If you missed any of the events from Ar Basel, fear not friends, you still have one more event! Presented by Think Red, Inc., DaveL Designs is setting up an art show that'll fulfill, not only that missing art spot, but also, indulge the soul!
DaveL Designs features visual artist David Lavernia, a Florida-native that gets inspired by not only paint textures but meshes the cultural nuances of today's culture!
This one-night-only exhibition will be featuring some of the works of artist DaveL and will feature a painted Porsche generously donated by private sponsors.
We definitely love a good party, so this year my must-go party for Art Basel belongs to the Perrier-Jouet cocktail party hosted by none other than Soho House. It doesn't get any better than the Soho House in South Beach in the Tiki Garden.
The famed champagne brand has teamed up with Art Basel to become its official champgane for the festivities. A yummy tasting of Perrier-Jouet will be a delight as flutes will be dangling on the "Enchanting Tree". This feature will embrace the nature theme throughout Art Basel as well as enchant guests.
Aside from it's diverse culture, Miami is also a place where art is a way of life. Locals celebrate this every first Saturday of the month with Artwalk which, in its own right, has become a city staple. With that said, enter: ART BASEL.
Of course we love to gush over unique events throughout the city but we've already made our pick of events over to kick off this year!
Sweetwater is the place to be this Art Basel!
Artist Nathan Sawaya has added a new piece to his iconic Lego sculpture collection today (November 20), as he unveiled his new masterpiece this morning at Discovery Times Square. Through a process of submissions to the "What Should Nathan Build?" program through Discovery's site, New Yorker Suzan Goldstein's submission was chosen, and thus Sawaya's One World Trade Center masterpiece was born.
The breathtaking sculpture only took ten days to complete according to Sawaya, which is a breathtaking feat given the amount of detail put into the piece. The scupture will be on display from the remainder of Sawaya's 'The Art Of The Brick' exhibition, which ends its stay in NYC's Discovery Times Square on January 5, 2014.
Be sure to catch Sawaya's exhibit before it's gone, and see the stunning new sculpture for yourself!
Stray Kat Gallery is a gallery specializing in modern and pop contemporary art. Previously located underneath Manhattan's High Line park the exhibition has relocated to 459 W 14th Street. The new gallery space is a former auto detailing shop that will house collections from Abstract Expressionist Stella Michaels and Jap Pop Artist Zane Fix. The gallery program is dedicated to showcasing mid career artists from the greater New York area. The official grand opening is on Thursday, November 21st and lucky guests will have access to check out the exclusive gallery as well as meet the artists -all while enjoying some wine and sake.
Sensational British street artist, Bansky, has only been in New York for a month, and has, during his stay, promised to produce atleast one work of art per day, all to be seen on the city streets. His work is masterfully excecuted and visually stunning, and something that is not to be missed.
The artist held a suprise pop-up boutique this past Saturday, October 12, on Fifth Avenue near Central Park, and only three out -of -towners were really lucky in scoring their pieces. The elusive artist managed to document the surprise sale on video, which he has posted on his webite. New Yorkers walked by the canvases, not realzing that some pieces, normally priced at $31k, were on sale for ONLY $60. Only three lukcy new yorkers walked away with such a steal.
Artist Annette Jung has pulled off an incredible rendition of the Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video. The stop-motion video, released via Talking-Animals, is made entirely out of Lego's, and is probably the coolest thing you'll watch all day. Check out the video below, and see the magic for yourself!
Tech-meets-art in the 21st century with the launch of a Crowdsourced 3D Printed Sculpture. Canadian multimedia artist Jeff de Boer and printing startup company PrintToPeer team up to begin working on the sculpture they’re calling “Linked”. The project won $1,000 in funding from the Awesome Foundation and currently has hundreds of participants around the world involved. You can log on to the project website, personalize your own art links, print them out, and ship to the company. The assorted colors of medallions will be linked together like mosaic chainmail, then placed into a custom-built frame. Once in the frame, the sculpture can be transported from one venue to the next.
David Molander opened up his solo show at Storefront for Art and Architecture at the beginning of August. Molander, a native of Stockholm Sweden, introduces his month-long presentation of an international metropolitan journey with support from the Swedish General Consulate and Arts Council.
At first glance of the feature, your first question is, “Where is the door?” Viewers enter the show through a puzzle-like wall display jutting out onto the sidewalk. The large facade panels hold images from the Occupy Wall Street Movement in 2011 and can be seen from both sides of the streets. The gallery physically tells the story of political unrest and the ever-changing state of New York streets, culture, and life, with the city itself as a backdrop.
Portland based artist, Damien Gilley finds a way to break through the gallery walls without leaving so much as a scratch. Gilley creates site-specific installations that exhibit the look of a multi-dimensional space and it’s pretty damn cool. His imaginary landscapes are filled with graphics and optical illusions that challenge the human eye to look beyond what’s in front of them. His work suggests an expansive field by aiming to break down the paradigms of flatness with multiple layers of depth, complexity, and dimension.