AO On Site Photoset – Art Basel Miami Beach 2011: André Saraiva’s Le Baron opening night in Florida Room below Delano Hotel

November 30th, 2011

André Saraiva and Benjamin Moreau man the DJ Booth at Le Baron. All photos on site for Art Observed by Caroline Claisse.

Beyond the red velvet rope, André Saraiva’s Le Baron party went well in to the A.M. on the first night of Art Basel Miami Beach, tucked beneath the Delano hotel in the Florida room. The first of several nights out, Le Baron kicked off the exclusive endurance test of the South Beach party week, many of the parties invite only. Hence, though the party certainly filled up with a diverse crowd of dancers, the fair’s gallerist and gallery goers were not in yet in full force, likely saving themselves for the rest of the long week. Mingling and dancing throughout, behind the DJ booth at times, Saraiva is notorious for his international pop-up clubs. Le Baron Miami originally took place in the basement of the Shelborne, where this year Savaiva’s other party, Paris Paris will also be happening this week.

-S. Sveen