If the art environment is a bubble, it’s a not a bad bubble to inhabit.
On Tuesday, the night before the twelve-monthly art fair Fine art Basel Miami Seashore opened for V.We.P.s, a checklist of lavish functions were in full FOMO swing while revelers zoomed the causeways, hopping in one fabulous gathering to the next.
W magazine hosted a dinner for the opening of the Institute of Modern Artwork, Miami at the waterfront manse of Petra and Stephen Levin (the same art-filled property that once belonged to A-Rod). Friends downed flutes of Pierre Jouet and reviewed the ICA’s inclusive “The Almost everywhere Studio” exhibition.
“It’s not only about gender and competition, it’s about years,” said Margaret Honda, 56, a Los Angeles-based artist who has a sculpture in the ICA. “It was great to see work by older female artists like Carolee Schneemann, Frances Stark, Joyce Pensato in the express. There’s this change happening now. I am hoping it’s not simply a trend.”
Diplo, the musician and producer, stood on the trunk terrace overlooking Biscayne Bay with Jeremy Scott, the fashion designer. Long candlelit bright white tables have been set for dinner. “I just bought a bunch of property in Jamaica, and I’m likely to turn it into a creative commune,” said Diplo, who was planning to hit the artwork fair in the morning despite a 2 a.m. D.J. gig in a car parking lot in downtown Miami with his pal Virgil Abloh, the developer of the fashion brand Off-White.
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At the Soho Beach House, crowds packed into a tent in the sand for the kickoff party hosted by Light Cube’s Jay Jopling and Soho House’s Nick Jones. By 11 p.m., models, European artwork collectors, artwork advisers and socialites seemed bored of the raw bar overflowing with natural stone crabs and oysters, and thronged the main point where the band Francis and the Lights was performing.
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Over the bay, Prada was holding court in downtown Miami, where in fact the German artist Carsten Höller had transformed a 1920s film studio complex into a short-term nightclub called “the Prada Double Club Miami.” Friends wandered between two contrasting areas, an area painted in Op Fine art black and bright white, with a good rotating dance floor, and a patio area built as a good garish tropical spectacle with shaded strobes and neon-illuminated palm trees.