The 9th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finale Party had Art Basel Miami cheering for great art and music at one of the hottest parties of the week.
The ChaShaMa Gala and Art Party are billed as the “most outrageous” of the season, but do they live up to the hype? Bigger than ever but more curated, the answer is a resounding “yes”.
Creator and star of the HBO hit series “Insecure” Issa Rae announced Vancouver native Vanessa Lam last Friday as the Grand Finale Winner at the 8th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series competition at this year’s Art Basel Miami.
Last Thursday at the Allouche Gallery in Chelsea, Bombay Sapphire hosted their 8th Annual New York Artisan Series competition. The focus of the national series is fostering the talents of undiscovered multicultural artists. Each year, a handful of finalists are selected from thousands of online submissions and local gallery events.
Guests had the opportunity to view the work of 16 local emerging artists who are competing for a slot to represent New York and participate at the National Artisan Series Grand Finale amongst the nation’s other top up-and-coming artists during Art Basel Miami at the SCOPE MIAMI BEACH Art Show this December. The grand prize winner of the national finale will be awarded the opportunity to collaborate with Artsy — the innovative global platform for art collecting and education — on a large-scale public art installation next spring.
That night, the New York winner to advance to the next step was awarded to New York based and Ecuadorian-born artist Carlos Torres-Machado. His use of color, geometry and abstraction are unique and distinguishes him amongst his contemporaries. Torres-Machado posted on instagram:
Kicking off the opening of Art Basel was the 7th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series finale party at 11 11 Lincoln Road, a transformed garage space. The exclusive event was hosted by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and his brother Danny Simmons, a renowned neo-African abstract expressionist painter.
10 Years, 10 Cocktails Art Gallery Unveiling Presented by Bombay Sapphire Gin in NYC, featuring 2016 winner Schuyler Hunton for his “The Breakfast in Bombay” cocktail.
RUSH Philanthropic Art Foundation and Bombay Sapphire Gin celebrated 17 years of Art For Life.
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin and Russell and Danny Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation hosted the 6th Annual BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series Mural Unveiling for Grand Finale Winner and New Orleans’ artist Aron Belka in New York City.
Scope Art Fair has descended upon NYC once more this week, along with its larger Armory Show and newcomer Paper Art Fair in tow. Bombay Sapphire has also returned with its highly successful Artisan Series competition, in which Bombay Sapphire leads the search for undiscovered artists and offers its winner a solo at Scope Art Fair NYC.
Timed conveniently amid the Latin American art sales week in New York, VivArte pulled some big names for its Colombian Arts charity auction this year, artists including Olga de Amaral and Edgar Negret and guests including the chair of the event, the Columbian Ambassador to the UN, and many artists, including abstract artist Fanny Sanin.