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December 3 and 4, 2010

December 03, 2010

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Daydream, Free Again, by Carly Ivan Garcia. On view at Fountain Art Fair.

Who: Spinning stars
What: DJ’s Matt & Kim spin their ultimate Miami playlist at Bardot
When: Friday, 6:30 pm
Where: Bardot, 34 N Miami Ave., Miami
Why: You can party here until daylight.
How: reservations@bardotmiami.com

Who: New wave NYC artists
What: Fountain Art Fair
When: Through Monday, 12 am to 11 pm
Where: 2505 N Miami Ave., Miami
Why: Go for the traveling exhibition’s avant guarde, DIY aesthetic set to jamming music.
How: Cough up a $10 spot

Who: Giant Step and Svedka Vodka
What: Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme, Blaqstarr and more
When: Saturday, 9 pm
Where: Mondrian South Beach, 1100 West Ave., Miami Beach
Why: You were addicted to HBO’s How To Make It In America's opening song (sung by Aloe) and you’re looking for free cocktails.
How: giantstep.net/events

Who: Overthrow and ABV Gallery
What: Basel Castle
When: Saturday, 5pm
Where: 41 NW 20 St., Miami
Why: Classic games meet cutting edge music in a castle in the middle of Miami.
How: baselcastle.eventbrite.com

Who: ABMB's closing ceremony partiers
What: UG, Primary Flight and Morgans Hotel Group’s Art Basel closing party
When: Saturday, 10 pm to 3 am
Where: The Shore Club, 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Why: All good things must come to an end. Pour one out for ABMB 2010.
How: rsvp@ugstrategies.com


 

Art Basel:
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December 3, 2010

December 03, 2010

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Daphne Guinness at W's Soho House soirée  

1 am: Art Basel is in full swing, with reports of hedge fund manager/collector Steve Cohen snapping up pieces left and right. Earlier tonight I threw a cocktail party with Sotheby's Lisa Dennison, the Guggenheim’s Jennifer Stockman and ICP's Caryl Englander at the Fontainebleu. Talk during the party centered on the rumor that almost all of the work the galleries brought to the fair was already sold. Afterward I hopped from W magazine's soirée at Soho House, where Daphne Guinness stole the show in a lace appliqué number, to Interview Magazine’s party with curator Klaus Biesenbach at the Delano. My last stop was Vito Schnabel's late night bash at Wall Lounge in the W hotel.

—sue hostetler, editor in chief, art basel magazine

 

Art Basel:
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December 2, 2010

December 02, 2010

Art Basel:
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  Obey, Kitty, created by Shepard Fairey for Hello Kitty's pop-up art show.

Who: Poolside Ping-Pong Party
What: Spin Galactic goes poolside
When: Thursday, 3 to 6 pm
Where: Mondrian South Beach, 1100 West Ave., Miami Beach
Why: Spin Galactic, NYC's ping-pong palace, comes to Miami and sets up poolside. Players can sip on Stoli, practice their serve and take in the bay views.
Howrsvp@spingalactic.com

Who: OHWOW
What: OHWOW gallery gets new digs
When: Thursday, 6 to 8 pm
Where: OHWOW, 81 NE 40th St., Miami
Why: One of the most popular galleries in Miami moves to a new space and hosts a pop-up shop at The Standard Miami Beach this week. Four new exhibits, It Ain't Fair, Skins, Rainbow City and Friends With You:Building Blocks, will be unveiled at tonight’s event.
How: No RSVP required.

Who: Casino Royale
What: Duncan Quinn hosts Casino Royale
When: Thursday, 6 pm
Where: Duncan Quinn, 4040 NE 2nd Ave., Suite 102, Miami
Why: Anglophiles, here's your chance to let your Brit flag fly with daily posh parties (that kick off tonight) hosted by London’s most renowned tailor. Well done, Duncan.
How: kristian@duncanquinn.com

Who: Hello Kitty
What: Sanrio Turns 50 and hosts a pop-up art fair in Wynwood
When: Thursday, 9 pm to midnight
Where: Small Gift Miami, 173 NW 23rd St., Miami
Why: You can claim it's about the art work but admit it, you still have a soft spot for this kitten and her adorable friends.
How: rsvp@rocketenterprises.com

Who: The Night Event
What: Scope Miami throws a dark bash
When: Thursday, 7pm - 5am (you read correctly)
Where: Charcoal Studios, 60 NW 22nd St., Miami
Why: William Etundi, recently featured in The New York Times for his party skills, is producing the event and local band Afrobeta will perform.
How: artistswanted.org/scope/


 

Art Basel:
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December 2, 2010

December 02, 2010

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 Jeffrey Deitch with Lance Armstrong at Deitch's annual beach party  

1 am: The market seems to be back as serious deals got done at the fair today. Latin American buyers are definitely here and in the mood to acquire. Earlier, Steve Martins’ reading and cocktail party at the W was the night’s highlight where I chatted with Richard Woods, Melva Bucksbaum, Richard Brandt and Julian Schnabel. (The star’s plane was delayed due to weather, but the wait was definitely worth it.) Kudos to PR guru Sara Fitzmaurice for orchestrating the event. Later I went to dinner at chef John DeLucie's (of the Waverly fame) restaurant in the Raleigh hotel where it was opening night madness before heading out to the beach for Jeffrey Deitch's annual beach concert. Most amazing day yet at Art Basel.

—sue hostetler, editor in chief, art basel magazine

 

Art Basel:
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December 1, 2010

December 01, 2010

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Untititled #17, by Lari Pittman  

4 pm: Just spent three hours at the VIP opening of the
fair and saw so much amazing art. Incredible work at Marianne Boesky, Shaun Regen and Pace. My favorites: a Lari Pittman painting and the most phenomenal Ernesto Neto interactive sculpture. All the art world luminaries were in attendance, including Aby Rosen, Bill and Maria Bell, Jeffrey Deitch, Tony Shafrazi and Michael Chow. Tonight I’m off to Steve Martin’s soirée where he will be reading from his new book, An Object of Beauty.

—sue hostetler, editor in chief, art basel magazine

 

Art Basel:
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December 1, 2010

December 01, 2010

Art Basel:
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Who: Art Loves Music Concert
What
: The 2010 Oceanfront Nights program features four cities—Detroit, Mexico City, Glasgow and Berlin—at the forefront of hybrid art-form experimentations.
When: Wednesday, 10 pm
Where: Oceanfront at Collins Park, between 21st and 22nd Streets
Why: Jam-packed with international programming, Oceanfront Nights is the ultimate worldly beach party. Tonight Canadian band Metric will take the stage.
How: Just walk on over. All of the events at the Oceanfront are free.

Who: Miguel Paredes National Gallery
What
: Miguel Paredes has transformed The National Hotel into the Miguel Paredes National Gallery. The opening reception will feature complimentary cocktails by Bombay Sapphire, beats by Buddha Bar DJ Sam Popat and select works by Hernan Miranda.
When: Wednesday, 8 to 11 pm
Where: National Hotel, 1677 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Why: An all-around winning combination of crafty cocktails, great music and talented artists
How: rsvp@miguelparedes.com

Who: Eurocinema
What
: Eurocinema Cocktail Party and Avenue Montaigne Viewing Party
When: Wednesday, 8 to 11 pm
Where: Gansevoort South, 2377 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Why: It's cocktails on a rooftop at the beach followed by French cinema. Need we say more?
How: eurocinema@taraink.com

Who: Private Event at Townhouse Rooftop
What
: The Roof Is On Fire
When: Wednesday, 9:30 pm
Where: Townhouse Rooftop, 150 20th St., Miami Beach
Why: From Satellite party to rooftop party, Perry and Etty Farrell are hosting a cocktail soirée at the Townhouse.
How: rsvpth@gmail.com


 

Around Art Basel

What to see, where to eat and where to rest your head.

December 01, 2010

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Design District

1. OHWOW (see). It Ain't Fair 2010 exhibition, December 2 through December 5; Opening reception: December 2 at 8 PM. 3100 NW 7th Ave.

2. BALLY LOVE (see). Art Basel Miami Beach, December 2 through December 5. Moore Building, Ste 101, 191 NE 40th St.

3. GIGI (eat). 3470 North Miami Ave.

4.EQ3 (see). In-store photography premiere of World of Faces by Bobby O'Neil, November 30. 3466 North Miami Ave.

5. WYNWOOD KITCHEN & BAR (eat) 2550 NW 2nd Ave.

6. SANRIO (see). Celebrating 50 years, December 2 through December 5. 173 NW 23rd St.

7. FREDRIC SNITZER GALLERY (see). 2247 NW 1st Place

8. DB BISTRO MODERNE (eat). 380 SE Third Ave.

9. CIFO (see). Inside Out, Photography After Form: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, December 1 through December 5 from 9 am to 4 pm. 1018 North Miami Ave.

 


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Miami Beach

10. GANSEVOORT SOUTH BEACH (sleep). 2377 Collins Ave. 

11. LIE'DOM (see). Abby Modell Solo Exhibition December 1 through December 5 from 10 am to 10 pm; Artist Reception Dec 4 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Gansevoort Miami Beach Lobby Galley, 2377 Collins Ave. 

12. W SOUTH BEACH (sleep). 2201 Collins Ave. 

13. MR. CHOW-MIAMI (eat). 2201 Collins Ave. 

14. THE SETAI (sleep). 2001 Collins Ave. 

15. CASA TUA RESTAURANT (eat). 1700 James Ave. 

16. DELANO HOTEL (sleep). 1685 Collins Ave. 

17. SAN MARINIO GALLERY (see). Special exhibits, December 1 through December 5. Cocktail Party Dec 3rd from 7 pm to 11 pm. Ritz Carlton South Beach, 1 Lincoln Road

18. DOROSHENKO GRYSHCHENKO CLINIC (see). Special Reception for artist, Michael Murphenko, November 29 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, 17875 Collins Ave.

19. MONDIAN HOTEL (sleep). 1100 West Ave.


 

Art Basel:
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November 30, 2010

November 30, 2010

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2010 has begun. Ground central for me is a suite at the super funky, Marcel Wanders-designed Mondrian hotel. First stop tonight is fair co-directors Marc Spiegler and Annette Schönholzer's VIP welcome party at the W. Then it’s over to The Standard for the fabulous Andre Balasz's fête for Mark Newson and his Riva Speedboat. To end the night, I’ll hop over to the brand new Soho House for cool London gallery White Cube's party and check out their video installation. Things are definitely heating up here. Stay tuned.

—sue hostetler, editor in chief, art basel magazine

 

Art Basel:
Daily Picks

November 30, 2010

November 30, 2010

Art Basel:
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   Imitate Art Coca-Cola Plan, by Ushio Shinohara. On view at Art Asia Vernissage.
To help you sort through the myriad parties and events surrounding this week’s Art Basel Miami Beach, Ocean Drive's editors have picked their daily can’t-miss events. 
 
Who: Art Asia Vernissage (VIP card holders, press and invited guests)
When: Tuesday, November 30, 3pm to 9pm
Where: 2901 North Miami Ave., Miami; artasiafair.com
This contemporary Asian art fair showcases galleries from around the world,  including Taiwan, Korea, China and the U.S. The fair kicks off with its Vernissage for press and VIP guests (Ocean Drive readers RSVP to vip@artasia.com). If you miss tonight's festivities, you can still view the exhibits any time this week. Art Asia will also host a second party with MTV this Saturday, November 4. 

Who: MOCA/Vanity Fair
When: Tuesday, November 30, 7pm to 9pm
Where: 770 NE 125th St., North Miami;
mocanomi.org
Miami's Museum Of Contemporary Arts partners with Vanity Fair to celebrate the opening
of Jonathan Meese: Sculpture. Also featured: Bruce Weber: Haiti/Little Haiti. The evening will include live entertainment by the Mushy Widmaier Quartet and the Notre Dame Haitian Center choirs along with cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose vodka.

Who: The Webster
When:
Tuesday, November 30, 7pm to 9pm
Where: 1220 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; rsvp@ilhabelinc.com
The fashion mecca hosts Gaetano Pesce for cocktails and a private dinner to celebrate his collaboration with Brazilian designer Melissa.

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF ETHAN COHEN FINE ARTS

by Maria Argüello

 

Wishes Do Come True

The InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball turns a sweet 16.

November 05, 2010

 


James Ferraro and Sharon Stone at the 2007 Make-A-Wish gala

Turning 16 is a major milestone by most accounts—the crossing of a threshold into an established maturity. So it's no surprise that the annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball—which is held on Saturday, November 6, and turns 16 this year—is headed into a promising time in its life. The anniversary is a triumph for the internationally renowned charity, which holds a dear place in the heart of the community as leaders gather to grant wishes—1,900 to date—to Wish children. 

Held at the InterContinental Miami in Downtown Miami, the ball traditionally attracts approximately 900 of South Florida’s philanthropists and VIPs. Hosts and performers have included Kim Kardashian, Sharon Stone, Natalie Cole, Adrian Grenier, Macy Gray and Pamela Anderson. Paula Abdul does the honors this year. 

“The ball and its mission have impacted me on a very personal level,” says Shareef Malnik, ball chairman and proprietor of The Forge. “With my father, Al Malnik, being a lifetime benefactor and myself a ball chairman, our involvement with the foundation came full circle when in 2004 my six-year-old brother was diagnosed with leukemia and became eligible for a wish. Experiencing the impact that this grand endeavor can have on a Wish kid and his/her family has brought my passion for the ball’s success to an entirely new level. He is now 12 years old and cancer-free.”

MAKE-A-WISH MEMORIES

It’s a serious cause. But ball attendees know that great fun is had by all—especially some celebrity guests, like Sharon Stone in 2007. “Between whipping out a piece of lingerie from her vintage Rolls Royce while Jim Ferraro was bidding on it, to sitting on Joey Goldman’s lap which prompted him to double his bid, we all learned that no one can say no to Sharon Stone,” says Malnik. “Another celebrity that went above and beyond was Wyclef Jean, who performed twice as long as he was contracted for, and jumped off the stage to dance with the crowd for hours.” 

Norm Wedderburn, president/CEO of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida, remembers when a Wish kid named Jonathan played a song on the piano titled “I’m So Happy,” which he'd written especially for the ball and its 800 guests. 

Tara Solomon, past emcee and publicist for the event, recalls moments from past balls including Bernadette Peters belting out Broadway classics perched atop a baby grand piano; slow dancing to Natalie Cole’s hypnotic voice; Adrian Grenier and his band The Honey Brothers rocking the house and Pamela Anderson working the runway at last year’s after party as only she can.

But Robert Hill, InterContinental Miami’s general manager, sums it up best. “It’s witnessing the impact the ball has had not just on Wish kids, but on the entire Wish family, that reminds us of the importance of our efforts in empowering a family to continue the fight.”

Sixteen has never been sweeter. 

by Maria Argüello

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