What’s Haute at Art Basel


Peréz Art Museum Miami
This is it, the moment we’ve all been waiting for. The moment when we can finally see the Herzog & de Mureon designed PAMM. BeThe big kickoff will be at the annual black-tie PAMM Gala where supporters will be treated to not only a first look at the opening Ai Wei Wei exhibit, but a cocktail party, open-air dinner and a private Marc Anthony concert.
101 W Flagler St.


Piotr Uklanski: ESL at Bass Museum of Art
Borrowing the acronym for English as a Second Language, Polish artist Piotr Uklanski will be the museum’s big solo show opening December 5. ESL is referring both to Uklanski’s status as a Polish immigrant who hasn’t quite assimilated and the second language that is abstract painting for the classically trained artist. “Neither English nor abstraction is my mother tongue. These paintings ‘speak’ an aesthetic ESL,” explains the artist of the show’s concept. Running through March 16, 2014.
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach 33139


Context Features Art for Berlin
A lot of the coolest fairs are under Art Miami’s Umbrella, including avant-garde derivative CONTEXT, back for its second year, and now Aqua. This year CONTEXT brings ART FROM BERLIN, a platform to introduce the Berlin art scene at international art markets throughout the world. This miniature showcase will include six galleries, representing a cross-section of established mid-career and emerging exhibitors, each spotlighting two or three of their artists. CONTEXT and Art Miami will commence on Dec. 3, 2013 and thousands of collectors, dealers, curators, and artists are expected to descend upon Miami.
3201 NE 1st Ave


Ladurée, everyone’s favorite Parisian patisserie, famous for their gourmet macarons, will be opening a location on Lincoln Road this December just in time for Miami Art Week. To honor the occasion, they have created Ginger-infused Whipped Cream flavored macarons in a beautiful box by artist Will Cotton, whose paintings often feature landscapes made up entirely of pastries. Their historic Champs location will have to stay green with envy, as the first ever artist-Ladurée collaboration will only be available at the Miami Beach shop.
$24 for 6 macarons


Hugo França
This special exhibition opening December 1st features Hugo França’s work, which is a medium that should be right at home in the Fairchild Tropical Gardens – salvaged wood from old growth trees.  The wood has been cut down by “irresponsible acts of human beings” and can get another life as tables, trunks and benches under França’s tools. The artist finds his medium by scouting locations near Trancosa,  Bahia relying on help from the local loggers and even the Pataxo Indians to find wood left behind by deforestation. On view through May 31st.
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables 305.667.1651


Artéis & Co Champagne
Famous street artist André Saraiva (known for his iconic “Mr A”) has teamed up with media entrepreneurs Fabien Moreau and Alexandre Sap to create a high-quality, small-batch Champagne. Called Artéis & Company, the bubbly comes in three micro-cuvees’ Brut, Brut Rosé and Extra-Brut Blanc de Blancs. Done with the expertise of  Fabien Gay, CEO of Artés & Co, who has been with Pommery, G.H. Mumm and Perrier-Jouët, the champagne is now available in Miami exclusively at The Standard and André Balazs other properties, in Paris at Colette and Le Baron, as well as their New York, London and Tokyo locations.
40 Island Ave. Miami Beach  305.673.1717