Miami Art Basel Spotlight: Penn Badgley, Mr. Brainwash And More

Harif Guzman & Hill Harper

Harif Guzman & Hill Harper

Miami Art Basel has become the place to be once a year. Of course, there are the parties and the celebrity spottings, but what exactly is Art Basel?

269 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa show significant works from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well the new generation of emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display in the main exhibition hall. Ambitious large‐scale artworks, films and performances become part of the city's outdoor landscape at nearby Collins Park and SoundScape Park.

Miami's show started December 1st and will go through to Sunday. Step inside some of the Art Basel events and see some of the star attendees around town:

Penn Badgley, art basel

Gossip Girl alum Penn Badgley made his Miami Art Basel debut with his band MOTHXR at the Life Of The Party event held at the Brickell City Centret. They played songs from their new album including their hits Victim, She Can't Tell and Touch.

Mr. Brainwash art basel

DÔA restaurant hosted artist Mr. Brainwash at the Japanese cantina concept restaurant where he did a live installation. Notable guests included artist Bradley Theodore and Miami Dolphins footballer Jay Ajayi. Mr. Brainwash and friends then walked over to his annual Art Basel bash at Wall Miami where he was joined by The Hills star Audrina Patridge, fellow artist Domingo Zapata and socialite Alexander von Furstenberg.

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