The Ball at Basel
American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro
The organized chaos of Art Basel needs no more publicity. Art, parties, celebrity, ego and money flow freely during the frenzied week and for those who pride themselves on social prowess, a daily and nightly regiment of activity is vital.
The climax to the Art Basel week brings it all back home, as the Miami Art Museum (MAM) holds their annual MAM Ball on the final Saturday. The fundraiser attracts many of Miami’s biggest arts patrons. This year’s Ball was held at the iconic Fontainebleau, which offered a scene from start to finish that was teeming with old-school grandeur set against a modern, Miami chic milieu.
By Aaron Glickman
Masters’ Mystery Art Show
The 6th edition of the Masters’ Mystery Art Show (MMAS) opened with a private cocktail reception at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Guests had the opportunity to purchase original 6×9-inch works of art for $50 signed only on the back by the artist whose name is revealed after its sale. MMAS’s purpose is to contribute to the further development of the Florida International University Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program residing in the College of Architecture + The Arts. All proceeds went go to the Master’s program for scholarships, visiting artists, exhibitions and other projects.
Amy Rosenberg – Art Basel
Whether you attended the Moncler dinner for Pharrell Williams at Casa Tua, the Visionaire Party at the Delano, Gang Gang Dance party at O.H.W.O.W. or found yourself carousing poolside at the W with a $20 martini, you were guaranteed an arty eyeful last week during Art Basel Miami Beach.
The week started off with a German accent at the Art of Progress: Audi’s fete for its new A8 luxury automobile. Audi erected a glowing forty-five-thousand square foot, five story temporary structure north of the Eden Roc Hotel and partnered with the Rubell Collection and Design Miami.