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Israeli Artist Eva Lanska via 360 MAGAZINE.

Eva Lanska

Live and Breathe the Film Industry: Israeli’s Star Artist Eva Lanska’s take on the Film Industry and NFT Spaces

The NFT space is a haven for art lovers and artists all over the world. Our recent conversation with the Israeli star Eva Lanska provides an intimate understanding of her experience in the NFT space and the film industry. Being an Israeli film director and artist,  she sells and promotes her work in the NFT space while also working as a film director in her Tel Aviv studio. Eva claims that film direction and art have been her passions since the age of seven, but it has taken her twenty years to realize her dream. She discusses her struggles as a female director and artist, highlighting the challenges she has faced in the industry. “Art, film, this is what we choose, these are our lives, one day the door will open and we will become who we want to be, and we will take our place,” she encourages women in the industry. Eva reveals that she does not come from an influential family of Hollywood personalities and as such, she has had to work her way into the Hollywood family.

The story behind the exceptional woman reveals the reality in Hollywood. “If you do not come from a famous Hollywood family, you have to work extra hard to get noticed in the industry…because the Hollywood inner circle is a very small, closely knit family,” Eva states. “Before getting noticed, one has to live and breathe Hollywood,” she confesses. We all admire the stunning Israeli artist for navigating the difficult path into Hollywood’s inner circle. “Talent is simply not enough, knowledge is not enough; you must become one with the community,” Eva says, possibly the most candid advice she has for people trying to make it in the entertainment industry.

The conversation quickly shifts to the NFT space and what it means to artists around the world. Eva describes the NFT space as a platform that offers artists the freedom of expression. At first, she finds it intimidating, particularly as a woman new to the platform. It becomes even more intimidating for her when she meets award-winning scholars, but she overcomes her fears and eventually establishes a reputable name in the industry. Eva also expresses her dissatisfaction with the platform’s marginalization of women, claiming that their projects often take longer to be approved or funded. “We can only go forward, never look back, and we are gonna go till we achieve,” she encourages women in the industry. “Stopping, giving up is not an option,” she adds, “we have to keep going and moving forward.”

Miami Art Week is a celebration and appreciation of the world’s best art collections, it is no surprise that Eva Lanska’s collection is featured. The NFT exhibition will display some of Eva’s large-scale sculptures and paintings, along with Michael Benisty, WhIsBe, Noah Becker, Lauren Baker, Maxim Zhestkov, and more, at the Bagatelle Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Photographic works from Lanska’s Gematria collection and The Existential Choice are featured exclusively at the NFT event. For the opening event, Eva collaborated with SmartMedia to produce a special limited edition (1000) NFT from her Gematria series called Gematria 596. She proudly describes this piece as a symbol of purity. Eva’s art is celebrated for the messages it conveys, she has previously used art to address gender equality and societal injustices. This event serves as a reminder of the powerful woman Eva Lanska is and how her art will leave a lasting impression on the world.

Gematria by EVA LANSKA via 360 MAGAZINE.
Gematria by EVA LANSKA via 360 MAGAZINE.
The Existential Choice by Eva Lanska via 360 MAGAZINE.
The Existential Choice by Eva Lanska via 360 MAGAZINE.
AMEX (inside crocodile coach men's wallet) and RESY promo at Art Basel in Miami via 360 MAGAZINE.

RESY × AMEX

Resy and American Express hosted multiple dining experiences during Art Week in Miami, including a series with Massimo Bottura, Missy Robbins, and Mashama Bailey with original art by Phillip K. Smith III; Gallery Day to Feature Food by Michael Solomonov.

Starting November 29th, Resy and American Express will host a series of dining events in Miami to provide Resy users and American Express Card Members with exclusive chef and restaurant access during one of Miami’s busiest weeks. Massimo Bottura, Michael Solomonov, Missy Robbins, and Mashama Bailey are among the chefs. Garden of Reflections, an original site-specific art installation commissioned for Resy and American Express’ Design District pop-up, will be unveiled by artist Phillip K. Smith III.

Reservations for the top chef dinner series are available exclusively to Global Dining Access by Resy members. Reservations for Smith’s art and food by Zahav Chef-Owner Michael Solomonov will be free and open to all Resy users.

Reservations went live on November 9th at 10 a.m. EST HERE.

Resy and American Express announced plans to celebrate the intersection of food, art, and culture during Miami Art Week with a four-day pop-up in the Design District led by Michelin and James Beard Award-winning chefs and renowned artist Phillip K. Smith III, as well as special events at some of the city’s most popular restaurants.

“Miami is one of Resy’s fastest-growing markets and such an exciting restaurant city,” said Alex Lee, CEO of Resy and VP of American Express Dining. “During Art Basel week, when we see reservation demand in Miami spike, we’ll supercharge what Resy is known for: guiding you to and helping you get into the best restaurants.” The Design District pop-up will feature restaurants and chefs in Resy’s Global Dining Access* program. Intimate dinners will be prepared by Massimo Bottura (Tues., Nov. 29), Missy Robbins (Thurs., Dec. 1) and Mashama Bailey (Fri., Dec. 2) as well as a gallery day (Wed., Nov. 30) with food and drinks by Michael Solomonov. The pop-up will also feature the return of American Express presents SAVOR & SOUL, a unique dining experience celebrating Black chefs and culture with a menu curated by Mashama Bailey. In addition, Resy will host special events at popular Miami restaurants COTE Miami, Joe’s Stone Crab, and Mandolin Aegean Bistro for Global Dining Access Members.

Global Dining Access by Resy is a dining program that grants eligible American Express Card Members access to 500+ top restaurants in the United States and around the world. The ability to book exclusive reservation slots, Priority Notify at all Resy restaurants, and invitations to exclusive events are among the benefits.

“Art has always been my passion, together with music, poetry, fast cars and motorcycles, and of course food” said Massimo Bottura, Chef Patron of Osteria Francescana and Founder of Food for Soul. “When we are able to put together all these things and create an amazing event I am always on. It is the only way you can transmit emotions. I can’t wait to come in Miami again. It’s all about emotions.”

“Food, culture and art are so intricately linked and I am thrilled to be partnering with American Express and Resy to bring this exciting experience to guests in Miami,” said Chef Michael Solomonov, Chef and Owner of Zahav and five-time James Beard Foundation award-winner.

“Miami is such a lively and vibrant city, rich in Caribbean culture,” said Mashama Bailey, Chef and Co-Owner of The Grey. “We are excited to showcase dishes rooted in these cultures and cook for people who love art and beauty, and who have a discerning eye and palate – it is always a welcomed challenge.”

“I am excited to be a part of an event that brings the world of food and art together,” said Missy Robbins, Chef and Owner of Lilia, Misi and MISIPASTA. “It is a great opportunity to showcase our form of expression outside of the four walls of our restaurants and to introduce our food and hospitality to international and local guests.” Phillip K. Smith III, a desert-based artist from Southern California, was commissioned to create a site-specific art installation for the Resy and American Express gallery in the Design District. Garden of Reflections is a collection of reflective columnar sculptures that react to their immediate surroundings: the sun, clouds, treetops, and architecture during the day, and the action of the dining experience at night. Smith most recently displayed 120 Degree Arc East Southeast, a 500-foot-long reflective installation located on the beach in the Faena Arts District, at Art Basel Miami 2017.

Art Basel brings a lot of weight, of course,” says Phillip K. Smith III, “I was intrigued by the challenge of providing artwork for a space that will operate as a gallery by day and a restaurant by night. And so, I’ve created Garden of Reflections, an artwork that will reflect and collage the movement and action of the space across its varied surfaces while changing perceptually from day to night.”

The partnership between Smith, Resy and American Express was facilitated by UAP who connects artists to opportunities in the public/private realm and supports their design and fabrication needs. UAP works across curation and installation to bring the most unique creativity to life, with projects ranging from Desert X AlUla 2022 to Bharti Kher’s Ancestor, which is currently on display with the Public Art Fund in New York City.

Schedule of Events for Resy and American Express’ Design District Pop-Up.

Diddy's son King Combs in Dolce&Gabbana at Art Basel via 360 MAGAZINE.

KING COMBS × DOLCE&GABBANA

KING COMBS WALKS IN DOLCE&GABBANA ALTA SARTORIO/ALTA SARTORIA PRESENTATION DURING MIAMI ART WEEK

RECENTLY TOPPED THE MAINSTREAM HIP HOP/R&B CHART WITH “CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP” 

This week, rising rapper, actor, entrepreneur, and burgeoning fashion powerhouse Christian “King” Combs walked in the Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda presentation during Miami’s Art Week. He took the runway in a dapper, sequenced checkered suit. The “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” rapper, whose single recently hit number one on the mainstream Hip Hop/R&B Chart, first teamed up with D&G when he served as the face of their Spring/Summer 2018 campaign. In attendance, cheering Combs on, were brother Quincy and recording artist Maluma.

WHEN:

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 

WHERE:

Surf Club | 9011 Collins Ave

Diddy's son King Combs in Dolce&Gabbana at Art Basel via 360 MAGAZINE.
Diddy’s son King Combs in Dolce&Gabbana at Art Basel via 360 MAGAZINE.
Rolls-Royce Cullinan at Art Basel via 360 MAGAZINE.

HOUSE OF ROLLS-ROYCE

Cullinan Inspired by Fashion: Prêt-à-Porter Collection
by the House of ROLLS-ROYCE

  • ‘Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion’ reflects the latest couture trends and showcases infinite Bespoke possibilities
  • Comprises two prêt-à-porter collections: bold Re-Belle, inspired by colour block, and Fu‑Shion, bringing function and fashion together
  • Starlight Tailgate – all-new Bespoke feature extending the magical celestial ambience beyond the interior of the motor car
  • Matching Luggage Collection designed to complement each of the interior themes

The House of Rolls-Royce reveals ‘Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion,’ comprised of two prêt-à-porter collections– the bold Re‑Belle and striking Fu-Shion. These exquisite ‘objects of desire’ by the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective take inspiration from vibrant hues and textures seen in the world of high fashion, reflecting the eclectic tastes and lifestyle of the luxury clientele.

As works of art in their own right, ‘Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion’ will be unveiled to luxury connoisseurs and patrons of the brand at Art Basel in Miami this evening.

‘Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion’  brings out the multifarious character of the luxury SUV and its Black Badge alter ego. We drew inspiration from the world of or patrons – individuals with eclectic tastes who define trends and influence current movements in the fields of art, fashion and design,” says Celina Mettang, Bespoke Colour and Material Designer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “They defy boundaries, challenge conventions, and are bold in their expression of individuality. Reflective of their tastes, our ‘Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion’ models are designed as statement pieces, perfectly tailored to suit the lifestyles of our clients.”

‘Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion’ Re-Belle is the ultimate statement piece, reflecting contemporary colour blocking trends with its vivid hues and playful combination of textures. A splash of colour in the interior with Peony Pinkor Lime Green accents provides an irresistible contrast to the Arctic White or Cashmere Grey leather trim.

The fascia is finished with extraordinarily detailed handwoven stainless-steel fabric, evocative of metallic apparel seen on this year’s catwalks. Delicate thread with a diameter as fine as 0.45 mm creates an intricate texture, which catches the light beautifully as the vehicle is in motion. Re-Belle collection is offered in Lime Green, Gunmetal, Wildberry, or Arctic White exterior colors, available depending on the selected interior.

Unleashing the daring Black Badge personality, ‘Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion’ Fu-Shion reinterprets high fashion with a utilitarian edge. Reminiscent of the Spring/Summer 2023 prêt‑à-porter collections, embellished with functional elements evocative of street wear, Fu‑Shion showcases Cullinan’s personality – the pinnacle of luxury, effortless everywhere.

or Fu-Shion, designers created two interior styles: an eye-catching combination of Military Green, Navy Blue, and Mandarin or a blend of Arctic White and Cashmere Grey leather with Forge Yellow accents. Depending on the interior palette, ‘Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion’ Fu-Shion  can be commissioned in one of four exterior colors: Military Green, Burnout grey, Forge Yellow or Tempest Grey.

For ‘Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion’, designers created the all-new Starlight Tailgate – a stunning feature which extends the magical, celestial ambience of the Starlight Headliner beyond the interior.

This Bespoke feature takes more than 22 hours to manufacture and includes 192 softly illuminated stars incorporated into the perforated leather.

The Starlight Tailgate is complemented by the Viewing Suite, creating a perfect setting to enjoy the enchanting beauty of a starry night, anywhere and everywhere.

A further innovation is to be found on the lower part of the fascia, which introduces a coloured Piano veneer for the first time: Cashmere Grey for Re‑Belle and Navy Blue for Fu-Shion. This glossy finish acts as a unifying element, bringing yet more depth to the interior.

For travel in ultimate style, ‘Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion’ is available with matching luggage sets designed to complement each of the four interior themes. The collection is comprised of the following: 24-hour Weekender, 48-hour Weekender, Holdall, Tote Bag, and Organizer Pouch, offered individually or as a five-piece set.  

Rolls-Royce Cullinan at Art Basel via 360 MAGAZINE.
Rolls-Royce Cullinan at Art Basel via 360 MAGAZINE.
Rolls-Royce Cullinan at Art Basel via 360 MAGAZINE.

LOUIS VUITTON – ART BASEL

Louis Vuitton will exhibit selected works by a curated ensemble of the world’s most-renowned artists as part of Art Basel Miami Beach, held at the Convention Center in Miami Beach  

Standout artist collaborations on display in the Louis Vuitton lounge include two wax figures of Yayoi Kusama, created by the artist herself; a panda figure sculpture by Takashi Murakami on a vintage Louis Vuitton trunk; paintings by Richard Prince and Alex Katz; a photo by Jean Larivière, and the now iconic Artycapucines collection.

As a celebration of the Maison’s relationship with Yayoi Kusama – and to mark the 10-year anniversary of the first collaboration – exclusive new pieces will be showcased for the first time as a teaser of the upcoming collaboration.

By participating in the 20th anniversary of Art Basel Miami Beach, the Maison confirms its close and committed relationship to the arts, one that started nearly a century ago when Gaston-Louis Vuitton – the grandson of the Maison’s founder – began commissioning artists to collaborate with the Maison on advertisements and perfume bottles. Since 1988, Louis Vuitton has continued this legacy by collaborating with some of the biggest names in modern art and design, including Sol LeWitt, James Rosenquist, Cesar, and Olafur Eliasson, and curating exhibitions by artists such as Sophie Calle, Dan Flavin and Francesca Woodman in its instore galleries. In 2014, the Maison opened the landmark Frank Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, reaffirming its continuing mission to bring the best of modern and contemporary art to new audiences. 

Louis Vuitton will present during Art Basel Miami Beach, which runs from Nov 29 – Dec 3 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Louis Vuitton at Art Basel via 360 MAGAZINE.
Louis Vuitton at Art Basel via 360 MAGAZINE.
Louis Vuitton at Art Basel via 360 MAGAZINE.
Louis Vuitton at Art Basel via 360 MAGAZINE.

Photos: BFA

Miami Art Week 2022 via 360 MAGAZINE.

Miami Art Week 2022

Miami Art Week 2022 – Gnazzo Group Highlights

With Art Week just a few days away, here is a list of must-see highlights to look forward to this year–ranging from art galleries, to fashion happenings, new and exciting openings, premier dining destinations, and more. 

What to do in the Miami Design District

  • Germane Barnes’ Design Commission “Rock | Roll” 
  • Craig Robins Collection’s “Two of The Same Kind”
  • Gagosian and Jeffery Deitch’s “100 Years”
  • Mario Carbone’s “Our Lady of Rocco” Pop-up 
  • New openings: Balenciaga (biggest store in the U.S), Moncler, FENDI Casa 

*Additional galleries, dates and assets listed below 

Where to Eat in Miami

Where to Stay in Miami

  • Pelican Hotel | South Beach **Owned by Renzo Rosso, newly reopened after a 2 year hiatus. Renzo is hosting a private opening preview. More info available upon request**


LOUIS VUITTON’S ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH EXHIBIT 

ABOUT: Louis Vuitton will exhibit selected works by a curated ensemble of the world’s most-renowned artists as part of Art Basel Miami Beach, held at the Convention Center in Miami Beach from November 29 – December 3. Standout artist collaborations on display in the Louis Vuitton lounge include two wax figures of Yayoi Kusama, created by the artist herself; a panda figure sculpture by Takashi Murakami on a vintage Louis Vuitton trunk; paintings by Richard Prince and Alex Katz; a photo by Jean Larivière, and the now iconic Artycapucines collection. As a celebration of the Maison’s relationship with Yayoi Kusama – and to mark the 10-year anniversary of the first collaboration – exclusive new pieces will be showcased for the first time as a teaser of the upcoming collaboration.

Louis Vuitton will present during Art Basel Miami Beach at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

2022 MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT DESIGN COMMISSION: ROCK | ROLL BY GERMANE BARNES

ABOUT: The Miami Design District has awarded Miami-based architect and designer, Germane Barnes, the 2022 Miami Design District Annual Design Commission. Barnes’ winning installation, Rock | Roll was designed as a celebration of the BIPOC communities who have shaped Miami’s one-of-a-kind, polyethnic culture, from the city’s foundations to today. Curated by Anava Projects, Rock | Roll marks is conceived as a love letter to the people of Miami, Barnes’ multi-scale installation draws on the vibrant visual language of Miami Carnival. It will be realized across the Design District’s public spaces as well as a special installation at the entrance of the Design Miami/.

Dates: Mid-November onward

Location: Miami Design District 

MUSEUM OF ART AND DESIGN AT MDC PRESENTS RAFAEL DOMENECH: ESTUARY [PAVILION for MOAD]

ABOUT: The Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) at Miami Dade College (MDC) presents Estuary [Pavilion for MOAD], a work by Cuban American artist Rafael Domenech, opening Friday, Nov. 18, during the 39th Miami Book Fair at MDC Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. The exhibition will remain on view through January 2023. Free and open to the public with Miami Book Fair admission.

Estuary is the second iteration of MOAD Projects, series of exhibitions that features work by Miami-based artists, including distinguished MDC and New World School of the Arts alumni and faculty. The project is curated by Isabela Villanueva. Commissioned by MOAD, it functions on multiple levels—as a public sculpture, a reflection on the written word, a platform for live performances and public gatherings, and a meditative environment. It is made from everyday construction materials, such as aluminum framing, and can mutate into a variety of distinct spatial configurations. Large panels or “pages” of construction mesh feature laser-cut texts that will change throughout the duration of the project.

Dates: Nov. 18, 2022 – January 2023

Location: Wolfson Campus, Kyriakides Plaza (Between Building 1 and 2)

                          300 N.E. 2nd Ave.

CRAIG ROBINS COLLECTION: TWO OF THE SAME KIND

ABOUT: The Craig Robins Collection consists of contemporary art and innovative design, displaying within the Miami Design District headquarters of DACRA and rotating on a bi-annual basis. This year, “Two of The Same Kind” highlights the work of Marlene Dumas and Jana Euler, two artists whose painting and drawing practices are broadly represented in the Collection holdings. The theme of dualism threads through two portraits by pop icon Andy Warhol, both commissioned decades ago by Craig Robin’s mother and Jackie Soffer’s mother separately, acting as a spectacular coincidence. The multifaceted Collection also features design pieces by the recently acquired Sasha Gordon and by established favorites such as Zaha Hadid, Jean Prouvé, Marc Newson and Maarten Baas. 

Dates: November 30 – onward

Hours: 10am – 12pm

Location: DACRA Headquarters, 3841 NE 2nd Ave.

GAGOSIAN & JEFFERY DEITCH | 100 YEARS 

ABOUT: Gagosian is pleased to announce 100 Years, the sixth group exhibition—including an online incarnation in 2020—organized by Gagosian in collaboration with Jeffrey Deitch in Miami’s Design District during Miami Art Week. 100 Years—on view at the historic Buick Building—explores the interplay of past, present, and future through works by contemporary artists who are in dialogue with the sweeping cultural and environmental changes of the past century—as well as those who anticipate future possibilities. The contributors to 100 Years, who include Refik Anadol, Theaster Gates, Douglas Gordon, Urs Fischer, Tom Friedman, Austin Lee, Jamian Juliano Villani, Rick Lowe, Keiichi Tanaami, and Taryn Simon, among others, recognize the critical nature of the titular period, sloughing off a sense of weariness with time itself to consider past and future with new optimism. 

Dates: November 28 – December 4 

Hours: Monday 5pm – 8pm; Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 8pm; Sunday 10am – 6pm

Location: Buick Building NE 2nd Ave

MARIO CARBONE’S OUR LADY OF ROCCO PART II | POP-UP

ABOUT: Following its hit 2021 debut, Our Lady of Rocco – the coveted collaboration between NYC-based womenswear brand La Ligne and famed chef and restaurateur Mario Carbone – is announcing the launch of Part II. Inspired by 1980s New York City and uniform dressing, the limited-edition collection offers streetwear pieces like a burgundy satin bomber, statement T-shirts, trousers and luxe wool cap, embroidered with the brand’s signature crown logo. This year, the brand extends to a new category: bespoke tailoring in the great Italian sartorial tradition. During Art Basel, the brand will host a pop-up offering one-of-a-kind vintage Nino Cerruti suits and blazers that have been reworked to include the brand’s signature lining and brass buttons. The Vintage Cerrutis will be available exclusively at the pop-up where customers can also get the suits further tailored. 

Dates: November 29 – December 3

Hours: 12pm – 8pm

Location: ZZ’s Club | 151 NE 41st St.

PELICAN HOTEL OPENING

ABOUT: At Pelican Hotel, you can always expect the unexpected. The rooms, once relics of the past, have been meticulously refurbished to pay homage to their original state. First built in 1948, the property was purchased by Renzo Rosso, founder of DIESEL. In 1990 it was then designed and decorated by owner Renzo alongside the brand’s Creative Team. The exceptional and meticulously restored property will inject new life into the iconic strip, complete with its redesigned in-house restaurant, the Pelican Café. The legendary boutique hotel fuses distinguishing Miami style with a dreamy vibe to reflect a playful design throughout its 32 guestrooms, including seven suites, six ocean-view rooms and one super exclusive penthouse. Inspired by a variety of movie sets, each room is named after its own theme and features one-of-a-kind, original vintage artifacts and furniture which have been lovingly restored over the past two years, making the Pelican a unique Art Deco icon. Owned by Renzo Rosso, newly reopened after a 2 year hiatus. Renzo is hosting a private opening preview. More info is available upon request. PelicanHotel.com

Dates: Open November 24 

Location: 826 Ocean Dr. – Miami Beach

NOW OPEN: MAJOR FOOD GROUP’S CONTESSA

ABOUT: Inspired by the old-world sophistication of Northern Italy’s iconic villas and estates, Contessa is a classic yet thoroughly contemporary dining destination by MFG Co-Founders Mario Carbone, Jeff Zalaznick and Rich Torrisi. This statement-making concept nods to centuries of Italian tradition and cuisine. Contessa, Miami Design District’s new neighborhood cornerstone, is a two-story crown-jewel situated at the intersection of art, culture & fashion.  Encouraging guests to stay beyond the confines of its lunch, Aperitivo and dinner, Contessa presents an intoxicatingly elegant ambience. Authentic to Northern Italian fare, the menu offers the finest meats, antipasti, signature pizzas–a first for Major Food Group–and an extensive in-house gelato program. ContessaRistorante.com

Location: 111 NE 41st St. – Miami Design District

THE DREXEL

ABOUT: The Drexel is the latest culinary venture co-founded by beloved industry veterans, Anastasia Koutsioukis and Ahmet Erkaya of Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Mrs.Mandolin, and Mr.Mandolin. Nestled in the heart of Miami Beach, The Drexel is a Coastal Mediterranean restaurant offering elevated yet uncomplicated European-inspired dishes. Situated on the corner of Miami’s historic Española Way and Drexel Avenue, The Drexel is a hidden gem elevating Miami Beach’s dining scene, characterized by both a chic European atmosphere along with fresh, innovative Mediterranean flavors. DrexelMiami.com

Location: 1436 Drexel Ave. – Miami Beach

*Interviews with Anastasia and/or Ahmet are available upon request ranging from business features to design related stories, hospitality/culinary, profiles and beyond.

MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT PROGRAM OF GALLERIES AND CULTURAL EXHIBITIONS

Miami Design District’s Art Week Guide HERE

  • DANIEL ARSHAM | THE ROW’S ARES HOUSE
    • Dates: December 1 – December 3 
  • OPERA GALLERY | PICASSO, MIRO, VALDES: SPANISH MASTERS, A RESONANCE
    • Dates: November 28 – December 20
  • PRIZM ART FAIR | PRIZM 2022: CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART FAIR 
    • Dates: November 30 – December 4
  • RESY AND AMERICAN EXPRESS | DINNER SERIES FEAT. TOP CHEFS
    • Dates: November 29 – December 2
  • SAATCHI YATES | TESFAYE URGESSA
    • Dates: November 22 – December 20
Reginald Cunningham: Black Pearls VIA 360 MAGAZINE

Reginald Cunningham: Black Pearls

On View During Miami Art Week and Art Basel Miami Beach

A Museum Must-See: Reginald Cunningham is a photographer and influencer whose work focuses on urban style and portraiture. His editorial/activist lens, and his images of concerts, fashion icons, performers and thought leaders are at the forefront of contemporary photography

Photography Exhibition on view now through January 22, 2023 at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in South Florida

The Boca Raton Museum of Art presents the premiere of Reginald Cunningham: Black Pearls, the first-ever solo museum exhibition of Cunningham’s work, on view now through January 22nd, 2023 in South Florida.

The Museum has commissioned Cunningham, nationally acclaimed for his brand BePureBlack.com, for this new series of photographs to honor the nearby historically Black neighborhood of Pearl City, celebrated as one of the earliest and longest lasting African American neighborhoods in Florida.

“The Pearl City residents are our Museum’s closest neighbors, located only two blocks away, and we want to celebrate our neighbors with this exhibition,” says Irvin Lippman, the Executive Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. This exhibition is curated by Kelli Bodle, the Museum’s Associate Curator.

“Because there is perpetually the threat of development that would throw asunder this neighborhood, we want to tell this story through the current residents whose ancestors were the original settlers,” adds Irvin Lippman, “To accomplish this visual storytelling with this new exhibition, the Museum selected Reginald Cunningham, whose photography celebrates Black identity and is currently earning national and international acclaim. It is a rare artist whose social activism matches their artistry.”

“Through the lens of my photography I’m always trying to create affinity for and uplift Black people and the Black experience in this country,” says Reginald Cunningham.

“Being commissioned by the Boca Raton Museum of Art to photograph the residents and cultural emblems of Pearl City ─ one of the South’s most beloved and enduring Black districts ─ is an amazing experience,” adds the artist.

Investigating further the different ways that community can be defined, the images in this exhibition highlight people and landmarks. This exhibition features 24 photographs by Reginald Cunningham, and personal mementos passed down through families for more than 100 years. With the aid of Dr. Candace Cunningham of Florida Atlantic University, this exhibition also features the oral histories of both current-day Pearl City residents and the children of the original settlers that have moved to other cities. Visitors to the Museum may hear the stories in the subjects’ own words via audio and transcribed video of the interviews. Interest in Pearl City has blossomed, and residents celebrate their community’s honored past. In recognizing their own history they see a connection to the broader struggle for equal rights. To many of these residents, holding on to their land is almost sacred. 

“These works by Reginald Cunningham have now entered the Museum’s collection. This is most definitely a project born in the community, that serves to create a record for future generations,” says Lippman.

About the Artist

Reginald Cunningham (BePureBlack.com) is a Washington DC-based photographer known for his concert, fashion, and activist photography. He fully embraced the art of photography in 2017, and his works have been featured in The Washington Post, Essence, Ebony, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Take Part, and The Final Call

His passion for photography was instilled by his mother, herself a photographer for more than 30 years. During his childhood, he was often in her studio absorbing her appreciation for portraiture. He began to develop his art during the Ferguson unrest. 

“He doesn’t turn activism ‘on’ or ‘off’ with a swipe to the left or right. Instead, Reggie leads with his lens,” says Dr. Imani M. Cheers

“Through his photography, Reggie captures the complexities of communities. He sees the nuances in neighbors. He puts himself directly on the front lines to bear witness, sacrifice his safety, and tell the truth.” adds Dr. Cheers.  

His style is edgy and intimate, often forgoing smoothing and airbrushing in favor of sharper and more realistic images. He attended Lindenwood University, received a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and dual Master’s degrees in Digital & Multimedia Design and Promotional Communications. 

Reginald Cunningham: Black Pearls VIA 360 MAGAZINE
Reginald Cunningham: Black Pearls via 360 MAGAZINE

About the Boca Raton Museum of Art

Founded by artistsBoca Raton Museum of Art was established in 1950 as the Art Guild of Boca Raton. The organization has grown, now in its eighth decade, to encompass a Museum, Art School, and Sculpture Garden. As one of South Florida’s leading cultural landmarks, the Museum has provided cultural and artistic service to the community, and to many visitors from around the world, since it was founded by artists in 1950. 

Currently on view now, on the entire first floor of the Museum

The monumental world premiere of Art of the Hollywood Backdrop (through January 22).

Coming in February:

The U.S. premiere of Whitfield Lovell: Passages ‒ amfedarts.org/whitfield-lovell-passages (February 15 ‒ May 21) The six-city tour of this major exhibition kicks off at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Organized by the American Federation of Arts in collaboration with Whitfield Lovell. 

The most comprehensive exhibition to date of the contemporary artist’s masterful conté crayon drawings, assemblages, and multi-sensory installations that focus on aspects of African American history while raising universal questions about identity, memory, and America’s collective heritage.

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ART IS × Pilar Zeta

NFT driven agency ART IS and Pilar Zeta welcomed VIP attendees to “The Space of Variations  solo exhibition on Saturday, May 14, at the Praz Delavallade Gallery in L.A. Presented and produced by ART IS, “The Space of Variations” marks Zeta’s first solo exhibition in the United States, following the success of her recent large-scale immersive artwork—”Hall of Visions— commissioned by Faena Art in Miami Beach during Art Basel 2021. Artworks are also currently on display HERE.

The Argentinean artist and Creative Director has manifested her aesthetic in numerous mediums from her fine artwork to music videos, album artwork, set design, and live performances, having collaborated with influential musical artists such as Coldplay, Lil Nas X, Camila Cabello and Katy Perry. Now with this ART IS partnership, Zeta moves into the metaverse. 

Through their partnership, ART IS and Pilar Zeta sought to transcend fine art’s traditional material limitations and explore infinite digital platforms and otherworldly dimensions. Zeta showcased physical works alongside animated NFT artworks produced by ART IS, each in dialogue with each other and presenting myriad variations of Zeta’s iconic egg forms, a universal token of rebirth and creation, and a series of arches that offer glimpses into parallel universes.

Physical artworks on display included oil paintings and large and small-scale totemic mixed-media sculptures (combining different semi-precious minerals such as opal, agate, jade, and gold). A series of animated NFT artworks was also presented, and opening night event attendees enjoyed the opportunity to interact live with the artist and commission customized NFTs, minted to their specifications by ART IS blockchain experts.

ART IS Founder Dom Wojnarowski said, “At ART IS, we are proud to partner with artists like Pilar Zeta, minting NFTs and producing digital and physical exhibitions to amplify their artwork in the Metaverse and beyond. This event encapsulates the value and utility that ART IS promises to our exclusive NFT collector community: unforgettable experiences with some of the leading new artists of our generation and first access to their remarkable artworks.”

Artist Pilar Zeta said, “ART IS was the perfect partner for this exhibition as they understand my vision and worked closely with me to capture the essence of each physical work of art as an NFT work that also unfolds in the digital realm.”

ART IS also partnered with Zeta to produce an exclusive NFT art series featuring her signature egg motif, with six distinct one-of-one designs. The series represents the third chapter in Zeta’s recent narrative journey, following “Hall of Visions” and “The Space of Variations.”

Leading with the egg’s central themes of creation, rebirth, spirit, and intuition, the nascent 1/1 NFT egg series entered the Metaverse on May 4, 2022.

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Danny Sullivan Celebration

The Italian luxury coachbuilder ARES Modena (which specializes in limited series and one-off supercars for select clients) invited legendary motorsports champion Danny Sullivan to a VIP celebration on February 3rd in the Miami Design District.

The reception was in honor of the nationally acclaimed artist Hubert Phipps who was one of Sullivan’s professional teammates.

The private event celebrated the art exhibition Hubert Phipps: Ascending, which ushered in the arrival of the ARES S1 supercar model for its North American premiere at the new ARES Design Miami showroom (the first ARES showroom in the U.S.).

Luminaries from the art world, including prominent collectors, curators, designers, news media, culture-lovers, and racecar industry leaders attended.

This reception was presented by the award-winning Italian wine Lambrusco Concerto by Medici Ermete winery (awarded for 13 consecutive years Tre Bicchieri Gambero Rosso, winner of “Best in Show Champion Trophy,” and awarded to the International Wine Challenge 2010 in London).

The paintings and sculptures by Phipps surrounded the supercar model in the showroom, creating a striking effect. A sculptor and painter, Hubert Phipps is also a pilot, coming up on his 50th anniversary as an aviator in the tradition of the Phipps family.

The exhibition featured several works born out of the artist’s love for acceleration and for aerodynamic forms. Watch the premiere video HERE of the ARES S1 supercar, and watch a video of the event featuring Danny Sullivan and Hubert Phipps HERE.

“I am honored to have been invited by ARES Miami for this collaboration and am thrilled that my friend Danny Sullivan was present at this special reception,” said Hubert Phipps. “ARES Modena is one of the world’s leading studios of high-performance design and stellar engineering, and this collaboration is igniting new inspirations in my artmaking.”

The title of this exhibition–Hubert Phipps: Ascending–reflects the growing national recognition of the artist, and Phipps’ history with racecars and aircraft. The exhibition debuted during the week of Art Basel in Miami. “Phipps’ background as a champion racecar driver and an aviator is clearly evident in his sleek, captivating artwork. These bold pieces by Phipps created a singular, powerful experience as they encircled our ARES S1 supercar model for its North American debut. The passion that goes into coachbuilding is very similar to producing a sculpture, each is a masterpiece that can be appreciated for its unique shape and design,” adds Dany Bahar, Co-Founder and CEO of ARES Modena. 

The new ARES S1 supercar model was flown from Italy to Miami and has never been shown in North America. The one-of-a-kind, automotive work of art is the centerpiece for this exhibition, surrounded by sculptures and artworks by Phipps that are seen as a perfect fit with the creative aesthetic behind ARES Modena’s singular success in automotive design.

Only 24 versions of the ARES S1 supercar will be created in the entire world, each tailor-made to the client’s desires and taste, making each design unique. The ARES S1’s dramatic low-profile is similar to racing prototypes from the ‘70s and ‘80s.

Hand-crafted in carbon fiber, the curvaceous wheel arches, with sculptured side skirts and forward sitting cockpit, give a sleek yet aggressive stance. The S1 is powered by a naturally aspirated V8 delivering power to the wheels via an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. The interior combines the finest Alcantara and Napa leather that is quilted in specific areas.

These sculptures and artworks by Phipps rev up the space in the ARES Miami showroom, apace with the supercar’s electrifying spirit:  Sky Temple, Voyager, Arch, Lava Flow, Africa 1, and Africa 2, plus a maquette-sized version of Rocket from the private collection of real estate magnate Lawrence Moens. The exhibition also features Phipps’ signature paint pigment drawings: Momentum, Current, Impulse, and Rhythm. The special guest at this event was certified sommelier Mauro Maugliani (WSET Awarded), an Italian wine specialist for the Southeast USA and the Caribbean for Kobrand Corporation.

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Basquiat × Art Basel

Fat Joe, French Montana, Busta Rhymes, and D-Nice all hit the Triller × The Bishop Gallery physical and digital curated experience during Miami’s Art Basel for the historic first-ever live NFT auction of rare photos of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a legendary neo-expressionist artist, by photographers Alexis Adler and Al Diaz.

Our Friend Jean NFT Auction, was an exclusive event of art, music along with a live NFT auction experience. For the first time, an incredible selection of NFTs featuring rare and personal photos of Basquiat were available on the Triller marketplace, a trailblazing AI-powered global platform, with exclusive previews and purchase opportunities onsite. The Bishop Gallery chose the Triller NFT marketplace because the Triller platform has been specifically engineered to minimize the minting process’s computing costs and complexities to reduce the carbon footprint effects and provide accessibility for creators looking to monetize through NFT sales.

The photos of Basquiat being introduced to the blockchain, gave the world a chance to own a piece of the man that made the art movement of the early 80s New York City so electric. The blowout event featured performances from hip hop royalty.

Fat Joe first took the stage to perform and welcomed Stevenson A. Dunn, Jr. from The Bishop Gallery to introduce the first ever seen NFT drop, which included four rare photos of Basquiat. Next, Busta Rhymes came out to perform and lastly, French Montana performed a set while DJ D-Nice spun the entire night.

Next up after Art Basel, Triller x The Bishop Gallery in partnership with NYX Professional Makeup will present the “Our Friend, Jean-HBCU Tour,” and exhibition that will embark on a tour to eight HBCU (Historically Black Colleges/Universities) schools. The tour will kick off in early 2022 and land in eight cities, where Adler will appear to share the works from the Alexis Adler Archive, featuring works from Basquiat and potential art donations to the schools. Together, Triller, Bishop Gallery, and NYX Pm, have artistry for all that has been at the core, and strive to bring accessibility to the arts and self-expression to younger generations.