While the Miami Beach Convention Center hosts some of the biggest events in the world—including Art Basel Miami Beach and the Miami International Boat Show—the facility is hopelessly outdated. Built in 1957, it is an eyesore and very old-fashioned. Despite a $92 million renovation in 1989, which doubled the size, and some more recent upgrades, the MBCC is still, well,
Missing Art Basel? Well, we have your artsy alternative! Last year, Art Wynwood was born. Tonight, falling on the international evening of love and coinciding with the Miami International Boat Show, Art Wynwood, in partnership with Christie’s International Real Estate, is opening its doors to select VIPs in the epicenter of art, fashion and design. Tomorrow, it will open to
Fact of the day: Gary Nader Gallery is the largest gallery in the world. Every day I love to learn something new, and this is it (according to their publicist). I thought I would share the tidbit. Even better, it is in our backyard. Located in Wynwood on 27th and North Miami Avenue, I preface this by saying: Expect
Miami Pop’s Erin Newberg takes us through her final stretch of the Art Basel party scene; starting at the Curve Boutique at The Perry South Beach Hotel for a silent auction exhibiting a collection from the late famed photographer Sam Haskins, which was in support of Adrian Grenier’s foundation; to the freak fest over at Villa 221 titled the “Reprise
That was fast! Even for Hollywood’s standards. Apparently, the blossoming romance between Queen Cougar Demi Moore, 50, and art dealer Vito Schnabel, 26, is kaput! According to the NY Post, Schnabel wants to be taken seriously in art world circles—and not as a celebrity boy toy. Schnabel certainly does have credentials in the art world. His father Julian Schnabel is
As an Art Basel first-timer—drafted from the Tampa Bay area to provide arts/cultural coverage (along with photographer Day-Z, we were “The Day Team”)—I was impressed with the enormity and organization of the event. And a bit overwhelmed, of course. Even logging serious hours, I think I experienced about .04 percent of what was out there. Here are some final random
I have flu-like symptoms, my head is in a fog—and as usual, I’ll diagnose myself. Today it isn’t “swelling,” it is “Baselitis.” Yes, I just made it up and condition equates to a hangover, and mental fog as a result of seven days on the Art Basel circuit. At the end of the day, it was all worth it. The
It’s the first night of Hanukkah. That means dreidels, potato latkes, chocolate gelt and lighting the menorah. Art Basel, meanwhile, is on its last legs—the weeklong art bacchanal is starting to wind down. Everywhere I go—whether it’s Soho Beach House or The Forge—people have this partied-out, I stayed up too long, saw too much art, am overwhelmed, need sleep, zombie-like
Both Miami Pop art correspondent, Natalie White, and esteemed nude photographer, Spencer Tunick, bare all for this candid conversation on one of the more controversial forms of art. Warning: Contains nudity. Cinematographer/Director Rick Delgado. Edited by Doug Forte. © Copyright 2012 Miami Pop. Do not reproduce without written consent from publisher.
It’s unbelievable how time flies, especially during Art Basel week. Yesterday afternoon, I headed over to the spa at the James Royal Palm, Renew. Part of the Renew Spa which was only open to hotel guests, select media and VIP’s, was located on the patio over the pool, with a view of major orange umbrellas and the crisp blue ocean.