The { New York } Life Guide to Art Basel

The { New York } Life Guide to Art Basel

Art Basel is one of the most stellar annual events in the Art World, and this year’s festivities run December 2 through 7 in Miami Beach, FL. The event draws in over 70,000 visitors – curators and gawkers alike – from around the world every year, making it one of the most global art events in existence. This event features displays by numerous esteemed artisans of Modern and Contemporary art as well as many rising stars. Many of these installations will be showcased in the main exhibit, while other earnest artworks and performances become one with the seascape, Collins Park and SoundScape Park specifically.


 Here we’ve mapped out a list of what to do this year:

Airball: Snarkitecture vs. Alchemist }

A basketball-inspired installation that fuses fashion, sports, sports, architecture, autos, and street culture. Shoppers can even stick around to watch a game of basketball, or catch a peek of the new 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C.

{ Three Days of Live Music }

Don’t miss Zoë Kravitz of Lolawolf performing for the opening of the new Chrome Hearts location in Miami (4025 NE 2nd Avenue) on December 3. Catch FKA twigs with producer Clams Casino as the National YoungArts Foundation presents III Points Music Series at the YoungArts campus on December 4. Grammy nominee James Blake will also perform to celebrate the opening of MoMA PS1 exhibition Zero Tolerance – same stage, next day. Kitsuné will set the stage with Twin Shadow, The Knocks and Fred Falke at Soho Beach House on December 5. Snarkitecture and Alchemist take Airball over to Delano for a party with Pusha T, Travi$ Scott, and a set by DJ Virgil Abloh, while over at the VH1 and Scope party live performances Nabiha and Swizz Beatz will go on!

{ The Design District }

You will definitely want to check out the Design District! This is Miami’s new world-class luxury shopping destination and deemed to be what Rodeo Drive is to Beverly Hills, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré is to Paris, and Fifth Avenue is to New York! The neighborhood is also outlaid with various works of public art.


{ Lunch at The Webster }

Head over to The Webster where a rooftop lunch will be held on December 5. This event will feature a collection by Eres, a French swimwear and lingerie label, and Laure Heriard Dubreuil, French fashion maven behind The Webster. The Webster will also host a cocktail on December 3 with Vanity Fair for Marc Jacobs menswear, the launching of Facconable x Jean Cocteau on December 4, and on December 5 it will present Nomia’s artist collaboration.

{ The Select Art Fair }

Solange Knowles designed a program for the Select art fair that will be held December 2-7. Select artists are set to perform at the fair’s amphitheater at 7p each night. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.


{ Pop-Up Shops }

Don’t miss out on Pop-Up Shopping! Christmas is right around the corner after all, and there’s no better opportunity for holiday gift shopping than at Art Basel! PK Shop and Maison de Mode join forces at the Soho Beach House December 4-7 for #LIGHTSHOP. Harper’s Bazaar content-to-commerce site,, will also be there from December 2-4. Need a little freshening up? Bazaar will be hosting a Day of Beauty for Dior Beauty nail art manicures by Vanity Projects on December 4. Shop poolside at Mondrian’s where Art Markit will be selling artist collaborations from December 2-7. You will also want to stop by The Standard Spa where special Art Basel in Miami Beach collections will be sold by Sight Unseen and Print All Over Me.

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Claudia Saez-Fromm

An entrepreneur, innovator, and singularly successful real estate salesperson, fitness fiend, foodie, mommy, and fashion fan.

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