Week in Review: Miami Madness, Oscar Niemeyer RIP, DMX's Christmas Carol, More

Week in Review: Miami Madness, Oscar Niemeyer RIP,  DMX's Christmas Carol, More
Pierre Ardouvin's "Bonhomme de neige (Snowman)" (2007) at Art Public, Miami
(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Art Basel Miami; Illustration by ARTINFO)

Our most-talked-about stories in Visual Art, Design & Architecture, Fashion & Style, and Performing Arts, December 3 - 7, 2012:


— ARTINFO editor-in-chief Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Benjamin Genocchio gave a video tour of some of his favorite booths at Art Basel Miami Beach, including Paul Kasmin and Sean Kelly.


— While Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben-19076">Ben Davis argued that memories of the often-chaotic art fair experience can be fleeting, he listed 15 works at this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach worth remembering.

— Julia Halperin and Rachel Corbett reported on the low-key crowds and strong lower-market buys at Art Basel Miami Beach’s VIP preview day, and Judd Tully saw a sustained hunger for both emerging and established artists as the fair continued

— This was also the week of the Miami satellite fairs, and Julia Halperin visited the collector-driven NADA and collaborative SEVEN, which featured galleries hit hard by Hurricane Sandy; while Rachel Corbett headed to the new indie Untitled and Wynwood’s Art Miami. ARTINFO also gave a video tour of PULSE Miami, stopping to talk with Ángel Marcos and Sam Messenger about the fair with international flair.

— After a day prowling the fairs comes the parties, and Ann Binlot reported from Miami on White Cube’s kick-off bash, Jonathan Horowitz’s “Free Store,” the Dom Pérignon Luminous Rosé exclusive gathering, and celebs who cruised the southeast coast.

— Also in Miami is something more risk-taking in the Bass Museum’s “Endless Renaissance,” and Scott Indrisek explored its six projects by six artists that upend history and expectations.


— Janelle Zara gave her first impressions from the functional art-focused Design Miami/, with mid-century treasures and contemporary concepts.

— This Wednesday, prolific Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer died at the age of 104 in Rio De Janeiro, and Kelly Chan looked back on the life and legacy of the master builder his role a bygone modernist architectural movement.

Muji creative director Kenya Hara gave a video interview with ARTINFO on his new project, “Architecture for Dogs,” designs just for canines, as part of Design Miami/.

— The former apartment of brutalist architect and Yale School of Architecture dean Paul Rudolph hit the market at $27.5 million.

— The Southern California Institute of Architecture released a massive online archive of lectures and symposia going back to 1974 and featuring architects like Frank Gehry, Louis Kahn, and Reyner Banham.


— While most of the ensembles at Art Basel Miami Beach failed to inspire, Ann Binlot photographed some attendees who brought a flourish to their fashion.

— Last weekend at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, Lady Gaga purchased 55 of the many Michael Jackson wardrobe and memorabilia items at the sale.

— For something dark and beautiful at Art Basel Miami Beach: jeweler Luis Morais is selling handcrafted porcelain skulls from his studio.

Louis Vuitton kicked off its stylish segment of Art Basel Miami Beach with a capsule of travel-inspired objects.

— Nicholas Remsen thought Karl Lagerfeld’s Métiers d’Art collection for Chanel, shown this week at Linlithgow Palace in Scotland, had its romantic moments in Highland haute couture.


— Bryan Hood declared DMX’s rendition of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” not only the best version of the song, but “the single greatest thing you will experience on the internet this month.”

Jay-Z celebrated his 43rd birthday this week, and Craig Hubert revealed something you might not know about the rapper/Brooklyn Nets stakeholder: he created a shade of blue.

— Hints of the next film from the long-dormant Shane Carruth were revealed in the trailer for “Upstream Color.”

— Among celebrity attendees of Art Basel Miami Beach this week was Rick Ross, who stopped by the Jack Shainman Gallery booth to purchase a Richard Mosse photograph.

— Director Jay Bulger spoke with Bryan Hood about his new documentary “Beware of Mr. Baker” on the British musician Ginger Baker’s forgotten brilliance


Lehmann Maupin sales director Carla Camacho took ARTINFO through her VIP preview Wednesday at Art Basel Miami Beach