TRIBE: THE COLLECTORS HQ: The Four Seasons Members: Jerry Speyer, Eli Broad, Steve Cohen, Peter Brant, Beth Rudin De Woody, Asher Edelman, Michael Lynne. Party of Choice: After-party for private screening of Berlin, the Lou Reed film directed by Julian Schnabel. Spot Them: Trying to sneak into the NADA fair early to see Daniel Reich’s booth. Most Likely To: Promise never to sell a piece, then sell it.
TRIBE: THE ARTISTS HQ: The Raleigh Members: Damien Hirst, David LaChapelle, Tim White-Sobieski, Doug Aitken, Jack Pierson, Aaron Young, Kehinde Wiley, Terence Koh. Party of Choice: Visionaire. It’s launching a $250 “sound magazine” (tracks by U2, Courtney Love, Robert Wilson). Spot Them: Doing midnight karaoke at the Shelborne. Most Likely To: Hoard the gift-bag bottles of Imperia vodka.
TRIBE: THE CELEBRITIES HQ: The Setai Members: Dennis Hopper, David Byrne, Steve Martin, Russell Simmons, Lou Reed—and maybe Keanu Reeves. Party of Choice: Sotheby’s dinner—by imported French chef Pierre Gagnaire—saluting contemporary Asian art. Spot Them: With an art adviser. Most Likely To: Get comped bottle service at the new Lenny Kravitz speakeasy, the Florida Room.
TRIBE: THE FASHION PEOPLE HQ: The Ritz-Carlton Members: Calvin Klein, Nadia Swarovski, Tamara Mellon, Donna Karan, Laudomia Pucci, Vivienne Tam, Kenzo. Party of Choice: Cartier, which is flying in a crystal party dome to shelter part of the city’s botanical garden. Spot Them: Nowhere near the art fair. Most Likely To: Actually get a table at Prime One Twelve, then order chopped salad.
TRIBE: THE SUITS HQ: Mandarin Oriental Members: UBS’s Karl Schweizer; Citicorp’s Mary Hoeveler; execs of Campari, Cartier, BMW. Party of Choice: UBS banquet. Nearly two dozen buffet tables of free food and drink. Spot Them: Fielding requests for access to the lush corporate VIP lounges. Most Likely To: Wonder if they can afford to spend all this money next year if the economy keeps slowing.
TRIBE: THE LOCALS HQ: Their villas on the Intercoastal Members: Donald and Mira Rubell, Marty Margulies, Craig Robins, Norman Braman, Rosa de la Cruz. Party of Choice: Miami Museum of Contemporary Art’s Jorge Pardo opening. Spot Them: In the design district, matching furniture to art. Most Likely To: Trying to start a trend.
TRIBE: THE ART DEALERS AND ADVISERS HQ: The Delano Members: Larry Gagosian, Mary Boone, Andrea Rosen, Tate Osten, Barbara Gladstone, Mark Fletcher, Sandy Heller. Party of Choice: Crazy transgressive Taschen Books party. Spot Them: : Offering faux-urgent fifteen-minute “holds” on pieces. Most Likely To: Complain that it was better last year.
Saul LEITER, Cap, c.1960 3/10
First Time in Art Basel
Exhibiting for the first time at Art Basel, Howard Greenberg Gallery of New York City will present an important exhibition of iconic and captivating work by leading photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries. The wide-ranging selection will include photographs by Eugène Atget, Richard Avedon, Edward Burtynsky, František Drtikol, Bruce Davidson, William Klein, Saul Leiter, Arnold Newman, Edward Weston, and Edward...Read Full Story
The backyard of The Raleigh Hotel. Photos by Neil Wolfson.HEAD’S UP: It appears we are arriving. For the last couple of years, Neil Wolfson has been threatening to deign to permit his august name to appear on the humble pages of VEVLYN’S PEN. It is our good fortune that the Acerbic One kept a diary this year when he took himself off to the climes of Miami for Art Basel to gawk at “aht” of uneven quality and to drop in on assorted parties to toast the evening with the famous and famously...Read Full Story
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Mon, Nov 19 2012 10:35:57 Tumblr An animated GIF created by photographers Inez and Vinoodh for the Moving the Still exhibit at the upcoming Art Basel Miami Beach international art show."Yeah, but is it art?" It's a question you might have asked yourself standing in front of a piece of modern art you're not quite sure you understand. Or if you're looking at painting that didn't seem to take a lot of skill to create, but fetches a high price and high praise...Read Full Story
Art Basel can be a bitch. With over 260 top galleries from around the world getting ready to “party in the city where the heat is on”, it can be a little overwhelming to say the least. We asked Anthony Petrillose, managing editor of leading art book publisher Rizzoli, to give us a few tips on navigating the largest art show in the Americas.
According to Petrillose, even while at the chicest party, most people will feel like they are “missing something else that could be bigger and better.” He...Read Full Story