A Guide to Miami Art Basel 2016

A Guide to Miami Art Basel 2016

Known for his faultless taste, art dealer and curator Jeffrey Deitch reveals the galleries, hotels, and hotspots he’ll be frequenting in the Magic City during Art Basel this December.

Known for his faultless taste, art dealer and curator Jeffrey Deitch reveals the galleries, hotels, and hotspots he’ll be frequenting in the Magic City during Art Basel this December.

Miami Beach

The beach itself is still the best part of Miami Beach. I start every day there with a run on the sand.

miamiandbeaches.com

Lincoln Road Mall

Designed by the great architect Morris Lapidus in 1960, Lincoln Road Mall is brilliant, radical, and still inspiring with its futuristic vision. When there, visit Books & Books for its very well-edited selection of new releases.

lincolnroadmall.com

Faena Hotel

A remarkable fantasy realized by Alan Faena and Ximena Caminos, the Faena Hotel has the aesthetics of tango, which are fused with 1930s Hollywood and vintage Miami Beach. You’re part of their sensuous fantasy world when you step inside. faena.com

Wynwood Walls

I initiated this outdoor museum of street art with the late visionary developer Tony Goldman in 2009. Tony’s daughter Jessica continues the project, expanding and enhancing it every year. It has become immensely influential and there are now at least 60 Wynwood Walls–inspired street-art projects around the world.

thewynwoodwalls.com

Rubell Family Collection, Margulies Collection, de la Cruz Collection

These remarkable private collections, each open to the public, are among the most exciting places in the world to see great works of contemporary art and have introduced a new model of how to share art with the public. Every year I discover new talent there.

rfc.museum, margulieswarehouse.com, delacruzcollection.org

Delano South Beach Hotel

Philippe Starck’s beautiful renovation of the Art Moderne classic still looks fresh. My cousins owned the hotel prior to its renovation and I have great memories of my visits in the 1970s—the big event in those days was not Art Basel, but the spectacular Passover seders celebrated in the enormous lobby.

morganshotelgroup.com/delano

Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish Market

Garcia’s is the most authentic fish restaurant on the bank of the Miami River. You know that a restaurant is good when you see the police eating there.

garciasmiami.com

Damien Hirst, 'Gone but not Forgotten,' 2014 at the Faena Hotel

Art Basel Miami Beach runs December 1 through 4, 2016 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. For more information, visit artbasel.com/miami-beach

Credits:

Damien Hirst, Gone But Not Forgotten, 2014, variable dimensions, Courtesy Damien Hirst and Faena Hotel ©Damien Hirst and Science Ltd

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