Miami Art Week: We’re off to the races

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Art Miami opened yesterday with to a VIP crowd, which was apparently much thinner than in previous years. Our favorite work so far is this guy here: 

Art demonstrator Kat Quinn shows the elasticity of Li Hongbo’s paper piece entitled “Apollo” on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 as Art Miami opened its doors. CARL JUSTE

Yes, that is a sculpture made of PAPER! Amazing. 


Things got a little pervy at the Desire exhibit, located at the Moore Building, which explores eroticism in modern art. Check out this Jeff Koons sculpture, which you can see from the street through the window, you Peeping Tom. 

View of a piece by artist Jeff Koons, titled “Dirty — Jeff On Top,” 1991, during the preview opening of Desire, an exhibit arranged by Koons and art dealer Larry Gagosian, curated by Diana Widmaier Picasso. The exhibit, at the Moore Building in the Miami Design District, features works by more than 50 modern and contemporary artists that explore eroticism in art, as part of Art Basel Miami Beach, 2016. PEDRO PORTAL


In other news, a Cuban artist won’t be making it to Art Basel this year because of a video he posted celebrating the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Danilo Maldonado Machado, also known as “El Sexto,” was detained and now won’t be able to attend an event he was schedule to participate in. More details here. 


The culinary offerings of the Faena Hotel are ready for you hungry Baselers with last night’s kick off of the Night Market by Pao. They are offering four-course dinners plus a more grab-and-go street dining experience. Looks fancy. 


Remember Mickey Munday, one of the subjects of the Rakontur doc “Cocaine Cowboys”? Well, since he left behind those days of carrier coke for Colombian drug lords, he’s become a bit of an artist. He checked out the Wynwood Walls last night.

Today there are openings aplenty. Have a looksie.