• Art Basel Miami Beach 2018: Swizz Beatz Brings the Beat to Edition Hotel

    6 days ago - By WWD

    It was late at night in the basement of the Edition Hotel on Tuesday, and the crowd at Faith Connexion's Whitewall issue launch party had several activities to choose from. They could rent bowling shoes to toss a ball down one of the three lanes or, if that didn't strike their fancy, ice skates were being doled out nearby for the outdoor mini-rink. Or they could just simply drink.
    Swizz Beatz, who arrived at the event with Kaws, took the chance to do some light reading - the magazine features a spread on the producer and, speaking of Kaws, Swizz happens to have one of the artist's giant...
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  • Art Basel Miami Beach 2018: Christian Louboutin Celebrates Ebony G. Patterson at PAMM

    6 days ago - By WWD

    When Christian Louboutin signed on as a sponsor of artist Ebony G. Patterson's exhibition at PAMM, which was celebrated Tuesday night with a buoyant party upstairs on the museum's third floor, he didn't realize that one of the show's standout pieces would revolve around an especially appropriate item: shoes.
    “It's affectionately called ‘The Shoe Cloud,'” Patterson explained, noting that the actual title is “...stars...” The artwork includes hundreds of glitter-covered pairs of women's shoes suspended from a ceiling-high beam, a reference to the makeshift memorials of sneakers that...
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  • Madhappy's Miami Pop-up Comes Just in Time for Art Basel, Holiday

    6 days ago - By WWD

    Madhappy has something new to smile about with its latest pop-up in Miami Beach's Wynwood District, aligned to run alongside Art Basel.
    The store, totaling about 1,500 square feet, remains open through Feb. 1 and will be celebrated with an opening party Friday evening.
    “We strongly believe in the pop-up model,” said cofounder Peiman Raf. “It allows us to be in different areas at the best times of year. We did L.A. in the summer on Melrose Place. Last year we did Aspen in December.”
    Raf started the business with brother and celebrity stylist Noah Raf, Mason Spector and Joshua Sitt. Sitt is...
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  • Art Basel Miami Beach 2018: Chloé Toasts Aaron Curry at the Bass Museum

    6 days ago - By WWD

    “One of the things that was really exciting for me was to have a few rooms to show the work in,” said Los Angeles-based artist Aaron Curry, weaving between the three rooms housing his solo show at the Bass Museum in Miami Beach. Chloé, a sponsor of “Tune Yer Head,” was hosting a dinner on Tuesday night at the museum for the Art Basel Miami Beach crowd.
    “Each room has a similar language that's happening. This is why I called it ‘Tune Yer Head,' it's almost like channel-changing through things, where it's the same language, but as you turn the channel or go into the next room, things are...
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