Art Basel Newsletter
Artistically Social with Amy Rosenberg
This year, I was unceremoniously axed from the Chanel guest list after having received an invitation and confirmation. However, that did not throw me into despair. I managed to make it to a few swanky parties. White Cube’s annual beach party drew celebrities and hangers-on alike and featured a performance by the band Wild Belle. Book signings were the rage. Pharrell, Terry Richardson and Bruce Weber all had hordes at their signings. I also snagged an invitation to collectors Kathryn and Dan Mikesell’s party at their home and an invitation to dine with Russell Simmons at Allison Weiss Brady’s home.
Pictured: Bert Rodriguez and Bert Rodriguez, “Everywhere I Look, I Only See Myself” at the Celebrity Cruises and ICArt event aboard the Celebrity Reflection at Port of Miami
“The American Dream” by Claire Breukel
Claire Breukel is the curator of Unscripted, Bal Harbour public art projects. Unscripted, Bal Harbour commissions a series of ambitious and site responsive contemporary art pieces throughout the public areas of Bal Harbour Village. Breukel shares her behind the scenes insights of the selection, artist installation and programming as each project progresses. In this article she takes a closer look at “the American Dream” project that can be found outside the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort.
Pictured: George Sánchez-Calderón, “Levittown House” installation as part of Unscripted, Bal Harbour; 2012
People & Art: Out of the Ordinary
Through the guidance of his cousin, an art school graduate who went on to work in museums and galleries, Harvey Oxenberg began collecting art two decades ago when he purchased a photograph by an emerging photographer named Bruce Weber. The piece captured the interaction between Brazilian lovers. From that starting point, Oxenberg amassed a sizable collection only to sell most of it off 12 years ago. He was no longer attracted to those artists and began to refresh the collection.