Social Miami’s Art Basel 2012 Compendium
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
Basel Manny Daily
It’s all access all the time for Miami’s most prestigious social photographer, and with next day coverage throughout Art Basel, you’ll never miss a beat of the non-stop action. Cheers – and happy Baseling.
Pictured: Lora Drasner and Bianca Blag at the MARCUS-Beginnings and Ends exhibit opening at Markowicz Fine Art gallery in the Miami Design District.
Social Style: Art Basel Style
Stylist Elysze Held was on the scene throughout Art Basel capturing the looks that helped define this latest edition of the art world’s most prolific week. Click here to check out her daily coverage.
Pictured: Susan Magrino so sleek in Helmut Lang dress, Stella & Dot neckpiece, Yves Saint Laurent amazing gold cuffs, Chanel bag
VIDEO: An Arts Evolution
SocialMiami contributor Sarah Arison takes us on a journey through the Art Miami VIP preview, one of the most significant events of Miami’s storied art week. This year’s preview benefitted the Miami Art Museum, soon to be re-named the Perez Art Museum of Miami (PAMM).
Pictured: Aaron Podhurst, Pamela Cohen, Nick Korniloff, Thom Collins, Perez Art Museum director
AWB: When Opportunity Strikes
It was Philanthropic Basel for Allison Weiss Brady. The social star knows that when the jet-set arrives, it’s time to have glam dinners and chic art openings focused on raising cash. Read about AWB’s Basel fundraising adventures in this post-Basel edition of the Social Scribe.
Pictured: Tiffany Zientz Heckler and mixed media artist Eleazar Delgado at the unveiling of his new collection “Sunshine Culture” benefitting Gene Spotlight
Arts Miami with Anthony Japour
Each year the Art Basel Miami Beach fair affords one the opportunity to see and learn in greater depth the work of contemporary artists.
For this year’s feature, I decided to ask: “What could one buy from the six artists nominated for the Hugo Boss Prize?”
Pictured: Trisha Donnelly, Untitled, 2007-08
VIDEO: Aoki Akio Gallery at Art Basel
West Encounters East is a documentary produced by arts activist and collector Stella Holmes. The piece, due to be released by public television in 2013, studies the relationship between Japanese and Brazilian cultures as seen through the works of Japanese/Brazilian artists.
At Art Basel Miami Beach, Ms. Holmes visited the Vermelho gallery out of Sao Paulo, which is owned by Japanese/Brazilian gallerist Akio Aoki. The gallery displayed an installation by a native Brazilian with Japanese roots. The artist, Andre Komatsu, has an architectural background and created a three-dimensional piece from wood that adheres to his architectural understanding while also keeping with the clean, minimalistic nature of the Japanese aesthetic.
Pictured: Stella Holmes and Miami Art Museum director Silvia Karman Cubiñá
VIDEO: Social Royalty
SocialMiami contributor Sarah Arison was at the VIP opening of Design Miami mingling with all of the design heavy weights when she ran into famed New York social photographer, Patrick Mcmullan. In this 3 minute conversation, Mcmullan explains why Miami is the mistress and New York is the wife before an impromptu drop in from investment banker, Gilbert Harrison.
Pictured: Sarah Arison Chats with Patrick Mcmullan at Design Miami