7 posts tagged "Art Basel"
The fair hasn’t officially started, but even so, in Miami, Art Basel is now well under way. You’ll be hearing a lot about it; you’ll be seeing a lot about it (if you’d like to hear and see a lot of it through our eyes, visit our just-launched Art Basel updates section). And if you’re a certain kind of jet-setter—the kind who’s already got their Out of Office on and their credit limit extended—you’ll be shopping a lot about it. For this, Louis Vuitton there’s Louis Vuitton’s temporary space in Miami’s Design District, where you’ll find Objets Nomades, a collection of home goods for sale and special order by emerging and established designers. (A few are prototype-only.) The Campana Brothers, Patricia Urquiola, and Atelier Oï are among some of the names, but our pick for buy of the 16-piece lot is the lamp by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby (they of the award-winning London Olympic torch), with LV leather straps and a $3,350 price tag. After the Miami shop closes post-fair, the collection will head to the Travel Rooms of select Vuitton boutiques worldwide.
Christian Louboutin’s Sole Gets An Exhibition, Marc Jacobs’ Bizarre Resort Video, Heidi Klum’s Hosting Two Halloween Parties This Year, And More…
In March, you will be able to step into Christian Louboutin’s shoes in a whole new way. The Design Museum in the U.K. has paid tribute to the designer’s 20-year career with a retrospective exhibit “exploring how he has managed to transform shoe design and offering insight into his creative process.” [Vogue U.K.]
What better way to advertise Marc Jacobs’ Resort 2012 collection than with a video featuring a husky guy, vacuuming on a bed, wearing the flowery embroidery dress from the collection? Exactly. [YouTube]
Heidi Klum is known for her epic Halloween parties and this year she’s hosting two of them. Klum will start the night at Tao in Vegas and then finish the festivities at the Dream Downtown. More importantly, what will she be dressed as? [Page Six]
Christian Dior has collaborated with German artist Anselm Reyle on a new line of accessories. The colorful handbags don’t arrive in stores until January 9, but they will be on display at a Dior pop-up shop during Art Basel in Miami. [WWD]
Though there is something to be said for haphazardly finding oneself in the right place at the right time at Art Basel Miami Beach, as evidenced by the past few days, there’s an ever increasing and overwhelming number of things to see, eat, and buy. To get the most out of one’s arty South Beach experience, there’s MAP ForYourArt, a 69-page pocket-size guide to Art Basel Miami Beach, which has been spotted in the hands of everyone from Todd Eberle and Hans Ulrich Obrist to Cecilia Dean as well as a major contingent of the art community. “It’s meant to cut through the clutter,” explains ForYourArt founder Bettina Korek. “We initially launched a Los Angeles version of MAP earlier this year simply because we wanted to create a tool that gives context to the chaos, enabling first-time visitors to feel like seasoned fair veterans.” The result, which is also available as a downloadable PDF at www.foryourart.com, achieves just that and more as a concise guide to art, food, fashion, and architecture. And with its helpful tips from a cross section of people like artist Liam Gillick, real estate developer Craig Robins, and P. Diddy, there is no excuse for not being in the know. Consider it your passport to the art world.