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HOME ALONE: The Sender Collection

I had a rare opportunity to take in HOME ALONE: The Sender Collection last night at the now-vacant North Bay Road home of private collector Adam Sender. The exhibit, curated by Sarah Aibel, coincided with the beginning of Art Basel Miami Beach, and is cheekily themed around the idea of what kind of mischief might ensue when a collector leaves his art at home alone.

Of the 70 featured items, many are making their United States debut. Below, a few quick snapshots of the likes of Urs Fischer, Jim Lambie, Jack Pierson, Gilbert & George, and Lawrence Weiner.





Art Basel Miami Beach 2011

The temperature is getting marginally cooler, which means it’s time for a tiny bit of fall weather in Miami and Art Basel, one of the few bits of concentrated culture we get to experience in our own backyard.

If you haven’t checked out the schedule and made plans to go, I highly recommend it. It’s one of the few times (for me) that living in Miami doesn’t feel like there’s nothing but parties in the sand. This is more like parties and art in the sand – which is just fine with me.

Art Basel Miami Beach runs from December 1st – 4th. For a comprehensive interactive schedule, click here. You can also check out their website for Android and iPhone apps. Hope to see you there!

Sanrio 50th Anniversary Small Gift Miami Event

With Art Basel coming to a close in South Florida, I decided to indulge my inner child in a tour around the Wynwood gallery dedicated to Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary Small Gift Miami event, complete with a mini tattoo studio for those hard-pressed to leave their childhood memories behind.

Though the Small Gift Events were limited to Los Angeles and Miami, the pop-up shop tour stopped in cities all across the United States and will wrap in New York City on December 9 and 10.

My very understanding husband snapped pics while I squealed and ran around pointing and gawking at the many incarnations and interpretations of Hello Kitty and Friends. Here’s a look at the culmination of art in celebration of 50 years of Sanrio.