Gallerists, artists of every stripe and medium, discerning collectors and cosmopolitan glitterati are bracing for the annual gridlock of Art Basel at the nexus of culture and commerce.
The stage is set at the Shore Club, a bespoke Morgan Group Hotel, for the ‘must attend’, one week confab, beginning Monday Nov. 28 through Sunday – December 4, ’16 featuring the enlightened exhibit and retrospective of visual artist Daniel Stanford latest works.
The seaside property at 1901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach hosts the critically acclaimed nouveau popular artist and ‘celebrity magnet’ and his breathtaking Installation; ‘Love is Eternal‘, with the intuitive sub text ‘Gov. Love is Toxic‘. From noon to nine daily, Stanford will unveil a Solo Exhibit in the ever involving ‘FASCINASIA’ series. Originating in Montreal, Daniel returns to ArtBasel for the forth year consecutive year. His inspired portraits that are in the collections of top drawer entertainers, that include ‘Snoop China Fan‘ gracing the wall of Snoop’s ‘Dogg house’.
Stanford is a rising star in a constellation of eminently collectible and visionary artists at the vanguard of the contemporary art scene.
The week long confab commences with a Collector’s Preview and Press Gathering on Monday, November 28 between 3pm and 6pm. Honoring the occasion is a star turn by celebrated Television personality and master Chef Irie, putting his spin on a Caribbean Tour de Force culinary showcase. Here is a epicurean master who may recognize signature favorites , like a morning catch salmon, sea bass and cod ceviche is spooned in a pool of minced carambola, a melange of the Boy’s Garden vegetables and a pop of red pepper, with a johnny on the spot recipe that elevates and surpasses all its forbearers by the same name.
On Wednesday , December 30 from 2pm to 6pm plan to attend an intimate Q&A with Stanford exploring his spiritual calling and inspiration behind Fascinasia. Hosted by Catalina of Wet & Sea; her collection of conscious swimwear and Raven Marie founder of Soulful Scoop will be on display. The creator of Tulsi’s Garden Cafe will do her spin on all vegan Mini Martini Glass Filled Ceviche, Cucumber Cups redolent with beet hummus, heirloom tomatoes, drizzled with de la Rosa Avocado oil and other delectable bites from the kitchen of vegan chef master Amy Hynes. Showcasing many different aspects of veganism, which is a lifestyle, not a diet, “we have tried to tackle planetary concerns that range from animal cruelty, health, the environment and big agriculture to circuses, the fur industry, hunting and more”. Take a deep breathe and love what you eat!
Friday, December 2 dawn your black tie and/or stilettos for the Gala Reception and Rhianna unveiling. With proceeds for the Michelle Tidor For Kids Foundation and Families Against Hit & Run Drivers features a much anticipated debut of Rhianna “Sacred Vision” – a mixed-media piece with Swarovski crystals, acrylic and gold leaf. A bigger than life Kim Kardashian portrait premieres. The first Rihanna painting “Golden Girl” was acquired by Rock Nation management in 2015 and now is in her permanent collection in Los Angeles.
Curator and artist representative Ali Aliabadi – of ArtCierge, Artist Management & Luxury Art Leasing and Sales company, say’s “Stanford’s international elan lend’s visibility to his decidedly collectible fine art. His vision captures a moment in time and history that speaks of predictable and grave consequences for humankind and the planet if we fail to take Daniel’s visionary art affirmations and prescience to heart, as evidenced in ‘Gov. Love is Toxic’.”
Basil Beauty Bar & Lounge ‘Where Beauty Meets Art’ – From noon to nine daily, Lobby Level, Shore Club For those intrepid travelers seeking a moment of respite, guests are invited to languish and lounge at the bespoke ‘Basil Beauty Bar and Lounge’ on the Lobby Level of the Shore Club. With its sweeping, soothing interiors and ocean front azure pools. The ‘Basil Beauty Bar & Lounge’ promises a welcome interlude from the crush of canvas & art centric hoopla all within walking distance from the heartbeat of Art Basel, the Miami Beach Convention Center. Pictured here wetandseaswinwear by Catalina Martinelli.
Leslie Munsell, Founder of ‘Beauty for Real’ , Sherine Bichara of Elixir of Life, have created an oasis of tranquility and dazzling sensuality.
The art weary will receive mini makeover’s and fashion styling by Monisha Melwani presenting her precious jewelry collection and Haute Marche and Amy’s spectrum of curated vintage pieces to contemporary recent designs by the likes of Coco Chanel. [email protected] with complementing metal mesh and faux fur clutches and purses by Tambonika.
Sherine Bichara, cosmetic chemist and creator of Elixir of Life will demonstrate the age-defying properties of the 6000 year old baobab trees that ‘nourishes your skin, as well as, your spirit”. Inspired by royal jewels and Faberge jewelry Les Diamants Bleus – Paris, will displayed in the former Scoop Boutique. Nefiriti’s Secret for strong luminous hair will be revealed by Conchita an emerging hair care company inspired by her battle and victory over breast cancer. Hear her inspirational story.
Battle worn ‘Baselites’ will be treated to ‘fluff and dust’ makeovers and a flute of bubbly, form Italian Vintners, Amici Wines of West Palm Beach and thirst quenchable Voss Waters. The nightly sunset Chef Demonstrations and media driven gatherings feature aged Rom Barceló, JLohr Winery and premium libations courtesy of Amici Imports.
Celebrated Chef’s, included Chef Irie, making a show of his Caribbean influenced epicurean talents. Posh guests were treated to pass around gourmet appetizers and the latest trend in healthy confectionery bliss, Powerballz (tm) by Freshyfare. The theme is imbued with Jamaican, Haitian, Scottish, Italian, Turkish, British and Asian influences with a skosh of sizzle, spice and saffron for Massoud.
The field to table ingredients; complements of the Boy’s Gourmet Market in Delray Beach, De La Rosa – almond to avocado oils will be included in the Chef preps. Sumptuous deserts to be presented by Paul Pizzo of PDF – Point Dairy Detroit will be complimented by the latest vegan non-dairy milk alternative, Banana Wave. Inspired by an ancient, African Senegalese recipe passed down from the ancestors of co-founder Neter Alkebulan. for a taste the sublime and a new twist on Banana Wave recipe’s guests were invited Thursday , December 1 at at 4 PM for a showcase by marketeer extraordinaire and Banana Wave Co-Founder, Michael Andre Baptiste, produced by ArtBasil X. (artbasil.org)
“Guests of the Basil Beauty Lounge and Cocktails at Sunset returned to the Basel gridlock fully luxuriated, refreshed and rejuvenated,” insisted Anne Marie, AMI media maven whose New York and Dubai entourage are sure to be in tow.
The surroundings are replete with brocaded patio beds for languishing and intimate cabanas for lounging. Resident artist, Amber Webber brought her performance art to the Shore inspired by ‘plein air’.
A Cerj LaLonde retrospective will also be on display in a soon to be announced location. Mr. Bernstein acquired the collection that has been on display at some of the world’s most renowned galleries and national museums from Paris to Morocco. Edward Bernstein, an innovative entrepreneur and father of twin daughters.
To r.s.v.p. for future Daniel Stanford installation’s ali@ artcierge.com
The By-Invitation-nly Rhianna Reveal and the debut and Kim K, ‘Uncensored’. Cocktail Gala , Friday, December 2 from 7 pm to 11pm was lulled by the ambient sounds of emerging DJ super star Subat direct from engagements in Los Angeles for a command performance at the Shore Club.
Host- Humanitarian Michelle Tidor donated all the proceeds to her foundation, ‘Michelle Tidor for Kid’s. Families Against Hit & Runs primiered the Public Service Announcement directed by Christian Johnston.
Shore Club, 1901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach 33139, Parking public two blocks north on Collins.
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For information regarding the Cerj Lalonde Exhibit contact Eddie Bernstein 561-445-1673 [email protected]
About Daniel Stanford: The large format paintings are a vision of alternative mythological figures that express inner beauty in a perfect storm of content and intent. Delving beyond the decadence of modern materialistic society his critically acclaimed masters are a con- temporized vision that inspires a transcendental frame of being. Informed by a higher spirit. Stanford draws a following of celebrity, VIP and high net worth collectors of fine art, “ states Ali Aliabadi, JD – Tehran and South Florida.
Founded in 2007 by Charles Coiner of Rock Garden Herbs, Steve Levine – World Getty Photographer and Steve Rossi, Esquire in association with VIPictres.com – Art Basil is at the very vanguard of culinary creativity formally in association with George Billis of Red Dot Fair before the recent passing on of the brand to another owner. Decidedly one of the world’s most jubilant & fresh gatherings of Distinguished Chefs paired with alluring libations, Wine & Spirits by master mixologists.
A unique culinary pop-up showcase presented by Art Basil X pays homage to the diversified cuisine and libations that defines South Florida as a global crossroads, exhibitors 2016 include Daniel Stanford and Cerj Lalonde.
Chefs & Culinary Masters Resat Aydin – Television Personality – Special Appearance on ‘Chopped’ TV- Mojito Café & Bar
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