Next week, I’m going to be doing my third Art Basel. Besides showing in 3 exhibits, I’ll be doing a live painting and organizing a glamorous, quasi-legal burlesque flashmob. Hope to see you!
THE DR. SKETCHY’S ART BASEL FLASHMOB OF GLORY
You are cordially invited
an absolutely illegal, stunningly glamorous, guerilla edition
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School
during Art Basel
Saturday, December 5th
Dr. Sketchy’s is an international art cult. In over a hundred cities around the globe (including New York, London, Tokyo, Paris, and Sao Paulo) artists gather in bars to sketch beautiful, depraved models in an atmosphere of boozy camaraderie. Founded by artist Molly Crabapple in 2005, Dr. Sketchy’s has received rave reviews in the New York Times, and taken place at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, with plans in December to bring it to the Museum of Modern Art. You can learn more at www.mollycrabapple.com.
Now, it’s laying siege to Art Basel.
On December 5th, Dr. Sketchy’s will be staging a guerilla live-drawing insurrection in South Beach. At exactly 8pm, a limo will disgorge a cavalcade of depraved performers- burlesque queens, dominatrixes, midgets- on the streets for you to draw.
You will be provided with free sketchpads from Whitelines paper.
At 8:30, your models will vanish.
The location will be announced on twitter (@mollycrabapple) on the morning of the 5th.
Look for the girl in the purple kimono.
Please pass this note to anyone you think might like it.
Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States - a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland’s Art Basel, it is the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 40 years. In that spirit, for the duration of Art Basel, WST Worldwide & Kazilla Productions will be hosting the Multiversal group show - a unique series of exhibitions showcasing the works of many talented artists from around the world.
Multiversal is the brainchild of graphic artist and Wizard Sleeve Toys founder, Mike Franco and rising star Cassie “Kazilla” Williams. Multiversal will occupy several rooms including a South Florida local artist room, an Art Institute student exhibition, the second Feminality art show (www.FeminalityArtShow.com), a custom toy show and several exhibitions and installations. Full details and itinerary to follow.
For the launch of Multiversal, Franco was determined to have Tara McPherson and Buff Monster collaborate on a huge painting. “Once I had Tara on board, I contacted Buff Monster and he was honored to be a part of the show.”
A true mix of art on a variety of platforms, Multiversal will feature more than 150 top artists from the likes of Buff Monster, Sket-One, Mear One, Kano, Georgette Pressler (body art), Tara Hauck (fine art photography), as well as Aunia Kahn, Tofusquirrel and Jessica Sardas amongst others. We will be teaming up with 3 other galleries; The Hive Gallery from LA, The Steve Brown Gallery from Cleveland and the D.E.A.D. Gallery from Belgium.
The Multiversal group show begins on Thursday, December 3rd and runs until Sunday, December 6th. It will take place at The American Legion building, 6445 NE 7th Ave in the Miami Modern District. Admission is FREE. McPherson and several other artists will be on-hand for the event.
Part of the exhibition proceeds will benefit HandsUpNotHandouts.org.
ART WHINO: MIAMI
An innovative New Brow exhibition, complete with receptions and musical performances that will heighten the experience beyond the typical art show.
Art from two separate traveling exhibitions, LIFE ESSENTIALS and OLD SKOOLIN’ will be brought together in Miami for the first time.
This landmark multi-city, comprehensive exhibition will bring together the best of both traditionally trained and urban street art styles, helping to more define this era in contemporary art and set the bar even higher for the direction of art today.
This combined show will highlight both music and art that spans the spectrum of current trends, and will be accompanied by installations and auxiliary exhibitions featuring live painting by several Art Whino artists.
Art Whino has also teamed up with Urbanite Bistro to host a special all day event Thursday, December 3rd in the outdoor garden space of Urbanite Bistro, featuring over 15 Art Whino artists painting live and musical performances. Artists will also showcase some of their newest works inside the restaurant for the entire of the month of December.
Across from the Street From Scope
2135 NW 1st AVE
Miami, FL 33127
One block from Pulse
62 NE 14th Street
Miami, FL 33132
Outdoor Live Painting and Music
Thursday Dec 3rd
Art Whino: MIAMI
AE DISTRICT (MIAMI, FL), EASTERN DISTRICT (BROOKLYN, NY) AND AD HOC ART (BROOKLYN, NY) TEAM UP TO BRING THE BEST OF BROOKLYN TO THE HEART OF MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT
December 3, 2009 at 7PM -Opening Night Reception with Artists
Complimentary Beverages provided by Amstel Light
Miami, FL – In an era where being from just “the City” doesn’t cut it, Brooklyn, New York has quickly become the newest epicenter for emerging arts and culture for not only the five boroughs but rather for the global audience. And as the international art world descends on Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach, the best of what Brooklyn has to offer will collectively congregate in the heart of the Miami Design District.
Miami-based conceptual gallery AE District is proud to partner with Brooklyn-based galleries Eastern District and Ad Hoc to bring you over 40 artists ranging from all mediums and styles that best represent the aesthetics and vision of the Brooklyn art scene.
With Miami serving as the perfect backdrop for this diverse group of artistry, BKMIA shines the spotlight on the unique alliance between the two cities as well as showcase the similarities of both cultures in relations to the contemporary art world.
Gallery Hours during Art Basel Miami Beach:
December 3, 2009 | 12PM to 5PM
Opening Night Party 7PM – 11PM with special performances TBA
December 4, 2009 | 11AM to 7PM
December 5, 2009 | 11AM to 7PM
December 6, 2009 | 11AM to 5PM
Closing Night Party 7PM – 11PM with special performances TBA
BKMIA | 4040 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 103 | Moore Building | Miami, FL 33137
For more on BKMIA, visit http://www.BKMIA.COM