Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Turn Up The Heat: Thursday at Miami Basel
From a boat to a psychadellic trailer, day two of Art Basel Miami Beach picked up speed with the opening of some of the most highly anticipated installations of the art fair! In the design district, Kathy Grayson and Meghan Coleman's The Hole with former Deitch Director Suzanne Geiss, and some help from ARTCO, welcomed pARTy goers back to Tony Goldman's Wynwood Walls with the expansion of their murals. Guests danced to DJ's Andrew Andrew while taking in new murals by Ryan McGinness, Ben Jones, Dearraindrop, and assume vivid astro focus, and exploring installations to include a magical life-sized labyrinth of wallpapers by assume vivid astro focus and an Airstream with black light interior, realized by Kenny Scharf. Meanwhile, back in Miami Beach, The New Art Dealers Alliance, NADA, celebrated installations at the NADA Sculpture Garden and its 7 For All Mankind Best Booth Prize Winners at Canyon Ranch, which awarded a cash prize of $7,000 to Kate Werble Gallery & Francois Ghebaly Gallery for the most innovative NADA booth presentation. ARTCO's Cary Leitzes was also among the artists and collectors including Kehinde Wiley, Larry Gagosian and Jay Jopling, at Aby Rosen & Samantha Boardman's star studded dinner at Soleá. Followed by an after party at Wall hosted by Vito Schnabel, Alex Dellal and Stavros Niarchos. Special thanks to Billy Farrell Agency for providing pictures of the event!