Loading

EXCLUSIVE INSIDER COVERAGE OF ART BASEL EVENTS

by Saraah Bikaï

Tag Heuer hosted an inauguration event at the luxurious Fontainebleau hotel with their brand ambassador, artist Alec Monopoly. Spectators were able to watch the venturous artist painting a mural that officially opened the art festivities.

Pictures by Alec Monopoly

Plymouth Hotel, JetSmarter and Equilibrium Group hosted a glitzy and glamorous event, with exclusive art exhibits, mesmerizing body painting and top-notch seafood and sushi. Equilibrium Group is a design, architecture, and real estate company as well as a renowned organizer of sumptuous events, and JetSmarter is the world’s largest private aviation company. Both companies invited artists such as Shawn Kolodny and Borjas to exhibit their works alongside one of JetSmarter’s employees. The night was truly enchanting!

 Photography by JetSmarter

On the night of December 8th, tequila magnate Gran Centenario and international Angel Wings designer Kelsey Montague hosted a VIP cocktail at the Nautilus Hotel. Gran Centenario, Montague, and special guest Adrian Grenier, environmentalist and Entourage actor, revealed a custom Angel Wings design.

Art and charity go hand in hand, and with more than 5000$ raised, it was more than a pleasure to be able to partake in such good deed and initiative!

Also at the Nautilus Hotel that night, Suzy Kellems exhibited I Can Feel, a 12-foot “Orgasming Vagina”. The enormous multi-colored neon light was installed in the lobby of the hotel for guests and passersby to admire.

 

“It is literally as obvious as it seems: it is an orgasm. It’s truly the reclamation of my physical and emotional independence. I think it’s important that we as people know our bodies know how they feel, know how we feel, how they interrelate with our emotions.’’

 

The closing event was Phil CollinsDream on the Beach Gala at the prestigious Jackie Gleason Theater. Phil and Orianne Collin founded the Little Dreams Foundation in 2000 in Switzerland to help young kids fulfill their music, arts and sports dreams. The foundation has since opened branches in Morocco, Belgium and the U.S.   A slew of amazing Little Dreams musicians and artists– Phil Collins himself, as well as KT Tunstall, Laura Pausini, Pintingo, and WYK– and by talents of all ages and from all around the world, were awe-inspiring and breathtaking.