Yesterday was the opening of Art Basel in Miami. This is a chance to sip on some champagne and walk around a gallery pretending to understand the meaning of a giraffe painting. Hahaha, but really, in all seriousness, it is a week full of many events and talented artists. If there’s one thing to say about Art Basel, it’s that anything goes. The art pieces on displays in the gallery aren’t the only thing being showcased. Fashion is a major part of Art Basel and if you take a stroll through Wynwood, you can easily come to this conclusion. There are no boundaries when it comes to the wardrobe at Art Basel. This is your time to go out, express yourself, and have fun!
I had the opportunity to attend a private event with the talented ‘Alec Monopoly’. Originally from New York, Alec Monopoly is a graffiti artist that creates many unique pieces. He was hosting an event with TAG Heuer, the watch brand.
Andrea Valentina, Alec Monopoly
Alec Monopoly is also well known for painting the Birkin bags of many celebrities. Here are some of my favorites.
This is just one of the many talented artists that are in town for this huge event. Here is a list of some events taking place for Art Basel on Thursday and Friday.
Thursday, December 1:
PAMM and Poplife present Cashmere Cat, Jillionaire, Uncle Luke, and others. 9 p.m. Thursday, December 1, at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Open to PAMM Sustaining and above level members as well as Art Basel Miami Beach, Design Miami, and Art Miami VIP cardholders.
III Points Art Basel: Young Thug and Shlohmo. 10 p.m. Thursday, December 1, at Magic City Studios, 6301 NE Fourth Ave., Miami.
Calvin Harris Basel Edition. 11 p.m. Thursday, December 1, at LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Hive Lounge. 4 p.m. Thursday, December 1, at Mana Wynwood, 2250 NW 2nd Ave., Miami; Admission is free.
Red Bull Music Academy Presents: 12 Hours of NAAFI, With LAO, Imaabs, and others. 5 p.m. Thursday, December 1, at Coyo Taco, 2300 NW Second Ave., Miami
Moschino. 10 p.m. Thursday, December 1, Delano Beach Club; 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. By invitation only.
UNICO 20°87° Pop-Up. Noon Thursday, December 1, at Nobu Eden Roc Miami Beach, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Admission is free.
Sky Ferreira (DJ Set). 10 p.m. Thursday, December 1. Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami
Interview Magazine and Simon Malls, Miami: Curated @ Art Basel. With Chelsea Leyland. 7 p.m. Thursday, December 7, at Kaskades South Beach, 300 17th St., Miami Beach. Invite-only.
Friday, December 2:
Hardwell Basel Edition. 11 p.m. Friday, December 2, at Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Martin Garrix Basel Edition. Friday, December 2, at LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
“A Very Special Surprise After Party.” Friday, December 2, at Basement Miami, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Catwalk: A Night of Vogue. With MikeQ, False Witness, Gooddroid, Bonnie Beats, and MC WillO Mizrahi. 10 p.m. Friday, December 2, at Sandbar Lounge, 6752 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free admission.
Paris Hilton. 11 p.m. Friday, December 2, at Wall, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
MoMA PS1 Event. Friday, December 2, Delano Beach Club; 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. By invitation only.
Swerve Basel. With Sean Bang, Ye Ali, Twelve’len, and Sam Stan. 8 p.m. Friday, December 2, at Miami Live, 912 71st St., Miami Beach
Finessing IV the People With Zoey Dollaz. 9 p.m. Friday, December 2, at 380 District, 380 Northeast 59th St.
Denzel Curry Presents the Vortex, Mystery Box Edition Night One. With Ski Mask The Slump God, N3_LL, Sdotbraddy, Yoshi Thompkins, Deli Girls, and Show Me The Body. 6 p.m. Friday, December 1. 6Parisian Hotel, 1501 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Silencio. With A$AP Rocky. 9 p.m. Friday, December 2, at Palm Court, 140 NE 39th St., Third Level, Miami. Invite-only.
Interview Magazine and Cadillac Party. 6 p.m. Friday, December 2, at MAPS Backlot, 342 NW 24th St., Miami. Invite-only.