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Bloomberg.com posts this analysis of Jeb Bush's private equity firms and how it could make it harder to run for president. "A private-equity-guy presidential candidate with lots of deals for the press to untangle—it sounds at least 47 percent familiar,"... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Naked Politics
In the two years since the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, there have been at least 95 school shootings including fatal and nonfatal assaults, suicides, and unintentional shootings — an average of nearly one a week, reports Everytown For Our... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Naked Politics
From Smart Politics ... The rate of gubernatorial candidates elected without the support of a majority of voters is at its highest level since the 1910s. The 2014 election cycle fell far short of the projected upheaval in the number... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Naked Politics
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James Blake YoungArts & MoMA PS1 Zero Tolerance Opening Reception and James Blake Performance YoungArts Campus Gallery, Miami, FL December 5, 2014 ©Patrick McMullan Photo - Paul Bruinooge/PatrickMcMullan.com Paul Lehr, Adriana Cisneros, Marina Abramovic, Klaus Biesenbach, Sarah Arison YoungArts & MoMA PS1 Zero Tolerance Opening Reception and James Blake Performance... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Miami Art Watch
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By Anthony Cave | Miami.com | Anthonycave5@yahoo.com Usain Bolt crossed the finish line in a suit. Gold Puma’s too. The widely regarded fastest man in the world and six-time Olympic gold medalist had a track and field style set-up outside the opening of the Hublot Galerie in the Design District... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Miami Art Watch
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By Michael Hamersly | mikehamersly@gmail.com A couple of months before Phil Collins’ gala fundraiser benefitting his Little Dreams Foundation, the beloved English singer-songwriter released a statement making it clear that he wasn’t performing a full concert, and that his short, semi-acoustic set would be only part of the lineup. That... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Miami Art Watch
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The premier satellite fair to Art Basel Miami Beach says it will pay for the return of artwork by Pablo Picasso valued at $85,000. Art Miami became the scene of a crime this week when someone snatched the piece, a 1956 engraved silver plate titled Visage aux Mains (Face with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Miami Art Watch
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It's a beautiful day to check out the walls of Wynwood this weekend, and while you are there pop by Freedom to see a few works of Wynwood's finest -- Kazilla, Miguel Paredes, Lebo and Trek6 -- brought to digital life. A new Miami startup, blackdove, is creating a distribution... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Miami Art Watch
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Midpoint Miami at NE 79th Street and Biscayne Boulevard is Miami's first mall and its undergoing a major renovation with artist studios and new retail spaces opening in 2015. Miami-based Joshua Kingston curated “North of Modern” to feature the work of notable local artists including Christin Paige Minnotte, Deborah Gray... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Miami Art Watch
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With so much art around South Florida this week, seeing it all would be impossible even for the most fervent art lover. The veteran Miami Art Week team of Siobhan Morrissey, Jordan Levin, Ricardo Mor, Ina Cordle, Anne Tschida and Jane Wooldridge suggest you start with these. Good news: A... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Miami Art Watch
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OPENING SATURDAY, DEC. 6 EXHIBITION Art at Fairchild: Art at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden features a new selection of works by glass artist Dale Chihuly. Design at Fairchild returns with an exhibition by Satyendra Pakhale. 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables; www.fairchildgarden.org; 305-667-1651. Adults $25, seniors $18, ages 6-17, $12.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Miami Art Watch
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Miami Art Watch
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At least two pop-up shops remain open this weekend, as Art Basel Miami Beach enters its final days. Cult Collective, at 1655 Meridian Ave., just off Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, offers an array of apparel and jewelry from independent designers from Latin America and Miami. In addition to the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Miami Art Watch
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Niche Media held its annual Art Basel magazine Women in Arts luncheon on Friday, at Katsuya Restaurant at the SLS South Beach. The event, hosted by Art Basel magazine editor-in-chief Sue Hostetler, honored four leading women, Madeleine Gyrnzstejn, Brooke Neidich, Lynda Benglis and Teresita Fernandez. About 100 attendees munched on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Miami Art Watch
@LDixon_3 @joeflech @NewsbySmiley Protesters rallying in Miami Friday as part of a national outcry over police-related killings in New York and Ferguson marched through the streets of Midtown and onto Interstate-195, shutting down the highway and the Julia Tuttle Causeway.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Naked Politics
@cveiga Students with disabilities aren’t getting the services they need, school libraries are understaffed and classrooms are overcrowded — and Miami-Dade’s teacher union says it’s the county mayor’s fault. United Teachers of Dade announced Friday it is suing Mayor Carlos... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Naked Politics
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Fine Art Auctions Miami (FAAM) closed its "Important Paintings and Sculpture" auction at 80 NE 40th St. in the Design District Thursday night with the sale of Pablo Picasso’s The Painter and the model at $2,582,500. Big sales: 1. Lot 48 - Pablo Picasso, La Peintre et son modele, 1965... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Miami Art Watch
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A silver plate crafted by Spanish master Pablo Picasso was stolen, apparently overnight, from Art Miami in Midtown, the premier satellite fair to Art Basel Miami Beach. David Smith, owner of the Amsterdam-based Leslie Smith Gallery, said he arrived at the booth Friday morning to find an empty plate holder... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Miami Art Watch
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Jerry Meyer has a hilarious set of works at Denise Bibro gallery at Context. -- Kendall Hamersly Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Miami Art Watch
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Arnix Wilnoudt, "7 Deadly Sins," at Context. -- Kendall Hamersly Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Miami Art Watch
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Peter Demetz, 'The Exhibition,' at Context. -- Kendall Hamersly Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Miami Art Watch
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Thursday night the Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilege Decanted Collection by acclaimed designer Jon Buscemi was unveiled at a private location in South Beach during Art Basel. In this collaboration for Art Basel, Buscemi reinterpreted the art of luxury with a collection comprised of a Tote Bag, Leather Cinch Bag, Hat, Bottle... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Miami Art Watch
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Credit: Shayne Benowitz Swiss-based Galerie Gmurzynska is at Art Basel Miami Beach showcasing “A Kid Could Do That!” in collaboration with famed film director and producer Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin. The great works curated by Nelle Hooper include artists Francis Bacon, Pablo Picasso, Cy Twombly, Joan Miro, Wifredo Lam,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Miami Art Watch
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Grammy-Award winning artist Usher joined a crowd of art A-listers for the vernissage of ArtHaus. Mercedes-AMG, in conjunction with Lufthansa First Class presented the opening of ArtHaus, a luxury VIP lounge. The space, adjacent to Select Art Fair, serves as a place to meet, mingle and recharge. Photos: Larry Marano,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Miami Art Watch
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In all this craziness that’s Art Basel, we thought of sharing a little human interest story, that we’re happy to report, had a happy ending. Thursday night a stray dog wandered into Basel House in Wynwood - the only place where street artists can freely showcase their work. It’s also... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Miami Art Watch