Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Game Show, A Movie & A Lap Dance: Friday at Miami Basel

Having spent the day marooned on The Island, highlights from Friday night in Miami included Assouline's Art Game Show hosted by Peter Tunney and Brooke Geahan at the Delano's Water Salon. Fashionable attendees including Nicole Miller, Marchesa's Edward Chapman and personal favorite, Kembra, celebrated David Rosenberg's book while being schooled in art trivia during this competition for an enviable Van Cleef & Arpels watch. Meanwhile, at The Standard, Jefferson Hack and Andre Balazs hosted guests including Francisco Costa and Michael Stipe for an outdoor screening of Marco Brambilla's Evolution (Megaplex). During intermission from Brambilla's 3D video eye candy we were treated to DJ sets by Leigh Lezark and Geordon Nichol of The Misshapes. Last, but certainly not least, after celebrating avaf's Labyrinth at Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, with a dinner hosted by artist Eli Sudbrack and Suzanne Geiss, Club Madonna hosted the opening party for Ryan McGinness' Women: The Blacklight Paintings. I think it's safe to say visiting the Miami gentleman's club was a first for Jeffrey Deitch, where he was spotted congratulating former Deitch Projects artist McGinness. The project, made possible by Country Club and The Standard, exhibited the first four blacklight paintings in his new series alongside projections of the artist's illustration studies.

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