Art Basel

Art Basel

Despite Zika and Trump, Art Basel boasts a strong showing

The 15th edition of Art Basel had to contend with a mosquito-borne illness on Miami Beach, a grueling presidential race and uncertainty in the world’s economies. But it pulled through: 77,000 people attended the fair, the same number as in 2015. Other art fairs reported strong attendance as well.

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Dance inaugurates Faena Forum

A multi-media performance by choreographer Pam Tanowitz and collaborators including architect Shohei Shigematsu inaugurated the Faena Forum on Miami Beach on Monday evening. Executive director Ximena Caminos called it an “architectural striptease.”

Art Basel

A cocaine cowboy parties with the Miami art crowd

Amid the throngs of street artists and their admirers filling the surreal gardens of Wynwood Walls on Tuesday night was another kind of street veteran — Mickey Munday, who became famous (or notorious) in the Miami documentary "Cocaine Cowboys" as a pilot who transported coke for the infamous Pablo Escobar in the 80's. A uniquely Miami guy at a uniquely Miami party.

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