• Art Basel Miami Beach 2018: Fab 5 Freddy Pays Homage to His Heroes

    7 days ago - By WWD

    Sometimes, you have to go to Miami to meet a New York icon. On Tuesday night, hip-hop pioneer and visual artist Fab 5 Freddy was hanging out at the Nautilus Hotel, where he was unveiling new works in collaboration with Half Gallery and Harper's Books.
    “These are all kind of iconic heroes to me in different regards coming up,” said Fab 5 Freddy of the works, which include Bruce Lee, Jim Kelly, Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa as bedazzled subjects set atop collages images. “The way I work, I think of it similar to the way hip-hop is made. I find images and I move it around digitally...
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  • Art Basel Miami Beach 2018: Bulgari Goes Big at the Faena

    7 days ago - By WWD

    Go big or go home seemed to be the guiding mantra for Bulgari's party in Miami Tuesday night.
    Upon entrance to the Faena hotel, guests were greeted by Raúl de Nieves' “When I Look Into Your Eyes I See the Sun,” a rotating carousel housing elaborately beaded whimsical creatures. The sculpture is the culmination of a collaboration between de Nieves by way of the Art Production Fund, and Bulgari.
    But that wasn't the only over-the-top display of the evening. Guests were ushered into the red-hued Faena theater, packed with long rows of tables accented by towering candelabras. One dinner-goer...
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