GofG's Party Guide To Art Basel Miami Beach 2010!

by guestofaguest · November 30, 2010

[Mk Olsen hangs out at Interview party at Art Basel in Miami last year]

Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the world's most prestigious art shows, is almost here (Dec 2-5th).  But no one said you had to be an art fanatic to head down south this week. Besides the amazing warm weather, the art festival is known for its array of special exhibitions, artistic crossovers and collaborations and of course...the parties. Here's our guide to the week of sun, fun and celebrations.

[All GofG Art Basel Coverage]

-Tue, November 30

US Sea Launch of The Acquariva When: Tue, November 30, 5pm-8pm Where: The Standard Hotel, 40 Island Ave, Miami Beach, FL Details: Kick off the week with Andre Balazs and Marc Newson

-Official Art Basel Opening Party When: Tuesday, November 30th, 5pm-8pm Where: W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Ave Miami, FL Details: Private opening party to start the week

MOCA & Vanity Fair International Art Basel Opening When: Tue, November 30, 7pm-9pm Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, NE 125th St, Miami, FL Details: Private opening party hosted by Vanity fair and the Museum of Contemporary Art

-Gateano Pesce Launch with Melissa Shoes When: Tue, November 30, 7pm-9pm Where: The Webster, 1220 Collins Ave, South Beach Miami, FL Details: Launch party for the Italian architect's line for Melissa Shoes

Wed, December 1

"Priests" Photography Exhibition Opening Party When: Wed, December 1, 9pm-12am Where: Water Salon at Delano, 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL Details: Delano and A Milk Gallery Project present an exhibition by Sante D'Orazio

Tom Binns Exhibition & Cocktail Party When: Wed, December 1, 11am-4pm Where: The Webster, 1220 Collins Ave, Miami, FL Details: Invite only party for the jewelry designer's latest creations

W & Guess by Marciano at Arkadia When: Wed, December 1, 10pm-2am Where: Arkadia, 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL Details: Music by Paul Sevigny

Alchemist When: Wed, December 1, 9pm-Midnight Where: Alchemist, 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami, FL Details: Invite only party with video installations by Josephine Meckseper and music by Johnny the Boy.

Steve Martin Book Reading When: Wed, December 1, 6pm-9pm Where: W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Ave, Miami, FL Details: Reception for Steve Martin's latest book, An Object of Beauty

Thu, December 2

Tomas Maier presents Lisa Eisner, Delfina Delettrez, and Nymphenburg Porcelain When: Thu, December 2, 4-6 pm Where: Tomas Maier 170 NE 40th St, Miami Details: "Psychonaut" photographs by Lisa Eisner, Jewelry by Delettrez and animals by Nymphenburg.

Icons & Legends Steve Kaufman Art Exhibit When: Thu, December 2, 5pm-8pm Where: Nikki Beach, Miami, FL Details: Ticketed event hosting the pop art pieces of the former assistant to Andy Warhol

Taking my Talents to South Beach by Nic*Rad When: Thu, December 2, 3pm-4pm Where: 2214 North Miami Ave, Miami, FL Details: Part of the #rank project

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Swarovski Crystal Palace Book Signing When: Thu, December 2, 6pm-8pm Where: The Webster, 1220 Collins Ave, Miami, FL Details: Book signing with Nadja Swarovski

Camper & Marti Guixe When: Thu, December 2, 7pm-9pm Where: 1006 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL Details: Party celebrating the collaboration between Camper & industrial designer Marti Guixe

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La Mer & Fantom Magazine Exhibition When: Thu, December 2, 7pm-9pm Where: The Webster, 1220 Collins Ave, Miami, FL Details: Private party hosted by the arts magazine

MoMA PS1 and INTERVIEW Magazine Party When: Thu, December 2, 9:30pm-1am Where: Water Salon at Delano Hotel, 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach Details: Celebrate with Richard Chang, Klaus Biesenbach, Christopher Bollen, with a special performance and cocktails provided by Belvedere

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Opening of I/D's This Time in America: Part I When: Thu, December 2, 10pm-1am Where: Sunset Lounge at Mondrian, 1100 West Ave Miami Beach, FL Details:Hosted by Charlotte Ronson with music by little bro Alexander

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New Dealers Art Alliance (NADA) Fair Opening Party When: Thu, December 2, 8pm-10pm Where: Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL Details: Hi-lo invite only opening party with its posh neighbor, Canyon Ranch.

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Assume Vivid Astro Focus When: Thu, December 2, 6pm-Midnight Where: Goldman Projects, 222 Northwest 26th Street, Miami, FL Details: Experience a party within a warehouse decorated with five “acid flashbacks” murals.

Fendi Casa After Party When: Thu, December 2, 11pm-1am Where: Coco Deville, 2377 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL

Maybach Dinner for Julian Schnabel When: Thu, December 2, 8pm Where: Invite Only Details: Charity auction of five works by Julian Schnabel

FriendsWithYou hosted by Shepard Fairey When: Thu, December 2, 8pm--11pm Where: 140 Northeast 39th Street, Miami, FL Details: Enter a “Rainbow City” consisting of tree-size inflatable sculptures. Pharrell Williams is set to perform at the Paper Mag & AOL hosted event with a live performance by NERD and DJ Mia Moretti

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-Little Bear Press Party at The Standard When: Thu, December 2, 6pm-8pm Where: The Standard Hotel & Spa, 40 Island Ave, Miami Beach, FL Details: Celebrate Little Bear Press and the 10th Anniversary of the All American Book Series

Charlotte Ronson with BlackBook When: Thu, December 2, 11pm Where: Set, 320 Lincoln Road Details: Hosted by Charlotte Ronson and Matt Levine with United Nude there will be DJ sets by John Keefe of BoyslikeGirls and The Chainsmokers.

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Fri, December 3

Evolution (Megaplex) by Marco Brambilla Presentation When: Fri, December 3, 6:30pm-9pm Where: The Standard Hotel & Spa, 40 Island Ave, Miami Beach, FL Details: Presentation on the evolution of the world through scences from iconic Hollywood movies in 3D -

Assouline Art Game Show When: Fri, December 3, 8pm-10pm Where: Water Salon at Delano, 1685 Collins Ave, South Beach Miami, FL Details: Launch for David Rosenberg's Art Game book

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Asi Cymbal, Enrique Norten and Vogue Latino invite you to reception and preview of NE40th When: Fri, December 3, 11am-1pm (light brunch) Where: 81 NE 40th Street, Miami Details: NE40th is a forthcoming mixed use development designed by renowned architect Enrique Norten, combining retail, restaurants, and public art in the heart of Miami's Design district

ArtNexus Annual Art Basel Party When: Fri, December 3, 9pm-2am Where: ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa, 295 Collins Ave, Miami, FL Details: Invite only party sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka

Martin Margulies Party for Brian Alfred When: Fri, December 3, 7pm-10pm Where: Vita Miami Details: Private party sponsored by Edward III Absinthe in tribute to artist Brian Alfred

Heroes & Villains Show When: Fri, December 3, 9pm-1am Where: 1701 Sunset Harbor Dr, Loft 501, Miami Beach, FL Details: Featuring artists Leonardo Hidalgo and Harif Guzman

Visionaire 59 Fairytale Event When: Fri, December 3, 10:30pm-1am Where: W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Ave, Miami, FL Details: Hosted by Stephen Gan, Cecilia Dean and Derek Blasberg

GrandLife & Zing Magazine present Le Baron Miami When: Fri, December 3, 11pm-5am Where: Florida Room Delano Hotel, Miami Beach Details: Also the after party for Chi Chi Menedez's Exhibit. The US premiere of Bla Bla Bla. Music also by Mike Nouveau and Mandy Brooks.

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Sat, December 4

Paper Magazine & AOL Brunch When: Sat, December 4, 12pm-2pm Where: South Studio at Mondrian, 1100 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL Details: In honor of Shepard Fairey, guest editor of Paper's Art Issue

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Playboy Art Salon: Nude is Muse When: Sat, December 4, 8:30pm Where: The Standard Hotel, 40 Island Avenue, Miami, FL Details: Invite only dinner party.-

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CHLOE Spring 2011 Fashion Show When: Sat, December 4, 7pm-9pm Where: Tiki Bar at Soho Beach House, 5 Collins Ave, Miami, FL Details: Invite only show followed by cocktail party

Not an Art Party When: Sat, December 4, 8:30pm-10:30pm Where: Lords Hotel South Beach, 1120 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL Details: Party hosted by Not a Gallery to close Art Basel Miami Beach 2010

Babes in Toyland Artbasel When: Sat, December 4, 7pm-10pm Where: Miami Beach Marina aboard the Ocean Models Yacht, South Beach, FL Details: Hosted by new modeling agency Ocean Models Miami

MoMA Junior Associates Party When: Sat, December 4, 7pm Where: Mondrian, Miami, FL Details: DJ sets by Mia Moretti

SCOPE Miami Official Afterparty When: Sat, December 4, After show Where: Louis 2325 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL Details: Louis celebrates the official after party for Scote Miami. In collaboration with Tokion's Factory, sounds by Derek Walin & DJ Konflikt.

Mr. X & BlackBook Present The Brothers Macklovitch When: Sat, December 4, 10pm-2am Where: 697 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL Details: Also music by Blu Jemz and others

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Sunday, December 5th

I Art NY Party by GrandLife Presents, White Wall Mag & The Hole When: Sun, December 5, 10pm-5am Where: Coc de Ville, 2377 Collins Ave, South Beach, FL Details: Hosted by The Art Dossier with music by the Chainsmokers, Mike Nouveau, Harley Newton Vikas & Ted Gushue. Open bar from 10-12.