- Art & Design
Art Basel Miami 2012: The W Guide
Every year, the art world—and a who’s-who of jetsetters—turns out en masse in Miami Beach to see and be seen by the biggest names in the business. Oh, and party-hop like there’s no tomorrow. This year, December 6-9, the affair is bigger than ever, so we’re breaking it all down for you with a list of the must-see events, and the best places to eat, stay, and play.
-Art Video Program: From the 5th through the 9th, 60 film works (from Ryan McGinley to a 12-hour offering from Ragnar Kjartansson) will be showcased on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center. Entrance is free and guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.
-For an Andy Warhol fix, head to the Fendi Casa Luxury Living Showroom on Thursday the 6th as the design house unveils an exhibition of his iconic works. (90 NE 39th Street)
-Architect Asif Khan teamed up with Swarovski Crystal Palace and used more than 1.3 million crystals to create a massive installation that replicates an “ice halo”—a luminous ring that appears in the sky due to atmospheric ice crystals. At Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center.
-Christie’s is hosting a viewing of works from Max Ernst to Joan Miro from their London auction, “The Art of the Surreal” at the JW Marriott Marquis. (255 Biscayne Boulevard Way)
-The Paul Kasmin Gallery Shop and Edition01 are teaming up for a unique pop up shop at The Standard Hotel Miami through December 8. Look out for unique collaborations with House of Waris, Del Toro, and artists like Nir Hod.