Art Basel Miami 2017 Rundown

December 12, 2017


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This year many celebrities such as, Cardi B. Adrina Lima, Cindy Crawford and Paris Hilton attended Art Basel.

Art Basel Miami is an art showcase where many accomplished and talented artists from all over the world come together to display their pieces of modern and contemporary art. The weekend has a variation of fashion shows, art shows, and parties. The Miami Beach Convention Center hosts the main show where many artists from all over the world setup galleries to showcase their art. At night, the city is full of life. Hotels host evening events for artists and designers to attend. These hotel parties are exclusive and guests must pay before hand to be put on a list to enter.

Photo Credits: Nina Traviesa (used with permission)
The streets are decorated and there is art on every corner. All of the trees are wrapped in silver streamers.

The shows are weekend long events, beginning on Dec. 8 and ending on Dec. 10.

Private Day (invitation only) Vernissage (invitation only) Public Days (open to all)
Wednesday, Dec 6, 11am-8pm Thursday, Dec 7, 11am-3pm
  • Thursday, Dec 7, 3pm-8pm
  • Friday, Dec 8, 12 noon-8pm
  • Saturday, Dec 9, 12 noon-8pm
  • Sunday, Dec 10, 12 noon-6pm

A small handful of the artists attending are as listed:

Photo Credits: Nina Traviesa (used with permission)
Plensa’s main trademark is the use of letters within his sculptures.
  • Olafur Eliasson is a Danish artist also known for sculptures and large-sclae installations
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This installation is called the “The Rhombic Solar Surface.”
  • Cruz Diez is a Venezuelan artist. Diez is considered to be a “master of color and line.” His work has titled him one of the greatest artistic innovators. 
Photo Credits: Nina Traviesa (used with permission)
Believed to be one of the greatest figures of kinetic art.

Art Basel also incorporates the fashion world. Listed below are a few designers.

  • Angel Sanchez is a Venezuelan fashion designer who specializes in evening gowns and bridal couture
  • Sanchez also is a partnering member of Sanchez+Coleman Studio, an interior design firm
Photo Credits: Nina Traviesa (used with permission)
Sanchez has dressed many celebrities such as Giselle Bundchen, Beyonce, and Sandra Bullock.
  • Nicolas Felizola is also a Venezuelan fashion designer known for his very unique artistic vision. Felizola has been awarded, “The Best Designer of Miami Fashion Week” twice.  
Photo Credits: Nina Traviesa (used with permission)
The chair was also designed by Felizola.
  • Felder Felder is a London based fashion label launched by identical twin sisters, Annette and Daniela Felder. The brand is known for feminine rock and roll aesthetic. 
Photo Credits: Nina Traviesa (used with permission)
The brand has been recognized by Rihana, Gwyneth Paltrow and more.


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