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Matador charging into Miami Beach
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Superstar French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is expanding in Miami with The Matador, an oceanfront supper club in Ian Schraeger's new Miami Beach Edition Hotel and residences, Side Dish has learned. Guests at the hotel at 2901 Collins Ave.

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Soul Of Miami Art Basel Miami Beach | Art Asia Was Haunting
By Kenneth Storey
Now in its fifth year, Art Asia is a highly selective showcase of best of established and emerging contemporary artists from throughout Asia. While the show during Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 had many stunning pieces, the ones we call ...

Nazarian Buys South Beach Hotel | Los Angeles Business Journal
Edelstein also owns a hotel in the neighborhood, the W South Beach. ... Stake in SBE · Nazarian Shops New York, Revamps in Miami Beach · Not So Hotspots ...

Rachel Zoe & Her Sweetie On The Sand
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Rachel Zoe and Skyler were seen walking on the beach in Miami, Fl. on Sunday (December 23). Wearing a long black dress she was seen carrying her fedora and Skyler's shoes while following her tot around. She also shared a photo of her husband Rodger ...


Miami Beach homes face teardown or preservation

In Miami Beach, homes face teardown frenzy or preservationist zeal - 12/22/2012 | " . . . Shuffield said that since January, a little more than 10 percent of Miami Beach homes sales have been single-family homes. That’s 243 dwellings, out of which 119 were built before 1945. Shuffield said the buyers who purchased those are often Europeans interested in second homes. He said speculators are once again looking at homes, but few are purchasing right now. “Single-family homes on the Beach have become collector’s items because there are just so few of them now,” he said, doubting that stronger preservation laws would have any impact on the market. But with nearly 2,500 pre-1942 homes left on Miami Beach, that leaves a lot of room for friction with homeowners if the Miami Design Preservation League aggressively pursues its new agenda. Kinerk, the league official, said one of founder Barbara Baer Capitman’s last directives before dying in 1990 was that the league should focus on preserving single-family homes. He said that while cities like Coral Gables have crafted laws to do so, so far Miami Beach has failed. “We have failed Barbara’s directive so far,” he said. “It’s embarrassing.” Kinerk said the league will act quickly to try and designate residential homes historic in order to try and avoid after-the-fact fights like the ongoing battle with the Hochsteins. He said an important home worth saving should be protected regardless.“When should we act?” he asked. “When they’re all gone?”


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Highlights of Art Basel Miami Beach 2012

The Highlights of Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 : Architectural Digest: "After a nonstop week of art fairs, celebratory dinners, and late-night revelry, the crowds have cleared from Miami Beach. So what caught our attention? The answer, in a word, is tons. At the main attraction, Art Basel Miami Beach, some 250 established and emerging galleries showed works by more than 2,000 artists in total, resulting in a diverse, inspiring, and at times, yes, overwhelming array. Wandering a brightly lit convention center for hours can make everything start to blur together, so it’s a mark of high quality that so much stood out—from Salon 94’s display of kinetic sculptures by Jon Kessler to Laura Owens’s colorful, abstract paintings exhibited by Gavin Brown to Mai-Thu Perret’s acrylic confections on carpet at David Kordansky Gallery. . . ."


Seattleites look for success at Miami art fairs

Seattleites look for success at Miami art fairs | The Arts | The Seattle Times: "When the Affordable Art Fair visited Seattle Center last month, the organizers were keen to point out that our city had not hosted an art fair for many years. So imagine this: Last weekend, in the adjoining cities of Miami and Miami Beach, which even between them have a smaller population than Seattle, you could have visited any one of 24 art fairs all happening at the same time. What these fairs showed almost exclusively, and sold in huge quantities, was modern and contemporary art, or art of the 20th and 21st centuries. As a rule of thumb, the newer the art is, the more of it you’ll find in Miami. At the heart of all of this activity is what many in the art world consider the largest and most important art fair in the world — Art Basel Miami Beach (ABMB), which comprises temporary booths occupied by 250 of the world’s most successful galleries and attracted 70,000 visitors over five days. . . ."


Calder meditation in 28 seconds and Jerry Saltz on art criticism

calder: meditation in 28 seconds from robertorovira on Vimeo.

Art Basel Miami Beach Calder installation video.

ARTLURKER › Jerry Saltz on the future of art criticism, Miami, secrets to success and comedians"The effects of the onslaught of Art Basel Miami Beach have been widely discussed among locals in the art community as both a blessing and a curse. Based on your previous discussion on art fairs in general and their relationship to artists and art-making what are some of the positive and negative/ social and economic ramifications of this kind of event on a relatively young art community?
JS: Ok, Art Basel Miami Beach: good for emerging artists, good for the blood, good for parties and touching antennae and having a good time. How can it be bad, if you have the entire volunteer army of the art world at your doorstep? To say it’s a bad thing is being ungenerous. Even as f___ked up as things have gotten, as horrendous as the equation between capital and quality has become within this system. . . ."

“More on Miami – I’ve heard complaints from a lot of local artists about the void in Miami after Art Basel. Is it a viable place for an artist to work and hope to enjoy some success beyond our swamps and beaches? Is New York still the Shangri-La of the art world?”
JS: In Miami you can have a life, a studio and afford to work. Wherever you are, an artist needs to test your ideas out on strangers on a regular basis. If you move to New York you won’t die, you’ll live in a sh-t hole, and you will have an inner life, but your outer life will die. In Miami, you can have an outer life and an inner life. I have no outer life, which is why I look the way I do. But I wouldn’t change it for the world.(Jerry’s concept of the inner life refers to artistic practices and time spent thinking, talking and working, while the outer life could possibly include everything else.) 
So what’s better? Do you have to move to New York to get rich and famous? I don’t know… it helps. I have two secrets. I am going to tell you the second one first. I have very thick skin. I never take criticism personally because I know that there is probably a grain of truth to it. Even though it hurts, I always address them back. If you’re writing to be loved, then you’ve got trouble. I’ve never been asked to write for Artforum and they would never ask me to either. My voice would make no sense there. The first secret is energy. Put yourself out there and produce, produce, produce. I have no degree (except my three honorary PhDs), and started in my forties, I’m a late bloomer. But I just put myself out there every day."


Film and Video at Art Fairs

DISCUSSION: Moving Image Spotlight Panel: Film and Video at Art Fairs from Safiniart on Vimeo.
This panel discussion is brought to you by Safiniart.

International art fairs have increasingly become where many art galleries make a significant amount of their annual sales, and yet with their wide open spaces and regional differences in technological equipment or power sources, fairs can present challenges to the art gallery that wishes to exhibit film and video at these important selling opportunities. “Film and Video at Art Fairs” brings together organizers of some of the most popular art fairs in the world to discuss the logistical and commercial challenges of presenting and selling film and video art at the fairs, including Amanda Coulson (Artistic Director, VOLTA); Michael Hall (Managing Director, The Armory Show); Elizabeth Dee / Jayne Drost Johnson (Co-Founder/Co-Director, INDEPENDENT); and David Gryn (Director & Founder of Artprojx) who has curated moving image projects for art fairs such as Art Basel Miami Beach. The discussion will be moderated by video and performance artist Janet Biggs.


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