GIO'S JOURNAL

Giovanna Battaglia’s Miami

Gio's Journal
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“Designer Mary Katrantzou had the perfect dress for the Art Basel Miami Beach fair in her resort collection—it’s like wearing a Pantone palette. And, of course, it matched this William Cordova work. Posing in front of it, I felt like I became part of the painting!”

Courtesy of Giovanna Battaglia.

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“I discovered this leather killer whale, by Porky Hefer, at the Southern Guild gallery booth at the Design Miami fair. Wouldn’t it make a great office chair for a little fish like myself? I would definitely get my way at meetings.”

Courtesy of Giovanna Battaglia.

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“This Jason Rhoades work, at the Margulies Collection in Miami, reminds me of the circuit board of a computer—but one that’s psychoactive.”

Courtesy of Giovanna Battaglia.

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“The Raspoutine and Perrier-Jouët party in the penthouse of the Faena hotel during Art Basel Miami Beach was so packed, I made my own VIP room in the shower. My friends Erin Hazelton and Alexander Werz joined me. We were definitely the freshest guests there.”

Courtesy of Giovanna Battaglia.

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“For my mom’s birthday, my friend Edoardo Marchiori made a Barbie in her likeness —down to her necklace!”

Courtesy of Giovanna Battaglia.

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“How cool is the seating in the BP Hall in the Walt Disney Concert Hall? Talk about sitting pretty!”

Courtesy of Giovanna Battaglia.

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“I saw the work of the artists G+G at the Milan design store Rossana Orlandi. This piece shows the Beagle Boys stealing a fake miniature Andy Warhol painting.”

Courtesy of Giovanna Battaglia.

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“While on break from a shoot in Los Angeles, I realized my Adidas Originals sneakers matched the Frank Gehry–designed Walt Disney Concert Hall.”

Courtesy of Giovanna Battaglia.

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“I grew up loving The Simpsons, so I adore this Alex Da Corte work from Gió Marconi gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach.”

Courtesy of Giovanna Battaglia.