Art Basel 2010 Galleries: Playboy Gets Naked For Art, Paper Honors Shepard Fairey

by Mara Siegler · December 6, 2010

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Basel came and went in a flurry of art, sunshine, and of course, parties. Playboy did what it does best and celebrated the female figure, Paper Magazine brunched while Interview and LVMH held a dinner. Meanwhile, I/D enjoyed the view of the bay from the Mondrian. Take a look below at pictures!

PLAYBOY Art Salon: Nude is Muse

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Playboy presented Nude is Muse at the Standard Miami on behalf of Aaron Baker, Lorna Donohoe, Brooke Geahan, Jimmy Jellinek & Neville Wakefield.  A number of artists including Lola Schnabel, Vanessa Beecroft, Marco Brambilla,  Scott Campbell, Sante D'Orazio, Kembra Pfahler, Terence Koh, Ryan McGinness and more translated their work on the bodies of nude models. Glenn O'Brien also gave a short speech.

Paper Magazine & AOL Brunch

shepard fairey

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Paper Magazine and AOL held brunch overlooking the bay at the Mondrian Hotel. Shepard Fairey, who became a household name due to the ubiquitous Obama HOPE posters during the Presidential campaign, was honored for guest editing the mag's November issue.

Interview Magazine and Belvedere Vodka

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Interview, Silvia Venturini Fendi and LVMH hosted an intimate dinner for all the artsy beautiful people at The Agua Rooftop Solarium at Delano.  After the meal, guests continued their evening with Interview and MoMA PS1 at the Water Salon at Delano. Artist Mariah Robertson performed.

Opening of I/D's This Time in America

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Charlotte Ronson hosted I/D's Opening of This Time in America at the Sunset Lounge at the Mondrian. This was Part 1 of the exhibit and featured a number of award-winning photographers and photojournalists who captured diverse segments of American Society.