Iconic art, fly (literally) shoes, and a friendly crowd of celebrities and fashionistas came together to kick Art Basel Miami 2019 into full swing.
Saturday, December 14th marks the second takeover of New York’s own Avant Gardner this year by Spanish party purveyor Elrow.
Miami Beach Art Basel is about art. Expensive art.
Come for the parties. Stay for the art.
As Miami Beach’s iconic Art Week showcase draws closer and closer, artists all over New York City are preparing to journey down south and display their work. But before all the festivities kick-off, music artist/art collector Kaseem ‘Swizz Beatz’ Dean is working to make sure that the work from both the trailblazers and the up-and-coming players within the art community is being showcased on a notable platform.
Art Basel and Art Week Miami took off with great success. Art lovers flocked the shows and danced the night away at splendid parties across Miami Beach.
Last Friday during Art Basel, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair hosted an exclusive Miami Beach After Party at the Mondrian Hotel South Beach in partnership with the luxury car brand, Porsche.
Art Miami, America’s foremost contemporary art show of international galleries kicked off this year’s Art Week Miami. In it’s 28th year the fair showcased works from more than 140 international galleries from over 22 countries representing over 60 cities. One of the top ranked international art fairs, Art Miami attracts more than 85,000 collectors, curators, and museum professionals. Knockturnal favorites included works from American painter, Morris Louis, “Para IV,” a big canvas of watercooler like designs made in 1959 from the Yares Art gallery, Santa Fe; Carole A. Feuerman’s, renowned hyperrealist sculptor larger-than-life “Survival of Serena” from Markowicz Fine Art gallery, Miami as well as Mr. Brainwash, French-born, Los Angeles-based street artist Thierry Guetta’s “Mickey & Minnie” cartoon characters set to a graffied backdrop courtesy of the Contessa Gallery, Ohio.
Art Miami’s sister fair, CONTEXT Art Miami, also debuted in a brand new waterfront location, on the former site of the Miami Herald. Quality paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design, sculpture and video art, with works from the 20th and 21st centuries were on display as well as the most sought after living artists from around the world.
Also in full swing, Aqua Art Miami located in a classic South Beach hotel has become the premier destination of the works by young, emerging and mid-career artists. But unlike the other fairs happening that week, Aqua is unique in its signature relaxed style and intimate vibe featuring 52 international artists.
On Friday night, December 8th, SNARKITECTURE, MadeinTYO, Nick Thomm and Dave East came together for a unique and collaborative performance at 1800 Tequila x SoundCloud’s ‘BLANK CANVAS’ event during Art Basel Miami.