chip artists from Rudolf Stingel and Cindy Sherman to Christopher Wool and Albert Oehlen.

A version of this story first appeared in the Nov. 8 issue of The Hollywood Reporter [2] magazine.

Dean Valentine calls it the art collectors’ version of a “golf club.” The head of Symbolic Action, a media investment firm, and prominent collector of contemporary art is seated in the offices of L.A.’s Hammer Museum in Westwood, where he is on the board of overseers. Film and television producer David Hoberman (The Muppets, The Fighter, Monk) sits nearby, listening intently. The only one missing from the club is high-profile entertainment attorney Craig Jacobson of Hansen Jacobson (whose clients include Ryan Seacrest and David Fincher.)

“It’s a collective,” Hoberman, also on the board at the Hammer, says. “It’s a group of people that love talking about art and looking at images.”

The trio has been spotted gallery hopping in Culver City and browsing the booths at the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) art fair in Miami, and each has their own style. Hoberman’s collection in particular has been in flux since he started. “I started off collecting mid-century American art,” says Hoberman, who paid off a $120 tab to get a Claes Oldenburg print when he was 16. “Then, I couldn’t afford what I wanted to really have. I remember a [1950s and ’60s Bay Area artist Richard] Diebenkorn painting I couldn’t afford. I started hanging out with Dean and got into contemporary art, and ended up falling in love with that. I turned 60 last year, and what I wanted to do, for my kids, is buy more blue-chip contemporary art like Albert Oehlen, Rudolf Stingel, a beautiful large Cindy Sherman, Christopher Wool. I have a dozen pieces that will endure time. It’s my own instinct, really. Pepper that with still buying emerging artists.”

Valentine, by contrast, has been constant in his collection of young artists since he started collecting in 1995. “I was a journalist for a long time, so my interest is the most contemporary of the contemporary. Accumulating name-brand artists is not a meaningful pursuit to me. I’m more engaged with why somebody’s making what they’re making, what the changes are of the time, and why this generation’s different than the last,” says Valentine, the former president and CEO of UPN and president of Walt Disney Television.

Having collected for 15 years now, Valentine has seen the art world change greatly since the market crashed in the early ’90s. Back then, he says, you might be the only guest all day to a gallery, and gallerists were passionate about discussing work with interested visitors. “The fact that so much money has come into the art world has really altered everybody,” he says. “It’s changed the artists, it’s changed the relationship between artists and collectors, between collectors and gallerists, between gallerists and artists — it’s changed the landscape of the art world. These large galleries are starting to swallow up a large percentage of the business now, and making it hard for the medium guys, especially, to survive. Accessing work is harder, because you make a commitment to some artist’s work, and within a year or a year and a half, the artworks have gone from $10,000 to $150,000. That cuts out a vast number of people who would be collecting work. So, it’s turned much more into the ‘game’ of contemporary art rather than the collecting of contemporary art.”

STORY: Unique Features’ Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne’s Over-the-Top Art Collection [4]

Despite the mounting fiduciary issues facing the modern collector, Hoberman, Valentine and Jacobson have amassed some of the world’s best contemporary works. But maybe, as Hoberman suggests, it’s less perseverance than addiction, meaning there always needs to be a mindful eye toward the investment. “Collecting anything becomes an obsession,” he says with a grin. “It’s incredibly compulsive, and it’s hard to stop. Believe me, my business manager tells me to stop all the time. I know a lot of collectors who deal with that, or have wives who try to stop them. I don’t know a lot of people in the art world who aren’t conscious of what they’re paying and what something is worth. The one thing I will say though: No matter what something is worth, if you really love it, hold on to it.”

That said, Hoberman and Valentine agree that finding work that you love and work that is a wise investment are vastly different things. “The one thing I tell people who are interested in contemporary art is that good taste is the enemy of good collections,” says Valentine. “Yeah, buy what you like, if you actually know something about what you’re doing. But if you don’t, don’t buy what you like. You’re probably better off buying what you don’t like.”

And if you do find something you want, and for one reason or another the gallery won’t sell it to you, there are a lot of pipelines in the art world. “You figure out a way to get it,” says Hoberman. “If you can’t get it from the gallery, there are other dealers who can get you what you want. If you’re serious about wanting a piece, you’ll do what you have to do to try to figure that out. You can buy it secondary, or you can buy it from a dealer.”

STORY: Owen Wilson on Iconic SoCal Artist Ed Ruscha [5]

In the end, it’s important to remember that art collecting is something that should be done with good intentions and a mind toward civic duty. The collector is, for all intents and purposes, the top of the art world food chain, and a lot of artists and dealers rely on the collector. It’s no surprise then that Valentine’s most public move in the art world was a gift in 2007 to the Hammer of 10 years of sculpture by Los Angeles-based artists. “The idea of giving gifts to a museum and why people do it: Something that was a private passion should become a public good,” says Valentine. “That now can be shared by thousands or hundreds of thousands or millions of people for free. There’s often tax benefits, because it’s viewed as a transferring of a private thing to a public thing. In my case, I had this bizarre passion to collect sculpture from Los Angeles. Sculpture is notoriously difficult to collect. It’s hard to house — I was spending many tens of thousands of dollars a year to store it. Some of these artists, nobody had really bought their work. I liked it, even though I couldn’t show the vast majority of it. Unless you have a home that is 70,000 square feet, it’s not possible to show some of this work, so I just thought it was a way to really have an impact on the Los Angeles art community by giving this gift.”

Michael Ovitz
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Michael Ovitz
Ex-CAA co-founder

With his brand of hard-edged negotiation tactics, Ovitz is credited with bringing Hollywood to the art world. Mentored by renowned collector Barry Lowen, then SoHo’s Mary Boone and later Pace Gallery’s Arne Glimcher, Ovitz became the first major industry player to sit on the board at the Museum of Modern Art.

Ovitz amassed more than 1,500 critical works, from standard-bearers such as Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko and Roy Lichtenstein to young guns Sterling Ruby, Carol Bove, Isa Genzken and Roe Ethridge. To house it all, he commissioned Michael Maltzan to design a perforated-steel villa in Benedict Canyon, which Ovitz completed in 2011. Visitors are treated to a view of his prized Jasper Johns, White Flag, which holds pride of place between a Robert Rauschenberg and a Willem de Kooning.

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MIAMI NEW TIMES

Hollywood’s Top Art Collectors: Who to Watch For at Art Basel This Year

By Ciara LaVelle
Published Fri., Nov. 1 2013 at 12:00 PM

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Pharrell at Basel? For sure.

In theory, Miami Art Week, anchored by Art Basel, is a string of days in which the world’s most cultured individuals descend on South Florida to appreciate fine culture. But as anyone who’s actually participated in Art Basel’s myriad parties, VIP lounges, and secret shows knows, it’s also about seeing and being seen. Especially if you’re famous.

The Hollywood Reporter ranked the top 25 art collectors in Hollywood this week. So who will we see at the biggest art event in the country this year? Here are our guesses.

See also: Art Basel Miami Beach 2012: Winners and Losers

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Sean Combs
The constantly evolving artist formerly known as Puff Daddy and P. Diddy and about a dozen other titles certainly has plenty in common with Wynwood’s ever-changing street art scene. But according to THR, Combs’ taste in art is far more upscale. In 2011, he reportedly showed up at Art Basel and dropped $65,000 on an Ian Navarro sculpture and another $15,000 on another work by South African artist Brett Murray. Maybe he’ll be back to bolster his collection again this year. But we wouldn’t

start our search for Diddy at MoCA’s Tracey Emin exhibit; Combs already owns one of the artist’s neon sculptures, valued at $95,000.Leonardo DiCaprio
Leo, on the other hand, has Wynwood experience; he was spotted wandering the streets and checking in at Panther Coffee in February. THR reports he’s a fan of Basquiat, who began his career as a graffiti artist. It’s unlikely he’ll show up just strolling around Wynwood during the busiest week of the year, of course. But VIP night at the Midtown fairs, on the other hand….

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Jay Z
He and wife Beyonce clearly loved their Art Basel experiences last year — there are about a dozen Instagram pics to prove it. And as THR points out, dude also likes to brag about his art collection in his songs, with verses like “I got Warhols on my hall’s walls.” Hmm, now where did we see Warhol art at Basel last year? Oh, that’s right: EVERY DAMN PLACE.

Elton John
According to TFR, John “has amassed one of the world’s most important photography collections, with an emphasis on portraits, celebrity and fashion.” Art Basel is one of the world’s most important combinations of celebrity and culture, so it only makes sense that he’d show up. Plus, the satellite fair Untitled will open its doors with a VIP event benefitting the Elton John AIDS Foundation. And if the rumors of the Liberace-esque Versace Mansion hosting an exhibit are true, you know he’ll be there, too.

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Steve Martin
Martin called art collecting “my greatest hobby.” And while that may be true — the actor goes after works by classics like Picasso and Lichtenstein — he’d be insane not to visit Art Basel without entertaining Miami hipsters with a secret banjo show. Or maybe we’re just fantasizing.

Pharrell Williams
Pharrell’s been an Art Basel staple for years now, showing up at Basel Castle, dropping in on OHWOW exhibits, speaking at Design Miami. You know, typical hip-hop mogul stuff. THR reports that Williams’ tastes skew towards the contemporary; he even collaborated with his art hero, Takashi Murakami, on a piece called The Simple Things in 2009. Who knows what he’ll get up to this December.

Follow Ciara LaVelle on Twitter @ciaralavelle.

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Paper Magazine’s reports on what to Watch For at Art Basel This Year

PAPER MAGAZINE’S FIRST UPDATE FOR ART BASEL 2013 –

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Our Mega Guide to Art Basel Miami 2013: Part I
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Time to start the countdown to Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 with this, the first installment in our annual mega-guide to all the artsy-action on the beach. It will be the 12th edition of the fair, and the size and scope have grown so large that it’s almost impossible to take in all the satellite fairs, let alone all the local museums and galleries. AB/MB opens with their big VIP vernissage on Wednesday, December 4 and closes on Sunday, December 8, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Over the summer, the city’s commissioners awarded the internationally acclaimed starchitect Rem Koolhaas and his local partner Robert Wennett — owner of the Herzog & de Meuron designed parking lot at 111 Lincoln Road — the $1 billion bid to re-make the convention center and its surrounding 52-acre site. For now, AB/MB isn’t in jeopardy, but the scope of the new plan surely means that at some point in the future, things are going to change radically.

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Fans of the Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron will be able check out the architects’ Perez Art Museum Miami when it officially opens during AB/MB. The museum — formerly know as the Miami Art Museum — is moving into a brand new building in Museum Park just off of downtown Miami’s Biscayne Boulvard. On view during the week, there’s a big survey of works by the Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei and shows by Cuban painter Amelia Pelaez and Brazilian painter Beatriz Milhazes. It all kicks off with a member-only preview on December 3 from 4 to 9 p.m. with L.A.-based artists Los Jaichackers and music by Total Freedom. Then on Saturday night, December 7, there’s the official premiere gala.

The sands of South Beach are getting another fair this year when the Scope Miami pavilion moves to 1000 Ocean Drive at 10th Street. Their “Platinum Preview Gala” takes place on Monday night, December 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. and there’s a VIP opening on Tuesday. The public is invited to attend from December 4 to 8 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Again this year, Scope has partnered with VH1 with a big indoor lounge and a massive party on Friday night from 8 p.m. to midnight featuring a performance by “one of today’s hottest musical artists.” We’ll let you know who as soon as we find out.

Brazil will be getting lots of attention this year with over 40 galleries exhibiting at the new Brazil ArtFair running from December 3 to 8 in Woodson Park on NW 36th Street in Midtown. Their goal is “to go beyond your everyday art fair…with a private initiative for the promotion and internationalization of Brazil’s art market,” the fair’s founder Michel Serebrinsky explained to Art Info.

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Pérez Art Museum Miami Inaugural Exhibition Schedule

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) announces the inaugural exhibition lineup for its new building, opening in Museum Park in December 2013. The wide-ranging roster of exhibitions examines the interpretation and appropriation of cultural and political identities, economic structures, and commodities generated by Miami’s diverse population and its position as a cross-cultural hub. The selection and presentation of artists, collections, and commissioned projects for PAMM is guided by the Museum’s mission to create dialogues across and through local, regional, and international contexts and to emphasize artists and projects that engage with traditions from the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America. The curatorial program is also particularly attuned to the work of local artists and designers.

From focused exhibitions on the work of Cuban painter Amelia Peláez and  Haitian born, Miami-based artist Edouard Duval-Carrié to thematic presentations of the Museum’s permanent collection to major retrospectives on artists Ai Weiwei and Beatriz Milhazes and group exhibitions on the exchange of ideas between the Caribbean basin, Europe, and North Africa, PAMM’s upcoming projects serve as critical frames through which larger dialogues about recent history, migration, new cultural formations, and diverse ideologies can be structured.

Advance Exhibitions Schedule, 2013-2014:

Overview Galleries: AMERICANA
December 2013 – May 2015

The Museum’s permanent collection will be displayed thematically within six Overview Galleries that are positioned throughout the first two floors of the building. Collectively titled AMERICANA, these six galleries will present artwork produced by artists working in North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean. The bi-lingual title of this presentation evokes North American vernacular collecting traditions, as well as a hemispheric perspective that looks across national and regional borders. This focus on the Americas serves to highlight the strengths of the collection, while at the same time reflecting the diverse audiences of the Museum―the majority of who have cultural ties to these areas of the world.

The six galleries that make up AMERICANA are arranged thematically, each space developed in the form of a short essay offering a focused view on a particular issue or set of preoccupations that have engaged artists from the Americas since the mid-20th century. Among the issues to be explored are relations between contemporary painting and craft traditions, legacies of constructivism and minimalism, and the connections between politics and violence. The spaces combine artworks produced at various historical moments over the last eight decades. The specific pieces and themes explored in AMERICANA will change over the course of 18 months, as these galleries are periodically re-configured.

Special emphasis has been placed on the presentation of artworks by artists currently living in Miami, as a way of highlighting the growing position of this city as an important site of art production internationally. AMERICANA additionally augments PAMM´s young collection with artworks borrowed from outstanding local collections, an organizing strategy that seeks to recognize these collections as resources for the constituents of Miami and South Florida.

Special Exhibition Galleries: Ai Weiwei: According to What?
December 2013 – March 16, 2014

Ai Weiwei, He Xie (detail)Ai Weiwei: According to What? is the first major international survey of this artist’s multifaceted artistic oeuvre. The exhibition reveals the interrogative nature of Ai’s practice, and its role as an ever-questioning dialogue with the social, political, and cultural positions of his native China and the world at large. Featuring work from the last 20 years, the exhibition includes his early photographic works—images taken when he was a young artist living in New York and traveling throughout the U.S.—and the large-scale sculptures for which he is best known. These sculptures, often made from modified found objects, suggest the irreverent style of Ai’s work and reconfigure materials in new and evocative ways. With a broad formal range, Ai has continuously challenged possible meanings and modes of art making, most recently employing the Internet and its global reach as a platform for activism and expression. His provocative works are an exploration of the transformative potential of contemporary art, which he has said is “not a form but a philosophy of society.” PAMM’s presentation of this exhibition, originally organized by the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, will feature new work, including a large-scale, site-specific installation. The exhibition design was also specially conceived by the artist and Herzog & de Meuron to be in dialogue with the new building architecture.

Focus Gallery: Photography from the Collection
December 2013 – July 27, 2014

This exhibition presents a varied selection of photographs drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, with a particular emphasis on the Cowles Collection, a gift of more than one hundred iconic works of the 20th century including photographs by Edward Steichen, Andy Warhol, and Rineke Dijkstra. Relying on contemporary strategies for organizing and understanding information, the exhibition will incorporate sequential and salon-style hangs in its installation. Within this format, new modes of visual literacy— created by the ever-growing influence of digital media and the way in which images circulate and are indexed through the Internet and by a continued interest in the form of the archive—are brought to bear on the museum’s strong and expanding collection of photographs. Allowing the viewer to see the works through visual cues and historical connections, looking at the image within the photograph as well as relationships between photographs, this exhibition seeks to engender new ‘ways of looking.’

This show will employ digital didactic labels and text on iPads as part of PAMM’S growing engagement with technology and new platforms for education in the galleries.

Focus Gallery: A Human Document: Selections from the Collection of Ruth and Marvin Sackner
December 2013 – May 25, 2014

Pérez Art Museum Miami will present an extensive selection of works from the Miami-based collection of Ruth and Marvin Sackner. Founded in 1979, this “archive of archives” initially focused on concrete and visual poetry—including rare manuscripts and published works by international luminaries such as Augusto and Haroldo de Campos, Oyvind Fahlström, and Eugen Gomringer. The collection subsequently grew to encompass a broader array of historic and contemporary works that synthesize word and image. Rooted in the early to mid-20th-century European avant-garde, the collection provides a unique lens through which to examine the foundational movements of modernism, including Italian Futurism, Russian Constructivism, Bauhaus, De Stijl, Dada, and Lettrisme, among others. The Sackners’ contemporary holdings are also expansive, with special strengths in artists’ books and “assemblings” (limited-edition groupings of materials by numerous contributors), as well as various subgenres such as typewriter art, performance poetry, and micrography (abstract or representational designs comprised of minuscule lettering). The installation begins with a rare, 1897 publication of “Un Coup de des” (A Throw of the Dice), by Stéphane Mallarmé, which is considered one of the first true examples of concrete poetry, and include hundreds of objects spanning more than a century of creative expression.

Focus Gallery: Amelia Peláez
December 2013 – February 23, 2014

PAMM will present a focused selection of works by Amelia Peláez del Casal (1896 – 1968), one of the most important Cuban painters of the modernist era. Alongside artists such as Carlos Enríquez, Wifredo Lam, Victor Manuel, and Fidelio Ponce de León, Peláez personifies the primera vanguardia—the first wave of Cuban artists who traveled to Europe before World War II, where they were exposed to Cubism, Surrealism, and other contemporaneous styles. When these artists subsequently returned to the island nation, they introduced the artistic innovations they had adopted abroad and then transformed them by incorporating aspects of their native cultural and national identities.

Peláez is best known for brightly colored, quasi-abstract compositions that feature decorative objects and ornamental architectural motifs, evoking the traditional domestic interiors of Havana. This exhibition will take a socio-historical approach and examine Peláez’s work in the context of early 20th century Havana’s changing material culture and urban landscape.

 

Project Gallery: Hew Locke
December 2013 – May 25, 2014

Hew Locke, For Those in Peril on the SeaFor Those in Peril on the Sea, 2011, is an installation by Hew Locke (b. 1959), a British artist of Guyanese descent. It consists of dozens of scaled-down replicas of ships suspended from the ceiling, creating the impression of a massive exodus taking place throughout the architectural space above viewers’ heads. It features a broad range of vessel types, from cigarette boats, catamarans, and cruise liners to ragged fishing skiffs and timeworn cargo ships. In light of Miami’s history as the site for numerous waves of immigration—particularly from the Caribbean, and specifically by sea—For Those in Peril on the Sea will have a particular resonance for the Museum’s audiences. With its significant links to the South Florida community, this installation, part of PAMM’s permanent collection, promises a powerful initial experience for visitors to the new building.

Project Gallery: Monika Sosnowska
December 2013 – September 28, 2014

Monika Sosnowska

Born in Ryki, Poland, Monika Sosnowska (b. 1972) is one of the most celebrated Eastern European artists of her generation. Focusing on urban and architectural space, her work involves surreal, tableau-like installations as well as large objects made of industrial materials that engage the walls, floors, and ceilings of the exhibition space. This commissioned project will be located in PAMM’s double-height Anchor Gallery, one of four spaces in the new building that will be dedicated to installations by single artists. The artists selected for these galleries are each invited to make multiple trips to Miami to share their process with PAMM’s audiences through public lectures, workshops, and other special programs.

Yael Bartana, (1st part of trilogy “and Europe will be stunned”) Mary Koszmary (Nightmares)Project Gallery: Yael Bartana
December 2013 – April 20, 2014

Born in Israel, Yael Bartana (b. 1970) has been commissioned to create a new work for PAMM in conjunction with the Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon. Among the most celebrated artists of her generation, Bartana lives between Tel-Aviv and Berlin. Her early video work, both documentary and staged, explores social phenomena that illuminate the complexity of contemporary life, particularly within Israel. More recently, Bartana has embarked on a long term, multi-platform work …and Europe will be stunned, a video trilogy and body of related works, with which she represented Poland in the 54th Venice Biennale (2011). Critically acclaimed, this work has demonstrated Bartana’s acuity as both a filmmaker and as an artist deeply attuned to the most pressing political issues of our time. For her project at PAMM Bartana is researching and producing a work in Sao Paulo focused on the rise of Pentecostalism.

Bouchra Khalili, Speeches: Malcolm X. From the Speeches series (video installation, 5 single channels)Project Gallery: Bouchra Khalili
December 2013 – February 23, 2014

Bouchra Khalili (b. 1975) was born in Casablanca and currently lives and works in Paris. Her works, which take the form of single- and multi-channel videos and films as well as photographs, employ a mode of poetic documentation to investigate the experiences of identity, immigration, and transience. Reflecting the nomadic and often transnational state of existence that defines life for many people throughout the world, Khalili illuminates the realities, emotional, intellectual, and tangible, of an increasingly mobilized world. Using language and an understated visual sensibility, Khalili’s videos offer a moving account of the personal and subjective within larger political and economic spheres. Khalili has been invited to create a new video work based on research undertaken in New York for PAMM’s anchor galleries.

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COMPLEX MAGAZINE

Hennessy and Pratt Team Up For an Art and Design Competition

By | Oct 17, 2013 | 12:56 pm |

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Hennessy V.S has teamed up with Pratt Institute to create an art and design competition. They have asked nine art and design graduate students at Pratt to explore the theme “Never Stop. Never Settle,” Hennessy’s mantra. The three best works, which were determined in July, will appear at the Epic Hotel at Art Basel Miami Beach and will also be promoted on Hennessy’s website and social channels. In this way, the students will gain valuable exposure of their works.

This competition kicked off in June when Pratt students submitted works under the theme “Wild Rabbit,” which is Hennessy’s campaign platform. André De Castro won with his work Project Movements, a series of portraits that feature people trying to make a difference in the world. The second and third place winners were Mike Finklestein and Stephen Mondics. All three artists will display their winning works in Miami.

“When academic institutions and corporations collaborate, students can benefit from having a springboard to experiment,” said Jeff Bellantoni, faculty advisor and graduate communications design chair at Pratt Institute. “Students from different backgrounds and disciplines took advantage of this unique opportunity and fully immersed themselves in a collaborative exchange—one that sparked an innovative range of new work.”

This is the second year Pratt and Hennessy have joined forces for this competition. “The partnership between Pratt and Hennessy is very natural because both institutions share a passion for pushing the limits of individual potential,” said Senior Vice President of Hennessy, Rodney Williams.

Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami

Tracey Emin

December 2013 – March 2014

Tracey Emin

December 2013 – March 2014

MOCA will present the first major U.S. solo museum exhibition of Tracey Emin. Tracey Emin is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art and is curated by Bonnie Clearwater.

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Upcoming Exhibition
Year of the Artist:
Contemporary Chinese Art from the Rubell Family Collection


December 4, 2013 – August 1, 2014
                       He Xiangyu, The Death of Marat, 2011, Fiberglass, silicone, fabric and leather, 17 x 69 x 39 1/4 in. (43 x 176 x 100 cm)

Year of the Artist: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Rubell Family Collection will fill all 27 galleries of the 45,000 square foot exhibition space, debuting during Art Basel Miami Beach 2013.

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'The Death of Marat'“The Death of Marat” (2011) by He Xiangyu. The work will be included in “Year of the Artist,” an upcoming exhibition at the Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation in Miami. Source: Rubell Family Collection via Bloomberg

Bloomberg News

Miami Collectors Tap New China Artists for Art Basel Show

By Katya Kazakina
April 23, 2013

The influential Miami-based collectors Mera and Don Rubell will focus on contemporary Chinese art in their next exhibition for the 2013 Art Basel Miami Beach in December.

Titled “Year of the Artist,” the show will include stars like Ai Weiwei and Zhang Huan among about 25 artists, though the goal is to introduce many less-known names to the U.S.

“There’s a new generation of Chinese artists that is interesting to us,” said Mera Rubell in a telephone interview. “They have the world view and they are also dealing with the transformation of China itself.”

While the generation of artists who came of age during the Cultural Revolution has dominated the market in the 2000s, younger artists are starting to gain international attention.

The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing opened its 2013 season with “ON/OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice” which includes 50 commissioned works by 50 artists. Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk will mount an exhibition titled “China China” at his Kiev art center next month that focuses on both younger and older artists.

The Rubells, who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary next year, have been collecting emerging art for decades. They bought their first photograph by Cindy Sherman for $25 and paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat for $2,500. They are known for their trend-setting exhibitions, such as those focusing on Leipzig, Polish or black artists in the past decade.

Paving Way

“It’s a vote of confidence,” said Larry Warsh, New York- based collector of Chinese contemporary art. “It’s important that collectors like the Rubells pave the way in understanding Chinese art in the context of global contemporary art.”

The Rubells visited China six times in the past 12 years. With their last trip, in the fall of 2012, taking in more than 40 artist studios in Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou and Hangzhou.

“We took planes, trains, vans,” said Mera Rubell. “It was like a caravan.”

The couple spoke about the exhibition yesterday at a New York University diplomacy class taught by François Barras, Ambassador and Consul General of Switzerland.

“We are going to make every attempt to bring every artist to Miami for the opening,” Mera Rubell told the students, although not Ai, who is currently prohibited from leaving China.

At least two of his works will be included: his “Ton of Tea” sculpture, in which tea leaves are pressed to form a cube, and “Fairytale Chairs,” a group of 20 wooden Qing dynasty chairs.

“It’s going to be the culmination of the Chinese art we’ve been buying since 2001,” said Mera Rubell.

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Zahad Hadid 60 story condo tower will be located across from American Airlines arena in Miami at 1000 Biscayne boulevard.

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Zahad Hadid is also designing a parking structure on Collins avenue in Miami Beach


street view

 

 


interior view of parking ramps


circulation diagram

 

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The Miami Herald

Displays on the Bay: Upcoming exhibits at the Perez Art Museum Miami

When Miami Art Museum opens as Perez Art Museum Miami in its new Herzog & deMeuron-designed headquarters on Biscayne Bay, it will showcase exhibitions designed to speak to a Miami audience. Some have been displayed elsewhere; others are works being commissioned specifically for the new museum. All reflect South Florida’s international attitude. Here’s a rundown on the first year’s schedule of shows.

November 2013

Works by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, left, will inaugurate the Special Exhibition Galleries at the new museum. New works will be added to others such as ‘Colored Vases,’ ‘Map of China,’ ‘He Xie’ and ‘Ai Weiwei: Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn,’ left, previously shown in Washington, D.C., as part of the exhibition ‘Ai Weiwei: According to What?’

December 2013

For PAMM’s opening, Scottish artist Hew Locke will create a new arrangment of “For Those in Peril on the Sea,” featuring dozens of replicas of ships. It wlll be shown in PAMM’s Project Gallery through May 25, 2014.

December 2013

PAMM has commissioned a new work by Moroccan artist Bouchra Khalili, which will be displayed in the Project Gallery through Feb. 23, 2014. Here, an image from previous video, “Speeches: Malcolm X, 2012.”

December 2013

A newly commissioned work by Polish artist Monika Sosnowska will be shown in PAMM’s Anchor Gallery through Sept. 28, 2014. Here, her previous work, “Untitled, 2006,’ made of steel and enamel paint.

December 2013

Henryk Berlewi’s “Reklama Mechano, 1924” booklet is part of the collection of Miami’s Ruth and Marvin Sackner. Selections from the Sackner collection will be on display in PAMM’s Focus Gallery through May 25, 2014.

December 2013

PAMM has commissioned Israeli artist Yael Bartana to create a film or video work for the museum’s opening. Left, a clip from the first part of an existing work, the trilogy ‘and Europe will be stunned.’

December 2013

Berenice Abbott’s “Wall Street and Stock Exchange, 1933,” is part of the Cowles Collection of 20th Century Photography, a promised gift by Charles Cowles to PAMM. Selections from the Cowles Collection will be on display in the Focus Gallery through July 2014.

December 2013

A selection of works by Cuban modernist painter Amelia Pelaez del Casal (1896-1968) will be on display in PAMM’s Focus Gallery through Feb. 23, 2014. Here, a detail from “La piña, 1939.”

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Vincent Johnson: The October Paintings

October Painting 1 and 2, Los Angeles, California by Vincent Johnson

The October Painting 1 and 2, Los Angeles, California by Vincent Johnson

The October Paintings - numbers 3 and 4

The October Paintings – numbers 3 and 4 – The October Paintings (a new paintings project by Los Angeles based artist Vincent Johnson) – the paintings are at the underpainting stage. They will be allowed to dry in my studio and then a layer of white glaze will be added. That will dry. Then I will work on each work, layer by layer, allowing each layer to dry, or be worked or added to as I desire. Our car Roxy is in the background, her back arched as she defies a mushroom to move.

October Paintings 3 and 4 - three of three

The October Paintings (a new paintings project by Los Angeles based artist Vincent Johnson) – paintings 3 and 4. Taking advantage of the fabulous weather in LA.

October Paintings 3 and 4 - two of three

The October Paintings – paintings 1 and 2 (a new paintings project by Los Angeles based artist Vincent Johnson) – with our cat Roxy playing in the back yard.

October Paintings 5 and 6, underpainted on October 31, 2013. Van Nuys, CA

October Paintings 5 and 6, underpainting – layer one – October 31, 2013. Van Nuys, CA

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The October Paintings, 2013, under painting layers, Los Angeles, California, by Vincent Johnson

The October Paintings, 2013, paintings one and two, under painting layers, Los Angeles, California, by Vincent Johnson

The October Paintings (a new paintings project by Los Angeles based artist Vincent Johnson)

The October Paintings – paintings one and two (a new paintings project by Los Angeles based artist Vincent Johnson)

The October Paintings are comprised of nine 4×4 foot oil on canvas paintings. These are the largest canvases I’ve worked on since my return to painting after two decades of working with photography. I was trained as a representational painter at Pratt Institute and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My graduate degree is in critical theory and painting from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. The works are a continuation of my exploration of the history of art materials, combined with using the layering techniques of representation to create singular new abstractions. This is my first time working on several large-scale canvases at once. What I’ve noticed over the years is that every significant work I’ve made eventually finds its way into the world, often through unanticipated opportunity.  The works are visceral, visually rich, emotively engaging. They follow the six large-scale paintings in the COSMOS SUITE that is also ongoing and was started in 2012, and the NINE GRAYSCALE PAINTINGS in LOS ANGELES that I completed in 2011. In my work I have always sought to reach for and produce imagery that lends itself to a serious consideration of the ideas that come to the mind when approaching the image. For me these works seek to substantiate themselves in the world, to be both evocative and provocative, beautiful and remarkable in both concept and realization. As these works are fully developed I will continue to record the journey am taken on with them, until they are complete.

OCTOBER PAINTING - Scumble glazing, second phase of the paintings.

OCTOBER PAINTING – Scumble glazing, second phase of the paintings.

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October Paintings – scumble glazed and drying in studio.

During the scumble glazing layer of the painting, where I knock down the underpainting colors so that the next layers can deliver a fabulous punch, I thought about the magnificient, enormous paintings I saw this summer at the Menil Collection in Houston, by Cy Twombly and Mark Rothko. The high seriousness of Rothko’s chapel paintings was amazing. Yet on that day it would be my discovery of the excellence of Cy Twombly as a painter of the primordial and playful sublime that captivated my attention in his purpose built stand alone large gallery space that showcased his work far beyond the circular swirls I know but care nothing for at all. It seems that when Twombly switched to specific subject matter – whether it be abstract landscape paintings, where he had simply marvelous deep rich green works, or his overall giant abstractions, filled with playful and powerful singular and exciting moments, both satisfied in wonderful ways. I was fortunate to make two trips to Houston this summer. The Late Byzantine to Today was a marvel to behold; I also had no idea that the Menil is a world class repository of Surrealist art. I was also privileged to see the James Turrell retrospective at the MFA Houston, which itself will be expanding soon with a major new building devoted to modern and contemporary art. The Menil Collection itself will be adding seven new individual artist showcase galleries, which combined with their traveling shows will make Houston as important a center for seeing art as anywhere in the US outside of New York. I am looking at the nine 4×4 foot October paintings in my studio. Its the largest body of work I have ever produced as a painter. I can see so many possibilities in this new direction. It gives me reason to continue to push to get my work into the world, despite all of the difficulties I have experienced. Painting makes me see beyond my own being.

Vincent Johnson

Los Angeles, CA

Vincent Johnson: CV

Vincent Johnson received his MFA in Fine Art Painting from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California 1997 and his BFA in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1986. He is a 2005 Creative Capital Grantee, and was selected for the Baum: An Emerging American Photographer’s Award in 2004 and for the New Museum of Contemporary Arts Aldrich Art Award in 2007 and for the Art Matters grant in 2008, and in 2009 for the Foundation for Contemporary Art Fellowship, Los Angeles. In 2010 he was named a United States Artists project artist. His work has been reviewed in ArtForum, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, Art in America and Art Slant, and in over fifty differen publications in total. His photographic works were shown in the inaugural Pulse Fair Los Angeles. He has shown recently at Soho House (curated by ForYourArt, Los Angeles) and at Palihouse (curated by Los Angeles Nomadic Division), West Hollywood, and most recently in Photography 2013 at Another Year in LA gallery, West Hollywood. Johnson’s work has appeared in numerous venues, including The Studio Museum in Harlem (Freestyle (2001, The Philosophy of Time Travel, 2007, and The Bearden Project, 2011-2012), PS1 Museum, SK Stiftung, Cologne; Santa Monica Museum of Art, LAXART, Las Cienegas Projects; Boston University Art Museum; Kellogg Museum, Cal Poly Pomona; Adamski gallery of Contemporary Art, Aachen; Lemonsky Projects, Miami. His work has been published in over a dozen exhibition catalogs. He is currently working on a series of self published photography books that will focus on the U.S. cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland, Ohio, Miami, Florida and New Orleans. Johnson is also creating abstract paintings for his Cosmos Suite, that explores the practice of painting with the knowledge of historical painting practices. He is using the techniques of representation to create remarkable works of abstract art. At Beacon Arts Center, Los Angeles, he recently exhibited an entire suite of grayscale paintings. In the Spring of 2013, he exhibited a series of edgy photographic works at Another Year in LA gallery, West Hollywood, California. His work will be exhibited in the inaugural Open Project exhibition at the Palace of the Inquisition, Evora, Portugal, opening July 15, 2013.

Vincent Johnson lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

vincentjohnsonart@gmail.com

http://www.vincentjohnsonart.com

New Abstract Paintings: The Cosmos Suite 2012-2013

Hello

This is Vincent Johnson in Los Angeles.

Here are three new paintings are added to my Cosmos Suite of paintings 2.24.2013. These are the 7th, 8th and 9th paintings created in the Cosmos Suite. They are also the 4th, 5th and 6th large scale paintings in this body of work.

These Cosmos Suite paintings are created using various experiments in media and paint application. Johnson has done substantial research into the area of the history of painting materials and there use, and employs this knowledge in the production of his work.

There are now a total of nine paintings in the Cosmos Suite. Six of the nine paintings are thirty by forty inches in size. Three of the paintings – the originals in the suite, are twenty by twenty four inches in size. Each painting takes about a month to create as there is a three week drying time between the first and second layers of the painting. As the suite grows there will be additional sizes including larger works.

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Cosmos Suite: A Meeting Between Two Figures in Space

30×40 inches, oil on canvas by Vincent Johnson in Los Angeles (2013)

Poured Liquin in center of painting, added stripes of pure paint color to canvas, mixed with paint rags, dabbed till thick paint areas are leveled out.

Large areas of vertical yellow in painting. Layered canvas in thick paint in certain areas. Reminds me of seeing Gerhard Richter’s painting retrospective in London in the fall of 2011.

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Cosmos Suite: State and Grace

30×40 inches, oil on canvas by Vincent Johnson in Los Angeles

Used sponges on face of painting. Layered canvas in thick paint.

Poured Liquin in center of painting, added stripes of pure paint color to canvas, mixed with paint rags, dabbed till thick paint areas are leveled out.
Reminds me of Florida’s mysterious beauty

Shape is of Florida in part

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Cosmos Suite: State and Grace – final – complete 2.25.2013

30×40 inches, oil on canvas by Vincent Johnson in Los Angeles (2013)

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Cosmos Suite: State and Grace – final – complete 2.25.2013

30×40 inches, oil on canvas by Vincent Johnson in Los Angeles (2013)

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 Cosmos Suite: Astral Melodies
30×40 inches, oil on canvas by Vincent Johnson in Los Angeles (2013)

used sponges on side and surface of the painting. used large brushwork. Layered canvas in paint.

Poured Liquin in between stripes of pure paint color to canvas, mixed with paint rags, dabbed till thick paint areas are leveled out. Started out with thick brush in corner to mix, abandoned this quickly.

Sensing jazz standards here – floating fields of opulent pure romantic color

Vincent Johnson received his MFA in Fine Art Painting from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California 1997 and his BFA in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is a 2005 Creative Capital Grantee, and was selected for the Baum: An Emerging American Photographer’s Award in 2004 and for the New Museum of Contemporary Arts Aldrich Art Award in 2007 and for the Art Matters grant in 2008, and in 2009 for the Foundation for Contemporary Art Fellowship, Los Angeles. In 2010 he was named a United States Artists project artist. His work has been reviewed in ArtForum, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, Art in America, Art Slant and many other publications. His photographic works were most recently shown in the inaugural Pulse Fair Los Angeles. His most recent paintings were shown at the Beacon Arts Center in Los Angeles. His 2010 photo project – California Toilet, Filthy Light Switch, is in exhibition at Another Year in LA gallery in West Hollywood through early March 2013. His work has appeared in several venues, including The Studio Museum in Harlem (Freestyle (2001, The Philosophy of Time Travel, 2007, and The Bearden Project, 2011-2012), PS1 Museum, Queens, NY, SK Stiftung, Cologne, Germany, Santa Monica Museum of Art, LAXART, Las Cienegas Projects, Boston University Art Museum, Kellogg Museum, Cal Poly Pomona.
Below are some of the other paintings I have completed since returning to painting in the summer of 2011.
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Vincent Johnson is an artist and writer in Los Angeles

New Abstract Paintings: The Cosmos suite (2012)

Golden Dream (2012), part of the Cosmos Suite of paintings

California Toilet, Filthy Light Switch (2010) by Vincent Johnson. Archival Epson print (Private Collection, Miami, Florida). I provided this image as I realized its clear similarity to Golden Dream, which I completed a week ago in my studio in Los Angeles.

Two at Night (2012) from the Cosmos suite of paintings, Oil on canvas, 30×40 inches

Cosmos. Oil on canvas  2012 by Vincent Johnson

Cosmos Red Yellow Green. Oil on canvas 2012 by Vincent Johnson

Green God. Oil on canvas 2012 by Vincent Johnson

This new painting series is part of my ongoing exploration of painting materials and techniques from the history of painting. The works combine knowledge of painting practices of both abstract and representation paintings. The works concern themselves purely with the visual power that paintings can do through the manipulation of paint. Some of the underpaintings are allowed to dry for months; some of those are built dark to light, others light to dark. None are made in a single setting. Most are worked and reworked using studio materials. Each new series takes a different approach to the painted surface from how the paint is applied, to varying the painting mediums. This suite concerns itself with the layering of paint by building up the surface and altering and reworking the wet paint with studio tools.

Two larger paintings will be completed and photographed on Sunday, July 15, 2012 and posted here.

Vincent Johnson, Grayscale painting: The Storm (2012). Oil on canvas, 30×40 inches, created in studio in Los Angeles, California

Vincent Johnson, Grayscale painting, Snow White/White Snow (2012). Oil on canvas, 30×40 inches, created in studio in Los Angeles

Vincent Johnson is an artist and writer in Los Angeles

Vincent Johnson, Nine Grayscale Paintings, Beacon Arts Center, Los Angeles, (2001). Oil on canvas. Each panel is 20×24 inches.
photograph of silver paint on my hands in studio, Los Angeles, during the creation of Nine Grayscale paintings.
Vincent Johnson – in Los Angeles studio working on Nine Grayscale Paintings, 2011

Vincent Johnson

Los Angeles, California

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3 thoughts on “Miami Art Basel Countdown Report 2013

  1. Lincoln Road , running east-west between 16th and 17th Streets, is a nationally known spot for outdoor dining, bicycling, rollerblading and shopping and features and galleries of well known designers, artists and photographers such as Romero Britto , Peter Lik , and Jonathan Adler .

  2. Who knew that Calder did eye patches? This was one of the quirky gems we discovered at Vernissage, the holy grail of art parties, which opened the Miami Beach Convention Center’s consortium of gallery offerings Wednesday night.

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