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November 18, 2013

The exhaustively endless scene chaser's Art Basel Miami Beach party primer

 Bueller

It's that time of year again, time when everyone who's no one attempts to make the rounds, rubbing elbows with high rollers, art dealers, artists and artful codgers swarming in the sceneful swelter of the behemoth that has become Art Basel Miami Beach. Despite the misnomer, the entire city will be full of these types and events--we're just waiting for the invitation to 7-11's convenience store confab. After all, this isn't your hipper sibling's Art Basel Miami Beach of yesteryear but, rather, a grotesque corporate centipede that just keeps growing and growing. Don't believe us? Check it out at the Samsung Pop Art Newsstand at The Standard, or the Samsung Pop Up Gallery at the Soho House, both reachable by [Insert Car Sponsor Here] and serving [Insert Liquor Sponsor Here]. But it matters not for the party people who won't miss the opening of a toilet lid. And of course, the ticket everyone seems to want is to whatever farce Lady Gaga has planned (More on that below, under December 4). Stay tuned, stand by and stand down, 'cos here we go (for now--this list will be constantly updated as event information is released):

Tuesday, December 3

Alina & Anthony Kennedy Shriver & Stephanie Seymour Brant & Peter Brant host the Best Buddies Art + Friendship Auction hosted by Sara & Ugo Colombo at their Miami Beach estate. Event will feature live auction of contemporary works. (By Invitation Only, aka BIO)

Reception for famed fashion photographer Marco Glaviano and supermodel Cindy Crawford at Art Miami's CC Lounge (Cindy Crawford Lounge). Yup, you read right. To prove it, the lounge will launch a brand new collection of diamond dusted canvases of iconic black + white photos of Crawford from the 80s and 90s. Nearby also within Art Miami's VIP preview is an appearance by the elusively ubiquitous Banksy--vis a vis "Heart With Bandages," a controversial mural he created during his now fabled NYC spree showcased by gallery owner Stephan Keszler.  (BIO, until both the Crawford Lounge & Banksy exhibit open to the public December 4-8)

Drinking Room pop-up at the Hotel Astor: launched by Eating House's Giorgio Rapicavoli, this boozy Baselite could be command central for the chic elite. And if not, it's ok, because the locals will be here regardless. For more information on drinks and edible art installations with Singapore's Janice Wong, click here. (Basel Free For All: BFFA).

Speaking of rooms for drinking, open to the Baseling and non-Baseling public as of the expected opening date of November 25, is Cipriani Downtown Miami's new lower level Cipriani Bar. We confirmed with a rep and, thus far, the Cipriani Bar is a Basel-free zone (BFZ) when it comes to events. 

Gluttony is definitely a running theme during this time, which is why db Bistro Moderne is transforming its terrace into the Beluga Noble Russian Vodka Terrace, featuring, yup, vodka and caviar. Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, November 30 through December 9. Open to the public who can afford it.

While this space typically doesn't cover art, but, rather the shallow surroundings of such during this insane thing called Art Basel, there are exceptions. David Datuna’s Jay-Z/Picasso: Opposition of Imaginations, in collaboration with Jay-Z debuts at Art Miami. Datuna calls Jay-Z a modern-day Picasso or he just can't get his song "Picasso Baby" out of his head. The artist will unveil his mixed media wall sculpture and maybe, just maybe, will the muse make an appearance. (Premiere is BIO)

Ferrari is not just a car for overcompensating men, but during Art Basel, like everyone else, it’s an arts patron for the marquee PISTON HEAD: Artists Engage the Automobile exhibition with Adam Lindemann’s Venus Over Manhattan gallery. LaFerrari – Ferrari’s own work of art – will make an appearance as inspiration for Joshua Callaghan’s newest work. The VIP preview on Tuesday, December 3 will display dramatic, automotive sculptures by renowned artists such as Damian Hirst where else, but, yup, the garage at 1111 Lincoln. (BIO)

IWC and Haute Living are hosting a dinner with Krug Champagne celebrating the history of the 1939 Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow at a private Bal Harbour 'estate'. That's art, right? Estelle performs, Michael Mina caters. Photog Robert Zuckerman will do live portraits of guests. Guest list is a name dropper's delight: Karolina Kurkova & Archie Drury, Norman & Irma Braman, Leonard Abess, Micky Arison, Romero Britto, Edgardo & Ana Cristina Defortuna, Carlos & Rosa Rionda de la Cruz, Don & Katrina Peebles, John & Mary Frank. (BIO)

Villa Azur hosts Blouin Art + Auction's Power 100, a list of "the most influential people in the art world."  (BIO)

Harper’s BAZAAR Editor-in-Chief Glenda Bailey is hosting a private dinner in celebration of Takashi Murakami and his new film, Jellyfish Eyes at Soho House. The dinner will be attended by Murakami.  Other guests confirmed to attend include Pharrell Williams, KAWS (Brian Donnelly), Brian Grazer, Nadja Swarovski and Emmanuel Perrotin. Murakami’s Jellyfish Eyes creatures will also be present for the evening.(BIO)

Wednesday, December 4

About that Lady Gaga event. It's a dinner gala for the Born This Way Foundation hosted by private NYC supper club Omar's. Read more on that by clicking here. (Open to the public for $250 per person by reservation)

W Magazine's editor in chief Stefano Tonchi & French label Vionnet's creative director Goga Ashkenazi host a Pérez Art Museum Miami opening premiere of Suspension of Disbelief, a short film by Tim Walker starring Kristen McMenamy & Ben Whishaw. (BIO)

Miami-based footwear and accessory brand Del Toro and Italia Independent’s Founder (and Fiat heir) Lapo Elkann will host an exclusive cocktail event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. inaugurate the new Miami Beach pop-up shop and celebrate the launch of the Del Toro X Italia Independent collaboration line at 2000 Collins Ave. (Cocktail party BIO, pop up, open through March is open to the public daily (and nightly) during Basel from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m.)

Swiss watchmaker Roger Dubuis does a reverse commute with a Miami Beach Basel party and sit down dinner hosted by CE Jean-Marc Pontroué and "friend of the brand," actor Gerard Butler at the W South Beach. As for the art part, well, it has something to do with the art of horlogerie, which, although sounds like a fancy synonym for the study some of the clientele hanging out at various hotel bars in town, is French for watchmaking. Says the official spin, "The evening will be a celebration of Art showcasing the amazing Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor, a feat in watchmaking and piece of Haute Hologerie at its finest, alongside the Jeff Koons’ designed Limited Edition Dom Perignon Bottles. The fashionable fête will feature an intimate crowd of A-listers, admitted by invite only. After the dinner, guests will be escorted into a private Dom Perignon themed after-party to keep the evening going." (BIO, for sure, though some crashers will inevitably ooze into the after party)

Socialite/model/heiress/activist/fashion editor Amanda Hearst, Polina Berlin, PKSHOP Director, and designer Hassan Pierre are throwing a party from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Soho House celebrating MdM (Maison de Mode, founded by Hearst and Pierre) x PK SHOP, their "curated art and ethical fashion pop-up" showcasing Holiday in the Sun, a curated art and ethical fashion pop-up featuring Laveer, a premium blazer and jacket collection founded in 2012 by designer and former Shopbop fashion director, Kate Ciepluch. (BIO). MdM x PK SHOP will thereafter be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through December 8 2013—wait for it—by invitation only. (BIO)

SPECTRUM After Dark’s preview party will include artist unveilings and musical entertainment from Miami’s DJ What as well as a live photo shoot with Miami City Ballet dancers and book signing from Jordan Matter, photographer and New York Times bestselling author of “Dancers Among Us.”  (BIO)

French den of inequity (and inequality) LeBaron moves into the Mondrian with a daily pool party from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. (BIO)

DuJour Magazine’s Art Basel Celebration Honoring Artist Marc Quinn at the Delano hosted by Dee and Tommy Hilfiger, Tony Shafrazzi, Eyal Lalo and special guest DJ Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor (the daughter of Duran Duran’s John Taylor and model Amanda de Cadenet. (BIO)

Pharrell Williams and Takashi Murakami have ‘curated’ a private party on the rooftop of the Design District’s Garden Building. Unless you can curate an invite, you're not going. (BIO)

Oh, yeezus. Now Kanye West is hopping onto the Art Basel bandwagon, participating in a 'discussion' with architecture giant Jacques Herzog Wednesday night at the Moore Building in the Design District. The 'discussion' is part of Surface magazine's Design Dialogues No. 6. The talk will be moderated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist, co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at Serpentine Gallery, whose chairman elect happens to be former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg. We hope they ask West about which cheese inspired his latest video most, Velveeta or Easy Cheese. So-called surprise guests are also expected. We wonder who. Sigh. (BIO)

The high priest of the marriage of art and branding, Andy Warhol, will be celebrated at the Best of Dutch Design breakfast, daily during Art Basel at chic baby gear purveyor Genius Jones in Wynwood. Wait, what? Uh, yeah, Bugaboo, the Dutch stroller company, has a Warhol-inspired Happy Bugs Collection. What baby doesn't want its 15 minutes of fame? North West need not answer.

More New York City fun, this time in the form of the--gasp here comes that word again--pop-up by Andre Balaza and Andre Saraiva known as Chez Andre, taking over Rec Room in collaboration with Milk Studios tonight, Thursday and Friday nights. (BIO)

(BELVEDERE)RED is the proud sponsor of The Kendrick Lamar Party at Mana Wynwood, where Boy George will perform for the first time in 10 years on December 6 (see below). (BIO)

There's buzz about the Art Spot International Art Fair / Spectrum Miami 2013 opening preview, featuring the works of Barbara Rosenzweig/USA, Magaly  Barnola Otaola/VenezuelaAlejandro Leyva/Cuba, Esteban Leyva/Cuba, Liora Rosenman/Israel, and Andres Conde/Cuba, among others. Too bad it's (BIO).

Thursday, December 5 

One of the week's most star and socialite-studded soirees is the one hosted by Dom Pérignon, Alex Dellal, Stavros Niarchos and Vito Schnabel, this year celebrating Limited Edition by Jeff Koons at WALL at the W South Beach. DJs Ruckus and Zoe (Lenny's daughter) Kravitz will spin. (BIO)

Another hot ticket is the official opening of the Pérez Art Museum Miami with a BIO opening event featuring show by multimedia performance duo Los Jaichackers.

The Hilton Brothers, the artistic identity that emerged from the collaborations of Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg, present their latest, Andy Dandy, a portfolio of 20 digital pigment prints. All are diptychs that combine images from Makos "Altered Image" portraits of Andy Warhol with flower images from Solberg's "Bloom" series, at one of Art Basel's coolest parties hosted by--get this: Calvin Klein, Debbie Harry, Jane Holzer, Patrick McMullan, Fabian Basabe, Martina Borgomanero Basabe, Berthil Espegren and Stephen Dorff. Party is, of course BIO and in the Design District.

The aforementioned Del Toro will host a block party at its headquarters in The Wynwood Building (2750 NW 3rd Ave, Suite 22 Miami, FL 33127) featuring custom 1/1 original hand-painted shoes in a variety of Del Toro silhouettes by approximately 50 artists from around the world. Full mural walls by six famed artists – including Stash, Evoca1, Michael Vasquez, Johnny Robles and Magnus – will be unveiled to commemorate the debut of Del Toro’s Art Basel collection. To top it off, barbecue bites will be prepared by Henry Hane, former chef of Eating House, as well as a live musical performance by an undisclosed special guest. Undisclosed guests are the best kind. Even better, this one's open to the public.

Maison Martin Margiela and Atelier Swarovski will host a private cocktail reception on Thursday, December 5th from 7-9pm at Maison Martin Margiela (3930 NE 2nd Ave. 101, Miami Design District) to present their new collection 'Crystalactite' and celebrate the debut of ‘Stalker’, an exclusive installation by French artist Baptiste Debombourg. (BIO, stalkers need not apply)

Not just for gallerists, artists, and the general Baseling public but for anyone with discerning taste in music, The Stage Miami, 170 NE 38th St., will be presenting a gallery of the best of old school hip-hop and new urban sounds during the height of Art Basel, featuring De La Soul on Thursday, December 5, the Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah on December 6 during Beats & Rhymes Fridays and Black Violin on Saturday, December 7,Three-day passes to all events are priced at $66 and are available online at www.waat www.wantickets.com/artbaselthestage. Enjoy $100 bottle specials and food by the This Is It food truck, the newly-permanent culinary option at the venue. For more information, go to www.TheStageMiami.com or call 305-576-9577. Doors open at 10 p.m. each night. (BFZ but not hipster free by any means)

UNTITLED. is an art fair whose name should have been UNENTITLED, as an email snafu sent out notes to previously confirmed, alleged VIPS telling them they should apply for VIP status next year. Insert sound of egos crashing all over town. For those VIPs who were not UNINVITED, a Thursday evening preview on the sand on Ocean Drive will be showcasing over 90 galleries and not-for-profit spaces from over 19 countries. Miami food fans will be happy to hear
that Ken Lyon is doing food and drink at this fair, featuring a "revival of Fratelli Lyon," serving pizzas, antipasto, salads and panini 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tues-Sun. (Preview for TITLTED VIPs only/BIO)

For more eating and boozing (equal) opportunities, check out the 7,000 square foot Basel Biergarten, open to the public and those pesky VIPS from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday, December 5 through Saturday, December 7 at 2600 NW 2nd Ave. The Basel Biergarten team comprised of Chef Andres Barrientos and Chef James Bowers of Miami Smokers, Gaudi Castro, Brandon Brugal and Mixed Media Collective will continue their annual Basel week tradition, combining beer, bacon, street art and music. The whole thing is in conjunction with the exceptionally titled Drink Like a Local Campaign, serving craft beers from Florida breweries. There will also be a new taco shop concept launched there, Smokey’s Cantina, serving Miami Smokers candied bacon, bacon jerky and assorted smoked treats. (BFFA)

Maserati North America Hosts the VIP Toast at PAMM and Maserati VIP Lounge experience on Thursday, Dec. 5th.  Serving as the museum’s opening party, PAMM Presents LOS JAICHACKERS, the evening will debut a new project, Night Shade/Solanaceae, featuring sculpture, video, and music. The event will also present The Ghibli, Maserati’s latest car to revolutionize the luxury automobile industry by defining “accessible luxury.” Because nothing says opening of a new museum more than Maserati. Insert head scratch here. (BIO)

More fancy car action, this time it's Jaguar sponsoring the Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition in the Design District, with five new collaborations between Jaguar and designers Fredrikson Stallard, Moritz Waldemeyer, Mathieu Gustafsson, architects Neri & Hu and marble specialist Salvatori producing works commissioned by Wallpaper* especially for the exhibition. Of course, the December 5 preview is for--wait, come on, one more guess--VIPs, but after that it's open to the general public from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. the rest of the week. (BIO)

Nas is performing at the Hennessy V.S and Fader Magazine party at the Ice Palace for an exhibition of work from legendary lifestyle photographers Mel D. Cole, Kyle Reinford, Rez Avissar, Sandy Kim, and Kendrick Brinson. (BIO)

Alexandria Hilfiger, daughter of Tommy and former star of MTV entitled reality show Rich Girls is now and artist and will present “MELTING WATER” at The Riviera South Beach Courtyard. But not without a BIO party—excuse us, a high tea for close friends at The Riviera featuring the first look at Alexandria’s collection, accompanied by live jazz performed by the Greater Miami Youth Symphony. PS: don’t call her Ally. (BIO)

WU HA | 20 20 multi-media exhibition: Wu Tang Clan’s 20th Anniversary Charity Art Cocktail at the Delano Beach Club on the earlier side of the night (BIO), and starting at 11, it’s the  1 OAK Art Basel Pop Up at FDR, because what's a New Yorker to do without a New York nightclub pop up besides panic? (BIO)

Xclusive Dreams, a men's boutique at 190 NW 36th St., has conveniently timed its opening event with—yep, Art Basel Miami Beach. Their event claims to be Xclusive, of course, for “VIPs, celebrities, press and fashionistas.”  (BIO)

Hipster Alert! Brooklyn Museum's Miami Goes Brooklyn party at Freehand is hosted by Director Arnold L. Lehman and the Trustees of the Brooklyn Museum. DJ Remax spins. (BIO and to capacity as of 12.3.13)

Villa Azur is throwing a private dinner party for French artist The Skulls. (BIO)

Menin Hotels will celebrate the one- year anniversary of the Gale South Beach with a "pop-art takeover" by Thierry Guetta, better known as Mr. Brainwash. Exhibit open to the public 24/7 through Art Basel. (BFFA)

A rooftop reception party at The Breakwater for the work of Tom Seghi is (BIO).

PAPER Magazine with requisite sponsor Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and fashion and lifestyle site Refinery29, are bringing the hot Brooklyn summer party Tiki Disco to South Beach for an “epic 3 day pop-up club.” Festivities are on the roof of the Gale Hotel. DJs  include resident Tiki Disco DJ’s Eli Escobar, Andy Pry and Lloydski and guest DJs Justin Miller and Rory Phillips. Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea will perform.(BIO)

 

Lindsay Lohan's artist BFF Domingo Zapata is hosting "The Art of Bullfighting" with cocktails and lots of bull at Cipriani. Zapata will also be doing a thing at Wall on the 6th and a, choke, pop-up at 1 Oak on the 7th. (BIO)

Friday, December 6

Art + Music + Beach at The Official VH1 + SCOPE Party featuring a live performance by Tegan and Sara at Ocean Drive and 9th St. (BIO--sort of. Says a publicist, "the public will have a chance to be a part of it all by situating themselves just outside the space for what is bound to be another unforgettable musical and artistic experience.")

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Private Cocktail Fundraiser at Soho House hosted by RUSH Philanthropic’s Russell and Danny Simmons and Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio, who just so happens to be opening a restaurant in Miami. On the invitee list: “an elite group of celebs, arts aficionados and industry influencers.” (BIO)

Even Dwyane Wade's better half Gabrielle Union is jumping on the Basel bandwagon, with a press screening junket and party for her BET show, Being Mary Jane, at the AD OASIS at the James Royal Palm. What does a BET show have to do with Art Basel you ask? Er, nothing? If it happens during Art Basel, it's an Art Basel event.  (BIO)

Speaking of D. Wade, he's expected at the Bombay Sapphire Imaginative Pairings Dinner with Tom Colicchio at the Soho House. Also expected: Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys, Zoe Kravitz, Adrian Grenier, Rashida Jones and the ever elusive "more." (BIO)

Artsy, a website that aspires to be the Amazon of the art world, will host a special Miami edition of its Friday Happy Hour, at which the company hosts fellow tech startups and friends every week at its NYC offices. Join the entire Artsy team at its home base in Miami, Freehand.  (BIO)

Alexandra Richards, daughter of Rolling Stones legend Keith, will take her first spin behind Bâoli’s decks as guest DJ. (BFFA, reservations strongly encouraged)

'Too Fast For Love,' a one night exhibition of new works by Tom Dash exploring the ideologies of the 60's hot rod culture. Mark Borghi Fine Art will present Dash's newest pieces from his most recent collection at LMNT Galleria. Food by Ms. Cheezious, music by NY Fashion Week DJ James Wilson, and appearances by Blurred Lines video model Elle Evans and artist Gregory Siff. (BIO or RSVP to DASH@Borghi.com )

Audemars Piguet and Galerie Perrotin are throwing a splashy opening reception party for "Curiosity," a "monumental artwork by Kolkoz in the form of a floating chalet facing the iconic Miami Marine Stadium." The BIO party is said to feature a spectacular guest list--they were the ones who most recently threw the LeBron James party at 1111 Lincoln Rd., and a "surprise DJ performance." 

badbad, the electronic soul duo featuring Chelsea Tyler, Steven’s youngest daughter, will perform at new Miami River resto Seasalt and Pepper Friday December 6 in celebration of  Chelsea's sister Mia Tyler's art exhibition Kink debuting at Deja Vu Gallery earlier that night. Steven Tyler will also allegedly be there to kvell over his talented daughters. For info on the gallery opening, email KinkRSVP@outlook.com and on the afterparty, email afterparty@seasaltmiami.com. On Saturday, December 7, badbad plays at Stache, 109 SW Second Avenue in Ft. Lauderdale. Doors open at 11 p.m. and tickets are $15. For more information, email info@barstache.com.

 

Saturday, December 7 

The Sagamore's annual Art Basel Brunch is a hot meal--and a hot ticket--especially for the stalkerazzi. Though a few Miami freeloaders frequently find their way into this one, for the most part, the brunch is pretty exclusive. (BIO)

Not even close to being exclusive, moving to Grand Central Park (700 N. Miami Ave.) to expand its capacity to--deep breath--8,000, Basel Castle Art and Music Festival is like Ultra with a little Barnum & Bailey and a lot of art thrown in. Among the DJs spinning: SBTRKT and French electro god Gesaffelstein. There will also be live art from Greg Mike, Nychos, Skinner, L’amour Supreme, Madsteez, Jeremyville and many more. Exclusive to Basel Castle, artists will be creating one of a kind carnival-style games that fans can play to win prizes. For more information, go to www.baselcastle.com. (Basel Free For All aka BFFA).

If you thought Art Basel Miami was a chameleon, check out Boy George playing DJ at Mansion. Ticket information is here: http://opium.wantickets.com/Events/134409/Boy-George-Marc-Vedo-at-Mansion-Nightclub/  Mark Ronson spins the night before. Boy George will also be doing a live, acoustic set at 9 p.m. Friday, December 6 at Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23rd Ave. Info for that is at www.artbaselmanawynwood.com. (BFFA)

StyleCaster and Nikki Beach will close out Art Basel when StyleCaster. whose socialista slash fashionista MO is "dedicated to bringing style to the people!" will toast to "Miami's Most Stylish 2013.”   Party features a show from artist Gregory Siff, with music by DJ M.O.S. and DJ Theory. Invitation by request at RSVP@stylecaster.com.

Bâoli’s annual Secret Garden Brunch by New York’s day party purveyors Derek and Daniel Koch will continue into the evening when Trey Smith aka AcE returns to spin another event at Bâoli.  AcE, the son of Will Smith, made his Miami debut at Bâoli last year during Basel, and his father was there to see the widely acclaimed performance. This year, AcE brings his dance tracks and heavy beats back to Bâoli for their Basel finale. (BFFA, reservations strongly encouraged)

NYC's high energy Day & Night brunch brings the champagne, sparklers and half naked servers to the Ritz Carlton, South Beach. For more information, go to dayandnightlife.com. (BFFA by reservation )

Since Nas is making his Art Basel rounds, maybe he will show up at NYC party purveyor Jonny Lennon's Funday party at Hyde Beach at the SLS Hotel featuring President Obama's fave spin doctor, DJ Cassidy. Some of the expected bold facers could include Robin Thicke, British singer/actress Rita Ora and Lenny Kravitz. (BFFA by reservation at Hyde.Southbeach@sbe.com )

A welcome departure from the bold faced brigade can be found at Jazid, where Electric Piquete will play two 45-minute sets of their boldfaced brand of Latin funk/fusion. Tickets are $10, doors open at 10 p.m. and the first of the two sets starts at midnight.

Amy Sacco’s New York celebrity hotspot No.8 will take over Rec Room for a party you can't get into even if you went to Bungalow 8 once ten years ago. (BIO)

OddFellows Speakeasy official grand opening at The Plymouth Hotel, 336 21st Street on Miami Beach, with opening with performances by Theophilus London & Austin Paul; sounds by DJ Ruen & Iron Lyon. (BIO)

Sunday, December 8

It ain't over until the Beryl Cook painting sings and down south, things are still sizzlin' as Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden hosts a brunch and art tour for Art Basel VIPs and Design Miami VIPs from 9 a.m. until noon on Sunday, December 8. This, in celebration of Fairchild's newest art exhibition by Brazilian designer Hugo França, who makes eco-friendly designs out of reclaimed wood.  França himself will be there mingling amongst the 250 invited guests. (BIO)

Jamie DeRosa of Tongue & Cheek teams up with celebrated graffiti writer and fine artist, Claudio Picasso, for a special “Art Basel Brunch Bash" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to the fine fare, there are bottomless drinks and everyone leaves with a special 'swag scroll' to take home and perhaps hawk at next year's Art Basel. (BFFA)

Art Basel closing party at 11 a.m. at Sweetwater Beer Garden at The Ansonia House, 318 21st St., Miami Beach, with Uncle Luke & Friends; sounds by Sal Morale. (BIO)

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NO NAME

Juicy fruit Lesley. Where will YOU be during Basel? You're always where the REAL action is sitting sipping champagne taking it all in like a sponge. Any words of advice for someone relatively new to town & who wants to break into the social scene ?

Lesley

I will be hiding out in a tavern in Basel, Switzerland. (in my dreams)

Herman Milligan

Great job Lesley. You rock on these updates!

Lesley

Thanks Herman!

Nicholas

Actually the hottest & most exclusive party in town is the annual MY YACHT MIAMI Art Basel reception. Monday Dec 2nd on a super yacht.

Luis Alberto Calderon

Amazing blog! Thank you for all the updates.
Bravo Lesley

Lesley

Thanks Luis!

Sandee Saunders

I Know You Would Be The One To Turn To, For The REAL Art Basel Agenda!!!
Great Job!!!

Lesley

Thank you Sandee!

TinaKimGallery

Thank you for the amazing blog. Tina Kim Gallery (www.tinakimgallery.tumblr.com) is looking forward to seeing all of the exceptional art down in Miami.

Lesley

Cool blog, Tina Kim Gallery! Keep us posted on the art scene!

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