From 5 feet long fish that fair goers float in the air, machine guns made of typewriters,an oh so chic champagne spout from Moet, to stunning paintings, jewelry and furniture —– the WOWs I found, Art Basel Miami 2017. Here’s a photo gallery of the creative, clever, fun, or beautiful (or all four) from various art fairs, the Design District, and Design Miami.
A serious departure for the tending to the traditional Burberry: leather totes with street art, personalized in store in the Design District.
Shanghai import Spin, recently opened in the Design District. Contemporary yet classic vessels and tableware, are elegant in their quiet simplicity. I bought one of their pieces on my last trip there and had hoped to buy more, but couldn’t ship them home. Problem resolved now!
Leave it up to Moet et Chandon to invent a chic and practical spout to drink your individual bottle of their bubbly.
“Hope”, beaded and embroidered soft sculpture made with an antique kimono by Eri Imamura, La Lanta gallery. Seen at Art Miami.
Underwood Red, a machine gun crafted from a typewriter by Eric Nado at COA Galerie, Pulse Art Fair.
The new Bass museum is a jewel. The new design is much more user and art friendly, and this exhibit by Ugo Rondinone is a standout. Called “Vocabulary of Solitude, it’s 24 clowns representing various states of being, senses, everyday activities. Notice the feet and the hands of the clowns. Illusion or reality? A friend thought the oversize lightbulb in the room might turn on and the clowns would come to life!
Work by Richard Prince at the popup of you-can-always-count-on-a-top-show from Gagosian Gallery and Jeffrey Deitsch in the Design District. Inkjet and acrylic on canvas, Heavy, 2006.
Work by one of the living great artists of our time, Anselm Kiefer, at Margulies gallery.
Sensual sofa by Demisch Danant at Design Miami.
Interactive exhibit of 5 foot long fish that float in the air. Great fun! Pilar Corrias gallery, Art Basel.
One of the Objets Nomades collection of Louis Vuitton. Inspired by the city of Miami, the Campana Brothers’ Bomboca Sofa in shades of blue and turquoise made its worldwide debut at Design Miami.
Rock crystal, jade and lapis lazuli Art Nouveau clock from Siegelson, Design Miami.
Diamond buckle necklace with rubies by Paul Flato, “jeweler to the stars” at Seligson, Design Miami.