This Art Basel was one for the books for Cristen and I, we had the highs and the lows of it all! We thought it would have been easier than last year or at least that’s what we hoped, however it did not happen that way. We landed in Miami into a full production whirlwind from the venue updates to picking up art it was happening real time! But despite it all we made it, the event was amazing!!!!! We had dope artist like DEMONT PINDER, LESLIE ROSALES, AARON MAYBIN, SHAWN- O with amazing music by DJs Mike Jones and The Canterbury Tales.
All of the participating artists did amazing glow in the dark pieces on canvas. The wall glowed and the art glowed along with it. A live installation was done by JOHN BORN which included live body painting and rapping – a style we have not seen much of, but could definitely be a new wave!
We had the pleasure of collaborating with NWO ART GALLERY and WORLD ARTIST UNITED both of which are part of the HEART OF COOL FAMILY. The gallery was on Alton Road located on SOUTH BEACH MIAMI near the LINCOLN ROAD MALL! Despite the rainy weather, we had amazing people come by and enjoy the event with us.
Of course we weren’t the only show in town, within the city limits you had dope artist like ALEC MONOPOLY, UnCasso, KING SaLADeEN, Daniel Arsham, Snarkitecture, amongst others. Mr.Swizz Beats had an open viewing of the “DEAN COLLECTION” #NOCOMMISION it featured artist like KAWS, SUE TSAI, KEHINDE WILEY. The collection was a hit with art during the day and performances at night!
The Basel energy is like no other; the collective of creatives and people who come to just experience the moment are endless. People travel from all over the world to not only see art but meet the artist, and this is one of many things that make Art Basel the place to be the first week of December. Even if you are not into art some of the biggest new business ideas and culture is found in Miami during this time, from live installations to parties that go all night this is something you don’t want to miss next year! Our advice to you is start planning now and please do stay tuned for what we will do next year, it only gets BIGGER!!!!
CRIS & TASH