Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016: The Best Events of the Week

12/03/2016 02:51 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

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Photograph by Seth Browarnik

Opening Night of Perrier-Jouët's L'Eden

The three-day event series, held in partnership with DesignMiami/ and run by Simon Hammerstein (of NYC's the Box), opened at Casa Faena with burlesque performances and a performance by Sarah Jessica Parker. The immersive experience transformed Faena into a Garden of Eden and was filled with acrobats and a dancer en pointe walking down a row of champagne bottles.

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Photo Courtesy The Bass

Public Art Fund's Brunch at Casa Tua

Public Art Fund and MGM Resorts Art & Culture had an intimate brunch honoring Ugo Rondinone, Xaviera Simmons and Claudia Comte at Casa Tua. MGM Resorts is the first-ever partner of Art Basel in Miami Beach's Public sector which is produced in collaboration with The Bass. Public Art Fund is a leading organization that brings contemporary art to audiences through ambitious (and free) exhibitions.

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Photo courtesy of The Cultivist's Instagram

The Cultivist's Art Basel Miami Lunch

The Cultivist, a global arts club that offers "uniquely privileged access to every aspect of the art world" and has about 600 members hosted a lunch on the beach at The Setai.

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Photo courtesy BFA

Dom Pérignon's Annual Art Basel Party at WALL

Dom Pérignon threw their 7th annual Art Basel party at the W Hotel's night club, WALL. The party was themed Transformation in honor of their limited edition bottle designed by artist Michael Riedel. Hosts Aby Rosen and Vito Schnabel were joined by VIP guests including Gucci Mane, Hank Willis Thomas, Rosario Dawson, Dustin Yellin, Paul Kasmin, Jay Jopling and Paloma Picasso.

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Photo courtesy Anne Spalter

PULSE Young Collectors Cocktails

PULSE Miami Beach hosted their annual Young Collectors Cocktails, which featured performances by Erica Prince, Beach Sessions curated by Sasha Okshteyn, dance performances presented by the Knight Foundation and a Young Collectors Tour led by Arthena. If you're still in Miami, Anne Spalter's site-specific installation, Miami Marbles, are a must-see.

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Photo courtesy Jared Siskin and Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Interview Magazine and Perrier's Cocktail Party Celebrating ARTXTRA
Interview Magazine and Perrier hosted a party on the beach at the Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel, to celebrate ARTXTRA, a program that supports groundbreaking emerging artists. Work by Perrier's award nominees Saya Woolfalk, Hayal Pozanti and Eric Rieger were showcased.