Friday, December 14, 2007

Miami Art Basel

I was there from Thursday 6th - Sunday 9th December 2007.

Along with friends James Gardner, Drew Cramer and Massimo Cuviello, I went to Miami Art Basel for a few days and nights of sun, sand and art along with half of New York. And the fun!So much to do and see in such a small time, here are my highlights....

Outside the Bridge art fair.

Art writer Nev Wakefield with girlfriend Lisa at the Tokion party at the Standard on Thursday night.

Emma Snowdon-Jones looking sultry at the Standard.

PR girl Jen Talbott, Mark Meyer from Lipman and David Gruning from Swarovski, not looking sultry all.

Maya Camin with new friend.

Later that evening was the Agent Provocateur party at Lenny Kravitz's new Florida Room lounge in the Delano. London nightclub legend Phil Dirtbox with Agent Provocateur's Joe Corre.

Phil double fisting before his performance.

The Paper magazine tent outside the Raleigh.Here are some celebrity portraits by the Creative Growth Art Center curated by Cheryl Dunn.

Balloon art.

Massimo, myself and James at the Raleigh.

On Friday we had lunch with the godfather of modern skateboarding Tony Alva and his girl Katy Rodriguez from the vintage treasure trove Resurrection.That evening Tony performed at Art Positions with some local skate kids and Assume Vivid Astro Focus created the sounds and visions revolving around the 70 ft skate ramp.
Tony Alva in action.

Tony up close with the kids.

Jessica Joffee with British gallery owner Chris Taylor of Museum 52.

Mandie Erickson poolside after dark.

The Purple party at Le Baron.Stylist Haydee Finley Levin manages to keep her lippy on!

My New York girlfriends hit the dance floor. Graphic designer whizz Prim Chuensumran and stylist Susan Joy.

Me with James Kaliardos from Visionaire.

The ever glamourous Mandy Brooks from the Soho Grand.

Assume Vivid Astro Focus at Le Baron.

Purple's Olivier Zahm.

The lovely Rebecca Guinness, my partner in crime for the night, with London art boy Elliot McDonald.

Swimming at sunrise with Rebecca and co.

That night was the Accompanied Literary Society and Swarovski's party for the launch of the book "The Worth of Art" published by Assouline at the Raleigh.There was dinner and a panel discussion which was then followed by an afterparty, phew!
NY artist Drew Cramer with one of the back-up singers from the Voluptous Horror of Karen Black.

Tamsin Lonsdale from the Supper Club, me and David Gruning.

Leigh Lezark DJ-ing at the Raleigh with the MisShapes.

Getting blown away on the roof, Massimo, me and James.

Twin cheerleaders wearing matching tracksuits and turquoise glitter eyeliner having Sunday brunch at the diner. Miami!