Basel Begins With Tracey Emin

The contemporary crowd came out to toast the English artist’s first U.S. solo museum exhibition

What: To kick off Art Basel Miami Beach festivities, Vanity Fair, Lehmann Maupin’s Rachel Lehmann and David Maupin, and White Cube’s Jay Jopling threw an appropriately neon fete to honor British artist Tracey Emin’s exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) North Miami.

When: Tuesday, December 3rd

Where: The pool deck of the Soho Beach House in Miami.

Who: Tracey Emin (who recently interviewed George Clooney for W’s December 2013/January 2014 issue) was joined by artist Damien Hirst and his girlfriend Roxie Nafousi, Pharrell Williams, Bruce Weber, Kevin Spacey and Adrian Grenier.

Why: Chilling out poolside is the optimal way to ease into Art Basel madness.

Photos: Basel Begins With Tracey Emin

Nick Jones, Tracey Emin, and Damien Hirst. Photo by Getty Images.

Pharrell and Helen Lasichanh. Photo by

Clara Cullen, Hikari Yokoyama and Claudia Donaldson. Photo by Getty Images.

Adrian Grenier and guest. Photo by Getty Images.

The atmosphere at the party. Photo by Getty Images.

Sandy Brant. Photo by Getty Images.

Roxie Nafousi. Photo by Getty Images.

The atmosphere at the dinner. Photo by Getty Images.

Tracey Emin. Photo by Getty Images.