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Miami Nice! A Visual Diary of Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014


Three Star Books and onestar press co-founder and Untitled advisor Melanie Scarciglia in the onestar press booth at Untitled 

 

By PAUL LASTER, DEC. 2014

Miami Nice! A Visual Diary of 2014’s Art Basel in Miami Beach

Now the newly dubbed Art Basel in Miami Beach (changed since the preeminent art fair added Art Basel in Hong Kong to its roster last year) and its ever-growing number of satellite fairs and supporting brands spurn more events than anyone—even a VIP with a helicopter—could possibly attend.

However, by first paying attention to the amazing variety of art on view and then to the international crowd in attendance, facts on upcoming art and design projects, the culinary delights served at brunches and dinners and endless champagne at parties, Miami Art Week—as the locals prefer to call it—can be both enlightening and fun!

While we had hoped to visit more fairs, we spent quality time at Untitled on Monday night, Design Miami on Tuesday, Art Basel on Wednesday and Friday, NADA on Thursday, and Scope on Saturday. And—not having a car—we only got off Miami Beach for brunches at Carlos Betancourt’s ABMB Open Studio and Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden and a starlight party at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Yet, what we missed in Wynwood and the Design District, we doubly made up for at lively events within taxi or walking distance from our base in South Beach.

Scroll through the images below to get a glimpse of stylish people and objects at the fairs and colorful art and design aficionados at some of the week’s enjoyable social gatherings. WM
  

Untitled founder Jeff Lawson and artistic director Omar Lopez-Chahoud with Mathieu Mercier's painting at Denis Gardin's booth at Untitled

Gallerist Asya Geisberg with Rebecca Morgan's hobo jug sculptures in the gallery's booth at Untitled

Architect Terence Riley of K/R with Peter Dreher's painting at Koenig & Clinton's booth at Untitled

Artist Ebony G. Patterson and gallerist Monique Meloche with Patterson's processional sculptures at the gallery's booth at Untitled

Artforum publisher Knight Landesman and gallerist Kerry Inman with work in her booth at Untitled

Expo Chicago director Tony Karman and gallerists Jessica Fredericks and Andrew Freiser with a David Humphrey painting in their booth at Untitled

Gallerist Nathalie Karg with work in her booth at Untitled

The Armory Show directors Deborah Harris and Noah Horowitz at Untitled

Gallerist Tanja Grunert with Rachel Garrard's painting in Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert Gallery's booth at Untitled

Photographer Ryan McGinley with his photograph benifitting ACRIA at Untitled

Artist Joel Otterson with his work in the booth of Maloney Fine Art at Untitled

Gallerist Dominique Levy and Pinault Collection curator Caroline Bourgeois at Design Miami

 Designers Patrick Parrish, Elizabeth Beer and Emma Swanson with their project at Design Miami

 Loïc Le Gaillard and Julien Lombrail of Carpenters Workshop Gallery with work by Studio Job in the gallery's booth at Design Miami

Collectors Seren and Michael Shvo with a model of their Peter Marino-designed Chelsea tower at Design Miami

Fondation Beyeler director Sam Keller, Design Miami Design Visionary Peter Marino, artist Marina Abramovic, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine,
developer and collector Craig Robins and Design Miami director Rodman Primack at the press review

 Independent curators Andrew Gori and Ambre Kelly at Design Miami

Architect Jeanne Gang and photographer/filmmaker James Balog at the Swarovski dinner in their honor at Cecconi at Soho Beach House

 Swarovski CEO Nadja Swarovski and developer and collector Craig Robins at the Swarovski dinner at Cecconi

 LAND director Shamim Momin and artist Kehinde Wiley with his sculpture in the LAND benefit at the Raleigh Hotel

 Architect and collector Peter Marino with an Anselm Keifer painting in Marino's show at the Bass Museum of Art

Bass Museum of Art director Silvia Karman Cubiñá and board president George Lindemann at the preview of Peter Marino: One Way at the museum

Peter Marino: One Way curator Jerome Sans at a preview of the show at the Bass Museum of Art

Bass Museum of Art curator Jose Diaz with a portrait of Peter Marino in 100 years by Erwin Wurm

Public Art Fund director and ABMB's Public exhibition curator Nicholas Baume with Ryan Gander bodyguards at the opening of Public

Art Basel director Marc Spiegler at the opening of Public

Artist Hank Willis Thomas with his Truth Booth at Public

Artists and art fair fixtures Eva and Adele at the opening of Public

Artist Christian Falsnaes directing his painting performance at Public

Artist Robert Chambers and art dealer and writer Kenny Schachter at the opening of Public

Artist Ivan Navarro with his work at Paul Kasmin Gallery's booth at ABMB

Galeria Fortes Vilaca's Alessandra Ragazzo d'Aloia and curator and writer Nessia Pope at Fortes Vilaca's ABMB booth

Artist Lola Montes Schnabel with Ron Gorchov's painting at Cheim & Read's booth at ABMB

Gallerists Ivan Wirth and Marc Payot with Paul McCarthy's painting at Hauser & Wirth's booth at ABMB

Scholar and curator Diana Widmaier-Picasso with Baz Lurhmann's installation of modernist artworks at Galerie Gmurzynska's booth at ABMB

New Museum deputy director Massimiliano Gioni (L) and High Line curator Cecilia Alemani (R) with gallerist Atsuko Ninagawa in her ABMB booth

Gallerist Christophe Mao and Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden director Melissa Chiu in the ABMB Collectors Lounge

Artist Pepe Mar and gallerist David Castillo at the Davidoff Lounge in the ABMB Collectors Lounge

Artist Georgia Russell with her work at the Ruinart Lounge in the ABMB Collectors Lounge

Independent curator Tina Kukielski and Jewish Museum curator Jens Hoffmann at the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection brunch

Davidoff Art Initiative chief consultant Andras Szanto and publicist Calum Sutton at the Davidoff brunch at the MB Botanical Garden

Davidoff Art Initiative artist Quisqueya Henriquez and architect Adolfo Despradel at the Davidoff brunch at the MB Botanical Garden

 Independent curator Marc-Olivier Wahler and Ruinart president Frederic Dufour at the Ruinart brunch at Morimoto

Independent curator Renee Riccardo, art dealer James Cope and collectors Alden and Janelle Pinnell at NADA

Katherine Bernhardt in her Magic Flying Carpets of The Berber Kingdom of Morocco booth at NADA

Clearing gallery's Lola Kramer and Max Bushman in their booth at NADA

Collectors Derek and Christen Wilson at NADA

 Jonathan Viner gallery's Emma Astner and Jonathan Viner with Stefan Bruggemann's painting in their booth at NADA

Artist Will Cotton and Gagosian Gallery's Rose Dergan at NADA

Designer Ricky Clifton at the Paddle8 and Other Criteria's Backgammon, Barbeque, Rum party at the Shore Club

Baldwin Gallery's Billy Stolz and Richard Edwards at the Paddle8 and Other Criteria's Backgammon, Barbeque, Rum party at the Shore Club

Paper Magazine's David Hershkovits (L) and Mickey Boardman with Kim Kardashian at the Paper Magazine,
Sprout By HP & DKNY Break The Internet issue release party at 1111 Lincoln Road

Fashion designer Ryan Lobo of Tome and artist Shirin Neshat at the Paper Magazine, Sprout By HP & DKNY Break
The Internet issue release party at 1111 Lincoln Road

Industrial designer Ron Arad and gallerist Ben Brown at the Paul Kasmin Gallery dinner at The Standard

Gallerist Cay Sophie Rabinowitz and MoMA curator Christian Rattemayer at the Paul Kasmin Gallery dinner at The Standard

Collector and co-founder the MADE design fair Waldick Jatoba and architect and
Collective Design fair founder Steven Learner at the Collective Design brunch at the Delano

Art advisor and collector Ximena Caminos and developer and collector Alan Faena at the asado lunch at the Faena Collaboratory

Collectors Yan Assoun and Polina Proshkina at the asado lunch at the Faena Collaboratory

Photographer Todd Eberle at the MTV Re:Define party at the Shelborne

The Goss-Michael Foundation's Joyce and Kenny Goss at the MTV Re:Define party at the Shelborne

Artists Mary Ann Strandell and Michael Rees at Jack Shainman Gallery's Miami Fête at the Surfcomber Hotel

Volta director Amanda Coulson and MCA Chicago curator Naomi Beckwith at Jack Shainman Gallery's Miami Fête at the Surfcomber Hotel

Artists David Humphrey and Jennifer Coates at Jack Shainman Gallery's Miami Fête at the Surfcomber Hotel

Artist Tracey Rose and SCAD Museum of Art director Laurie Ann Farrell at Jack Shainman Gallery's Miami Fête at the Surfcomber Hotel

Torch Gallery's Mo van der Have and artist Susan Anderson at Jack Shainman Gallery's Miami Fête at the Surfcomber Hotel

 Architect Alberto Latorre and artist Carlos Betancourt at Betancourt's ABMB Open Studios brunch

Gallerist Walter Otero and his gallery director Edward Sanchez at Carlos Betancourt's ABMB Open Studios brunch

Performance artist Veronika Rabinovich with a painting by Alfred Haberpointner at Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art at Scope

Gallerists Michael Janssen and Jacob Karpio at Karpio's booth at Scope

Scope director Alexis Hubshman at Scope

Gallerist Jonathan LeVine and architectural project manager Sandra DiBello outside Scope

 Artist Adler Guerrier and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens curator Gina Wouters with his work at Vizcaya

Gallerist and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden design curator Cristina Grajales with a Dale Chihuly sculpture at the Fairchild Garden's brunch

 

 

Paul Laster

Paul Laster is a writer, editor, independent curator, artist and lecturer. He is a New York desk editor at ArtAsiaPacific and a contributing editor at Whitehot and artBahrain. He was the founding editor of Artkrush.com and Artspace.com and art editor of Flavorpill.com and Russell Simmons's OneWorld Magazine; started TheDailyBeast.com's art section; and worked as a photojournalist for Artnet.com and Art in America. He is a frequent contributor to Time Out New York, New York Observer, Modern Painters, ArtPulse and ArtInfo.com.

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