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Domingo Zapata and Gilda Garza Gilda Garza's TRUE ALOVE exhibition aboard Iron Man Yacht at Miami Beach Marina, brought a crowd of art buyers, fellow artist friends, gallerist and society. The party was DJ'd by Duke Dumont, who's hit "Need U (100%)" recently topped the charts. Guests included Brittny and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Miami Art Watch
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Kids are welcome at Art Basel. At both the main fair and the satellite fairs kids are free to roam the booths, talk to gallerists and soak in all the art. At the convention center Miami Children's Museum hosts "Art Kids," a separate room where kids ages 4-12 can be... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Miami Art Watch
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DJ Rukus and Paris Hilton (PHOTO by MANNY of Miami​) Alex Auline, Michaela Tyvola (PHOTO by MANNY of Miami​) Jacob Zucker, Matilde Zikanes, David Bowly ​ (PHOTO by MANNY of Miami​) Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Miami Art Watch
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Given how consumed everyone has been by the politics of the U.S. presidential election, the shortage of politically or even socially inspired art at Miami Art Week is a little surprising. (Yes, it's an international event, but plenty of folks around the world are concerned with the consequences of a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at Miami Art Watch
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Russell Simmons and Danny Simmons’ RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation joined with BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin to announce Philadelphia-based artist, Darius Frank as the Grand Prize Winner of the 7th Annual BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series. Hosted on the rooftop of the transformed garage space at 11 11 Lincoln Rd, celebrities A$AP Rocky,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at Miami Art Watch
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Russell Simmons had a big night at his Rush Foundation Art for Life Charity Auction hosted at the swanky and brand-new SLS Brickell Hotel & Residences. Co-hosted by Danny Simmons, Sam Nazarian, and Jorge M. Pérez, the annual Miami Art Week charity event raised over $150,000 with Venus Williams taking... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at Miami Art Watch
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Kerry McLaney, one of the founders of Miami Independent Thinkers Miami Independent Thinkers, representing Miami's flourishing art and artist community at the Scope Arts Fair. This year's artist include: Ahol Sniffs Glue, Andres Bardales, Cecilia Lueza, Christopher DuWerks Dudot​, ​ Christopher Valdes ​, ​ David McCauley ​,​ Jay REMOTE Bellicchi... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at Miami Art Watch
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The 6th Annual Art Africa Miami Fair has proven itself a mainstay in Miami Art Week with an expanded showcase of contemporary artists from across the African Diaspora and as one of the leading drivers of Overtown's resurgence as an art and cultural hub. This year's exhibition titled, Afrotopia: African... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at Miami Art Watch
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​ Lady Bunny South Beach Pioneers Tara Solomon and Louis Canales PHOTOS by ​ Manny Hernandez ​ / MannyofMiami​ Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at Miami Art Watch
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Helen Toomer, Director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair Nina Arias and artist Brandon Opalka from La Sierra Residency in Santa Marta, Colombia. ​Photos by ​ Manny Hernandez ​ / MannyofMiami​ Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at Miami Art Watch
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Grammy Award-winning hip hop star Kendrick Lamar treated Art Basel-goers to an artistic set Thursday night at the Faena Dome in Miami Beach. The rapper was accompanied by visuals from British artist Shantell Martin that were projected onto the inner roof of the dome, a temporary structure set up on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at Miami Art Watch
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This work at Carolina Nitsch Gallery booth at Art Basel, "Chicken Rotation," puts the life of a chicken in stark reality. Kendall Hamersly Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at Miami Art Watch
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The Patricia Field ArtFashion show Thursday night at White Dot Gallery was a wild and wonderful assertion of creativity and individuality - of what you (could) wear, defining yourself the way you want, and fabulosity as affirmation and fun. There were unconventional models and marvelously inventive colorful clothes. Wigstock co-founder... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at Miami Art Watch
At NADA, a gallerist at the Tomorrow booth promised to bring down a painting for a prospective client, who went to the bathroom. When the client returned a few minutes later the work was sold. Can we say poor gallerist etiquette? Sent from my iPhone Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at Miami Art Watch
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Marc Viardot, Jenny Lynn George and Ofer Mizrahi (photo Manny Hernandez) CoveringsETC + Laufen Private Luncheon at Miami Ironside to celebrate bespoke design and sustainable innovations as well as raise funds for New World Symphony and Projecto TAMAR via an auction of Laufen washbasins by Brazilian artist. Artists included ​Antonio... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Miami Art Watch
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The 7th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finale hosted by Russell and Danny Simmons and Rosario Dawson brought together artists, cocktail lovers and assorted Basel-ites to the 7th floor of the 1111 Lincoln Road parking garage to bask in the creative output of emerging artists. Our favorite was the evocative... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Miami Art Watch
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Fondation Beyeler's home-replica installation at Basel features spaghetti for every room in the house. Kendall Hamersly Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Miami Art Watch
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The 6th Annual Art Africa Miami Fair has proven itself a mainstay in Miami Art Week with an expanded showcase of contemporary artists from across the African Diaspora and as one of the leading drivers of Overtown's resurgence as an art and cultural hub. This year's exhibition titled, Afrotopia: African... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Miami Art Watch
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What inspires artists? In the case of Hugo McLoud, it was a creative upbringing (no TV after school), travel abroad and roofing supplies. After workmen left tar paper and metallic paint on the roof of his apartment building, he grabbed a few sheets and a bucket and started playing around,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Miami Art Watch
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A visitor considers Allen Jones' "Chair, Hatstand, and Table" at the "Desire" show ​ Call me old-fashioned, but sex can still be startling. At least the many iterations of sex showcased in "Desire," the second Miami Art Week show produced by art world stars Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch (last... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Miami Art Watch
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Don't call it an opening - a prequel, maybe? Artist couple Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova and Frances Trombly weren't quite ready to fully unveil Dimensions Variable, their adventurous non-profit art space, in its new home at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus. There is unfinished drywall and unpainted walls, and a room filled... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Miami Art Watch
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William Kentridge's works at Goodman Gallery are made of ... bronze. Don't touch! Kendall Hamersly Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Miami Art Watch
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In true Art Basel style, Miami Beach’s newest hotel/entertainment complex Faena is hosting their Faena Art Design Dialogues in what they’re calling a Time Capsule. The colorful dome shaped structure is firmly placed directly on the beach, with a long red carpet leading to its entrance. Inside the crowd gathered,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Miami Art Watch
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Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl ​, ​ Chairman of The Vero Group, Hope Alswang ​, ​ Executive Director and CEO of the Norton Museum of Art ​ ​ West Palm Beach ​ and Benjamin Genocchio ​, Executive Director of the Armory Show​ in New York. ​Photos by ​ Manny Hernandez ​... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Miami Art Watch
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Dennis Richard, Craig Robins and Marvin Ross Friedman (Photo by Manny Hernandez / MannyofMiami) Entrance installation titled, Flotsam & Jetsam by SHoP Architects, will be re-installed in the Miami Design District's Jungle Plaza after this year's Design Miami/ (Photo by Manny Hernandez / MannyofMiami) Patricia Findlay x Atelier Biagetti Curio... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Miami Art Watch