On Saturday night, security was tighter than usual at Soho House Miami, as guests ducked through three checkpoints and braved a narrow elevator just to reach their first glass of champagne.
The 11th edition of Art Basel is the most prestigious art show in America. More than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will take part, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The exhibiting galleries are among the world’s most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers. Special exhibition sections feature young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art.
And every year, a greater number of art collectors, artists, dealers, curators, critics and art enthusiasts from around the world participate in Art Basel – the favorite winter meeting place for the international art world.
Jay-Z and Beyonce joined their A-List pals in Miami this past weekend to scope out the creative pieces at the annual Art Basel festival. The couple was photographed hanging at The Standard Hotel for a show, while Beyonce posted some addition flicks with herself and Kelly Rowland on her Tumblr account.
The model Olga Sorokina’s black beaded peplum got caught on DJ Chelsea Leyland’s white lace top, while young designers Jonathan Simkhai and Esteban Cortazar stood back-to-back without even knowing it.
Meanwhile, art entrepreneur Kipton Cronkite stood protectively by several large paintings, inspired by Chloé’s fashion archive and created by emerging artists chosen by Cronkite himself.
According to The YBF, Jay and Bey attended the show and screening for José Parlá & JR’s book “The Wrinkles of the City, Havana, Cuba. To commemorate the release, José Parlá built an interactive installation, which was called Cafécito Neptuno and included Cuban food to bring it all to life.
When she wasn’t hanging with Jay, Beyonce spent time with Kelly Rowland and her mother Tina Knowles, checking out the art on display, and the 31-year-old star shared the moments with her fans via Tumblr.