Friday, December 4, 2009

Day 1: Miami Art Basel 2009 Coverage, Thursday, Dec. 3rd

Our founder, Kipton Cronkite, has been asked to provide local coverage on "How to Basel" for local Beach Channel TV on a story looking at a New Yorker's perspective on Art Basel. We headed directly down to the public displayed "Oceanfront" exhibit, which was being held on the Beach. The purpose of the space is to present works of art that are either performance or media related.

Following the visit to the Oceanfront, we headed to the high class Whitney party on the beautiful docks of The Standard Hotel (after chowing down sliders at the Raleigh). The Whitney, a favored museum of Kipton's, was honoring the upcoming Biennial and co-curator Gary Carrion-Murayari with hosts Brooke Garber Neidich, Beth Rudin DeWoody, and Adam D. Weinberg. Though the setting was gorgeous, the atmosphere was stuffy and I'm not referencing the humidity; perhaps the lack of music made it uninviting. However, friendly familiar faces were seen such as Lisa Anastos, Anastasia Rogers, Suzanne and Bob Cochran, tennis player John McEnroe, Andre Balazs, Joanne Cassullo, New York party girl Sophia Lamar and 2002 Biennial photographer Vera Lutter.

The Miami Basel coverage continues in the KiptonART Online Magazine!
Kipton Cronkite Approved!
Image: Kipton Cronkite beside a towering origami structure

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