Seth Browarnik Captures the "Art of Night"
By john saunders
From there, the show moves on to assorted non-Basel moments: Lady Gaga, appearing at a New Year’s Eve show at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, drenched in fake blood; fashion icon Daphne Guinness in a moment of reverie, her eyes closed, at New York’s Lever House.
The Shelborne South Beach—which has had a $20 million makeover—will be the site of numerous celebrations during Art of Night, from a dinner at the hotel’s Vesper Café—hosted by Jason and Haley Binn of Ocean Drive—to a bash styled by Susanne Bartsch. Film production company Rakontur’s Limelight, a documentary on Peter Gatien and his iconic New York nightclub, will be screened by the pool and feature an appearance by Gatien’s daughter, Jen. On Saturday, December 3, there will be a 10-year anniversary celebration for Art Basel Miami Beach magazine.
Browarnik, no longer just a bright-eyed kid with a camera, is balancing all sorts of agendas with Art of Night. “I want everything to appeal to an older and more sophisticated crowd—Tony Shafrazi, Julian Schnabel, Terence Koh, Mr. Brainwash. But it will be fun too, and it’s going to show how nightlife drives this city.”
Cover shoot: Behind the scenes with Pitbull for the October 2014 issue of Ocean Drive magazine.