by iran issa-khan
“The cosmopolitan and fascinating TASCHENS are seen here swimming with the dolphins—a natural pastime in Miami. Stunning LAUREN has worked with Art Basel Miami Beach since the beginning as an events coordinator, and now acts as the West Coast VIP relations manager for collectors and museum directors attending the fair. BENEDIKT is an art-book publisher celebrating 30 years of success; in addition to the new Taschen boutique at 1111 Lincoln Road, the company is opening a pop-up store at ABMB. They divide their time between California and Cologne, Germany.”
“Enchanting LORI FERRELL is seen here with her daughter, WHITNEY. An honorary trustee at the Miami Art Museum, Lori chaired the committee that oversaw the selection of the structure’s new site in Bicentennial Park. She is now involved with the Children’s Movement of Florida, which works to improve public education. After graduating from law school, Whitney won the Global Climate Change Education Award; this fourthgeneration lawyer is now working with the US Attorney’s Office as an environmental prosecutor.”
“The ravishing PAMELA GOLBIN—a Franco-Chilean born in Peru—is a leading expert in contemporary fashion and has organized landmark exhibitions worldwide. The chief curator of the Musée de la Mode et du Textile at Paris’ Louvre Palace, she has created retrospectives and award-winning books on such figures as Balenciaga, Madame Vionnet and Valentino. This renowned contributor to art magazines splits her time between Paris and Miami. Here she is at a recent talk at The Wolfsonian-FIU for its Visionaries group.”
“Brilliant SAM KELLER (left), who was responsible for bringing Art Basel to Miami Beach, pushed the boundaries of innovation in every aspect of the fair. He is now using his full talents as the director of the prestigious Beyeler Foundation in Basel. Here with superstar LENNY KRAVITZ, who has broken barriers internationally in the fields of music, fashion and design. A part-time Miami resident, Kravitz grew up surrounded by jazz legends such as Duke Ellington and Sarah Vaughan (his parents were the actress Roxie Roker and the producer Sy Kravitz). Now this retro-inspired musician mixes every genre, from folk to hard rock to reggae.”
photographs by iran issa-khan
Cover shoot: Behind the scenes with Pitbull for the October 2014 issue of Ocean Drive magazine.