Basel Miami Art Week 2013 – Complete Coverage

Anthony Japour explores the work of Jaime Gili

Social Styles by Elysze Held

Stylist Elysze Held worked the Basel parties with an eye for style and a camera in hand. This no-nonsense fashionista knew what was hot as she put out multiple days of style coverage to stimulate the social set’s most fashion-forward scenesters. Click through to check out all of her action!

Pictured: Susanne Birbragher looks Elegant and Sophisticated at the Tiffany dinner at the St Regis Bal Harbour: Dress Fendi; Shoes: Sergio Rossi and Bag: Vintage Valentino

Basel Manny Daily

Manny Hernandez was on the daily and nightly Basel beat capturing the images that defined the 2013 Basel Miami Art Week. Click through to see his complete coverage.

Pictured: David Chatman and Stephen Dorff at the Dom Perignon Limited Edition by Jeff Koons party at WALL

VIDEO: Ornare Tastemakers Showcase

More than 500 design experts, art enthusiasts and VIPs flocked to the Ornare showroom – located in the heart of the Miami Design District – to celebrate six of the Magic City’s most influential interior designers and architects at the 2013 Ornare Tastemakers Showcase.

The ultra-luxury Brazilian home design brand elevated its showcase to the next level: utilizing interactive presentations through unique video projections. The showroom walls were transformed into large spectacles where each designer and his/her project came to life.

The 2013 honorees included Architect Rene Gonzalez, Rafaela Simoes and Laila Colvin of 2id Interiors, Sofia Joelsson of Sojo Design, Alison Antrobus and Ruby Ramirez of Antrobus + Ramirez, Isabel Tragash of STA Architectural Group and Pepe Calderin of Pepe Calderin Design

Defining Modernism at ArtMiami 2013

Anthony Japour is SocialMiami’s resident expert on modern and contemporary art. This year, Japour worked with Art Miami for his Art Week feature.

Among art-world insiders who see a Christopher Wool work auction for over $20 million and a Zeng Fanzhi work for over $23 million something is not right; important works by the Modern Masters seem “undervalued” by comparison. And so it is, here at ArtMiami 2013 where visitors are greeted at the entrance of both fairs by Henry Moore and Lynn Chadwick, who, along with Jean Dubuffet and other artists of their time, define the Modernist movement of the 20th Century.

Pictured: Henry Moore, Spindle Piece, 1968

VIDEO: The Art Garden

Basel Miami Art Week featured a special public art exhibition in the Miami Design District. What was a vacant lot waiting to be developed became the temporary home for a very peculiar family: The Big Foot Family series by Israeli-French artist Idan Zareski. The public installation was kicked off with a private event co-hosted by Idan Zareski and Markowicz Fine Art gallery owner Bernard Markowicz.

Tents, large screens, projectors and strategically positioned bright lights were part of the components that transformed the site into The Art Garden, which was conceptualized and designed by interior designer David Landau.

Pictured: Adriana De Moura and Bernard Markowicz

VIDEO: Opening night at Art Miami and Context

Tuesday of Miami Art Week featured the much anticipated VIP opening of Art Miami and Context. The fairs span over two vast tents in Midtown Miami and are connected by a central courtyard.

For the second year in a row, the opening night benefited Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). Representing PAMM were museum director Thom Collins and philanthropists Jorge and Darlene Perez. With the museum’s opening taking place throughout the week, Collins remarked that Art Miami would most likely be the only fair that he would attend.

Pictured: Andres Asion and Alexia Echevarria at the Vernissage for Art Miami

The Pursuit of Perfection

By Anthony Japour & Nathaly Charria

In the brand obsessed world we’re living in today, many collectors instead of mentioning the name of the artist they bought or the gallery from which they bought the artwork, say simply: “I bought this at Art Basel”. Art Basel, the Grand Dame of the Art Fair world has become the benchmark of quality. There’s a cache with saying you acquired a work at “Art Basel”.

A notable exception to the aforementioned idea is a work by Jeff Koons, who now holds the public auction record as the most expensive living artist in the world when his Balloon Dog (Orange), 1994-2000 (pictured) sold at Christie’s Auction in November 2013 for $58.4 million dollars.

Design District Social – Art Basel Recap

In this latest Design District Social photo gallery see some of the people who brought out their best during Art Basel week in the Design District.

Pictured: Patrick Dawes, Fernando Caldron & Mario Santos at Christian Louboutin

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