"It is a marriage made in heaven between the Swiss who are organized and always on time, but a bit boring, and the Miamians/Latins who are disorganized and never on time, but know how to throw one 'hell of a good party'!"
Noel Lanzas is the Ritz's official Art Basel Ambassador and resident concierge. He is so knowledgeable and passionate about art in Miami that this title was created just for him. I was able to talk with him about Art Basel expectations and a few of his favorites featured artists.
It is Art Basel time in Miami which brings world-class art, parties, celebrities and culture and Art Basel problems. How many blisters can my feet take? Is Band-aid an official sponsor of Art Basel this year?
Recently in a sneak peek of Art Basel Miami, CBS News created an interesting list of top galleries based in Miami year round and one that seems to hover above the rest with groundbreaking exhibitions and an impressive roster of international collectors.
I have produced records for 15 years and the one thing that had remained consistent was that I always needed to distort certain elements in my productions. It was my way of finding analog in an overly immerse digital world.
Every party, Art Basel has taught us, needs a live tiger and an alligator-head champagne fountain for décor. A good party is all about the theme, we say, and the weekend wrapping up Miami's most indulgent art week to date gave us plenty to take in.
If our husky Brenda Vacarro voice is any indication, Art Basel is winning in the endurance category. Just three days of art fairs and parties, and we're ready to check in somewhere with an IV drip. But we can sleep in 2013, we figure.
Who knew that Calder did eye patches? This was one of the quirky gems we discovered at Vernissage, the holy grail of art parties, which opened the Miami Beach Convention Center's consortium of gallery offerings Wednesday night.