Art Basel powers on despite tired feet and hangovers galore because it's all in the name of Art! Here's what went down, who went where and what clothes came off over the weekend.
[Additional photos by Nick McGlynn for Scene B Seen].
NYC den of iniquity The Box took a trip down south, installing itself in Miami's Nikki Beach for a three day performance art series and dinner show. The amount of champagne circulating directly correlated to the level of debacle, as popping corks meant shedding clothes. Jason Binn, Christian Louboutin, George Wayne, Andre Balazs, Lorenzo Martone, Kipton Cronkite, Russell Simmons and the man behind the night naughtiness himself, Simon Hammerstein; caught the nudie trapezing and partying at this non-stop hot spot.
Party hosts included London's Tate Modern, KiptonART and WhiteWall.
[Below photos by Joe Schildhorn for PMc]. Fashion House Lanvin didn't let the nightlife steal the show, using the city bustle to their advantage for a boutique opening in Bal Harbour. Joining Executive Vice President Thierry Andretta for the debut were Derek Blasberg, Kipton Cronkite and Zev Eisenberg.
Donna Acocelli, Russell Acocelli
Kipton Cronkite, Zev Eisenberg, Thierry Andretta
Alex Koo, Shienni Houlzet, Valentine Uhovski, Ola Rei
Helena Mardasian, Natalia Lebezeva, Gina Gorelik
Regina Arriola, Lazaro Arias, Cecile Andrau, Shienni Houlzet, Kristopher Hegland, Angelica Caled
[Below photos by Billy Farrell for PMc]. Also on the fashion front, design team Victor & Rolf held a private dinner for guests including Diesel's Renzo Rosso, names doubles Dan Caten, Dean Caten and Andrew Andrew, Nadja Swarovski, Stefano Tonchi, Jean Pigozzi and Leigh Lezark at The Webster.
Dan Caten, Renzo Rossi, Dean Caten
Greg Krelenstein, Leigh Lezark, Laure Heriard Dubreuil, Geordon Nicol
Viktor Horsting, Rolf Snoeren, Marisol Patton, Gina Arcic
Ludivine Poiblanc, Fabien Baron, Cristiana Monfardini
Stefano Tonchi, Jean Pigozzi
In case you wanted a little more of a little less clothing, here's the Jordan Doner exhibit at 101.
[Below photos by Clint Spaulding for PMc]. Adding to the art and party excitement was the launch of art and fashion publication Visionaire 57 2010 at the Solarium at the Delano Hotel. Roland Mouret, Lorenzo Martone, Stefano Tonchi, Dan Caten, Dean Caten, Genevieve Jones, Derek Blasberg, Steven Rojas, KAWS and Lyle Lodwick caught this celebration, which included a live musical performance. The favorite combination of tunes and booze prompted quite the hands-in-the-air dance party.
Christopher Bollen, Lorenzo Martone, Stefano Tonchi
Dan Caten, Dean Caten, Chelsea Leyland, Pierre Hassan, Rekha Luther
Rita Ackermann, Aurel Schmidt, Kathy Grayson
Dani Morla, Mandy Brooks, Steven Rojas, Genevieve Jones
KAWS (Brian Donnelly), Danielle Levin, Roland Mouret
Sean Hanratty, Cyprien Gaillard, Cyprien Koudlam
[Below photos by Billy Farrell for PMc]. All that walking and dancing can really work up a thirst, so Joseph Altuzarra's private cocktail party at The Webster provided cocktails a plenty to quench the parch. Leigh Lezark, Derek Blasberg (in some lovely red harem pants), Stephanie LaCava and Sophia Lamar sipped as well.
Joseph Altuzarra, Laure Heriard Dubreuil, Frederic Dechnik
Aaron Young, Derek Blasberg
Joseph Altuzarra, Leigh Lezark, Geordon Nicol, Ana Khouri
Stephanie LaCava, Brian Weiss, Sophia Lamar
Lisa Lavora, Umindi Francis, Ana Khouri, Valentina Micchetti
[Below photos by Nick McGlynn for Scene B Seen]. And we certainly didn't forget that all this socializing and heavy hand of nightlife is in honor of one thing: art. Art Basel brings galleries and presentations from all over the globe to showcase to collectors, casual browsers and just the plain old curious; all while underscoring the local offerings of a vibrant, creative city. Below are a sampling of the countless works, a good example of the incredible gifts inspiring serious playtime.
Art Nova Galleries