Art Basel

A bit Baseled out…

Last night auntie K, Lily and I (if you are wondering where Will is, he is away on business until monday 🙁 ) went to the design district and well… I think Lily was already a bit Baseled out from the night before.

We started out at uncle Oli’s Swamp Space where this year he has some fun kissing booths.

Right across the street was Rainbow City which looked like great fun however, due to N.E.R.D performing last night, the line was HUGE so we didn’t get to go in.

We walked around a bit and did some gallery hopping.

There was a mix of everything as always. Some bad art but for the most part there was some really wonderful art.

I was really blown away by Chambliss Giobbi and Jorge Santos in particular. Their work is AMAZING!!

Lily hung in there a bit (cranky at times) and then it was time to head home.

It was another great Basel night out.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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at swamp space

uncle Oli

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Lil Baselista

Lily had her first Basel experience last night and what a great night it was!!

At the hotel W (by far my favorite hotel on the beach at the moment. it is fabulous!!), she saw her first Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, George Condo, Damien Hirst, Kenny Scharf and she also took a much needed power nap.

She saw her first live concert. Metric rocked!

And….. she met Perry Farrell!!!!! 🙂

Yup, we caught him at the Townhouse Hotel on his way out.

He was more than happy to chit-chat with us a bit and even pose for a picture with Lily.

At the National hotel we were blown away by Miguel Paredes’s art. I think his was Lily’s favorite since his art is super bright, the eyes are huge and there were lots of birds.

It was a rockin’ first night of Basel.

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street art

hammock installation

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Chasing giant pink snails

Art Basel is almost here!!!!

For those of you who are not familiar with Art Basel, it is the largest art fair in the world.

It started in Basel, Switzerland (therefore the name) and it’s been coming to Miami in December since 2002.

I can honestly say that Art Basel is my favorite time of the year in Miami.

The whole beach gets taken over by the best artists, art collectors, art dealers in the world.

This year, to kick off the start of Art Basel, there will be 45 huge snails slowly (at a snail’s pace) making South Beach their home from November 18 2010 until January 2010.

The pink snails are part of the global sensation known as the REgeneration Art Project, the Miami Beach snails will be the series latest and first US-based installation.

The art series is designed to inspire a community-wide conversation about the importance of recycling and its environmental impact, while leaving a potent artistic trace on the Miami Beach community.

Lily and I have been riding around town for the past 2 days chasing down these giant pink snails.

And we love them!!!

Thank you Art Basel! 🙂

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P.S.- Have a great weekend everyone!! We are going to chase some more snails. 😉

Morris Gibb Park (our park)

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