The art world’s hot season is upon us with Art Basel starting up this week. Swizz Beats has announced a three-day art and concert series at this week’s Art Basel in Miami Beach. Casa Bacardi located in the historic Wynwood district will be , the two strings of events will be curated by The Dean Collection, Swizz’s art collective, in collaboration with Bacardi.
The first series is art-focused; dubbed the No Commission Art Fair, artists of all levels of notoriety can showcase their work for free and take home all of their proceeds. This is nearly unheard of in the art world where profits are typically split between artists and galleries. KAWS, BK The Artist, and Swoon will be among featured artists. The fair is free, open to the public, and will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 3-5.
The second event is centered around Swizz’s love for music. Following the Art Fair each night will be Bacardi Untameable House Party, a concert series featuring established and emerging artists. Alicia Keys, Pusha T, and DMX have been announced as consecutive headliners. The parties are free with RSVP and will go down 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. each night.
Swizz was recently recruited to the Brooklyn Museum’s board of trustees, and has been curating at Art Basel for years. He’s also the creator of #artlife, an a social media community that encourages individuals to embrace of the creative lifestyle.