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AO On Site – Miami Beach (final summary 1 of 2): Part 1, Random cell phone images of Art Basel Week Events and Parties

December 10th, 2012

Los Carpinteros  Güiro - On the Beach
Los Carpinteros  Güiro – Pop up bar on the Beach – All photos in this post by Art Observed

The events surrounding Art Basel Miami Beach have grown noticeably in the past few years, thankfully so has the pixel count in the latest issue cell phone cameras of our Art Observed staff on site (though some photos below seem to belie this capability). Below is a selection of some of the people, art, cars-as-art, parties and events we tweeted and instagrammed live during the week @ArtObserved, in case you missed it.

Azealia Banks
Azealia Banks at the Standard Hotel for Terrywood on Friday Night

Le Baron Pop Up
Le Baron Pop Up (Wednesday night) at Jelsomino, Miami Beach

Jose Parla and JR at the Standard
José Parlá and JR at the Standard

A$AP Rocky at the Delano Hole Party
A$ap Rocky at the Hole Party at the Delano Hotel Thursday Night

Floating Cinderblocks Nada Pool Party
Floating Cinderblocks in the hot tub at the Nada Pool Party Saturday Night

Buggatti at Rubell Collection
A Bernard Vernet Buggatti Grand Sport at Rubell Collection


Wednesday Night at David Lynch’s Club Silencio (out of London) pop up in the Delano Hotel
Sean Puffy Combs
Sean Puffy Combs at the main fair


Victoria Golembiovskayan of House of the Nobleman and The Guggenheim Europe’s Nic Iljine at the House of the Nobleman’s 1920’s themed event at a private home in collaboration with the Hole Gallery

Dita Von Teese
Dita von Teese performing

F. Stella BMW Design Miami
A 1976 BMW 3.0 CSL by Frank Stella at  Design Miami

Lord's South Beach
Desi Santiago’s Black Lords at Lord’s South Beach

Art Basel Conversations
Art Basel Conversations, Asia Focus

Chanel and art.sy beachside barbeque at Soho House
Chanel and art.sy beachside barbeque at Soho House

Mr. Brainwash - Private Viewing
Mr. Brainwash gave us a private viewing of his work at the Boulan Hotel Thursday night

Tom Sachs W Hotel
Tom Sachs sculpture at W Hotel

Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell at the main fair

Richard Prince Lemon Fizz
The ubiquitous Richard Prince Lemon Fizz Arizona Ice Tea can at Le Baron at The Pearl Saturday Night

Snarkitecture, Design Miami
Snarkitecture at Sunset, Design Miami

Miami Beach Transportation
Miami Beach Transportation

Asifs Guns
Primary Projects / Crooks & Castles presented “Asif’s Guns”, a pop-up installation in Wynwood, showcasing more than 300 firearms handcrafted from cardboard by Miami artist Asif Farooq

DJ Booth at Nada Pool Party
Winner of Art Observed’s Best Vehicular DJ Booth for 2012 at Nada’s Pool Party

Main Fair Little Girl Photographer
A new photographer recruit

Chamberlain at Botanical Gardens Miami
John Chamberlain sculpture at Botanical Gardens Miami


Jeffrey Deitch’s MoCA beach party featuring Peter Bjorn and John in concert at the Raleigh

Plugging In
Plugging in at the fair

W Party Art Basel Miami Beach
amFAR’s party at the Soho Beach House Thursday Night

Will Ryman Botanical Park
Will Ryman sculpture at the Botanical Park

Lamp at Journal Gallery Afterparty - Hotel Victor
A local edition jellyfish lamp at Journal Gallery afterparty at the Hotel Victor, Saturday Night


After party with Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth for KURT at the James Hotel Thursday night

Blah, Blah, Blah
“Blah, Blah, Blah ..” by Mel Bochner


Visionaire’s party at the SLS


Alchemist Party for Kitsune at the 1111 Lincoln Road a Herzog De Muron Designed Parking Garage the band is DWNTWN

Pharrell and Craig Robbins
Pharrell and Craig Robbins at Design Miami


Le Baron’s Thursday night popup at Orchid Circus in the design district


Sunset at the Standard Hotel Sunday night at Le Baron’s BBQ

-V. Artzimovich

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