PaperLove At Luminare

Art Basel Opening Night Reception

With titles such as “Paper Vase,” “Kiss,” “Just a Moment,” and “Recycle Me,” the creations of dozens of artists were displayed for Luminaire PaperLove on Thursday evening, December 4. While the online bidding is still being tallied, the live art auction, created by Luminaire founders Nargis and Nasir Kassamali, raised more than $240,000 for cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Among the estimated 400 of South Florida’s art elite who attended the cocktail reception was Ivana Trump. Art lovers mingled with designers, artists and architects who brought their creativity together for this philanthropic art event. For PaperLove, artists were invited to create a one-of-a-kind work of art using paper as the primary medium. More than 50 artists translated their vision into a creation to meet that challenge.

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