The Edit, Art Week, Episode 4
A snapshot of who we saw....
At Gitano at Casa Faena on Thursday, photographer David LaChapelle unveiled his 2020 calendar at an event sponsored by Lavazza. The Lavazza x LaChapelle Calendar release party at was packed with celebrities at art personalities from Miami, New York, Paris and London. Buzzing in the crowd, famed photog Jean Pigozi, Pamela Anderson, publicist Nadine Johnson, Adriana González and Dr. Pedro Martinez Clark. Everyone sipped on specialty mojitos and generously poured glasses of champagne while also enjoying tuna on tortilla chips and watermelon salad.
In the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, Art Basel backer UBS hosted a Zero Waste party to celebrate responsible consumption with a soiree hosted by Rosario Dawson and attended by painter and sculptor Shinique Smith, baseball player-turned-ambassador-turned-investment banker Mark Gilbert.
Meanwhile, tennis icon and entrepreneur Serena Williams celebrated her fashion brand S by Serena’s second annual Art Basel pop-up party, hosted by Beefeater Pink, at Faena Bazaar. Guests including Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard, Rennae Stubbs, Tina Brown, Sue Hostetler & Beau Wrigley, Derek Blasberg, Charlotte McKinney, Patty Penske, Sophia Penske, Stacey Shabtai, Tierney Gearon, Douglas Friedman, Chris Lyons, Alina Shriver, Christina Getty, Lauren Holowesko, Peter & Pippa Vlasov and ELLE Décor’s Ingrid Abramovitc. They all enjoyed Beefeater Pink Strawberry Lemonades and Pink Mimosas from the custom candy and cocktails bar while shopping the latest collection. After the pop-up party, Williams and friends headed to Miami institution Casa Tua for the legendary karaoke after-party.
Bill Dean, Haute Living and Eden Gallery hosted a party for famed pop artist Alec Monopoly. Held at the Terra Veratitis Mansion, guests — including Jackie Malamed, Kim Van Der Lee, Alexandra Bergman and Alison Rosenfeld — were invited to arrive by yacht. Music was by Apache.
Also, the Mondrian South Beach hosted an Art Basel Cocktail Reception, where world-renowned French sculptor Richard Olinski took over the hotel. In partnership with Markowicz Fine Art, Orlinski exhibited sculptures from his “Born Wild” collection. Guests enjoyed cocktails courtesy of Fords Gin and East Imperial Superior Beverages, who also provided a DIY gin and tonic bar.
If you’re not yet done with Art Week, you can still squeeze in a few more events. This morning at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU, there’s Breakfast in the Park with Petah Coyne. Her work can be found in numerous permanent museum collections, including MoMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. And finally, among the slew of Art Week closing parties, rapper YG (Go Loko) will be performing to an invitation only crowd at an event sponsored by Tequilla 1800.
Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com’s managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it’s available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of “Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids,” a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they’re trying to avoid.