By the LE CITY Deluxe USA Brand Ambassador – Derek H. Sparks – LAND Art Basel Gala – On Monday, December 1st, LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), the preeminent non-profit organization committed to curating site-specific public art exhibitions across the United States and beyond, kicked off Art Basel week in Miami Beach by celebrating its 5th year anniversary with a festive gala in the Oasis at The Raleigh, one of Miami Beach’s most iconic art deco hotels. Hosted by LAND in collaboration with Paddle8, the evening celebrated “Innovative Women in Arts and Culture,” LAND welcomed more than 300 guests from the worlds of art, fashion, technology, and entertainment, including Maria Baibakova, Theo Danjuma, Claudia Donaldson, Laura de Gunzburg, Kyle DeWoody, Casey Freemont, Zelika Garcia, Alexander Gilkes and Misha NoNoo, RoseLee Goldberg, Noah Horowitz, Jay Jopling and Hikari Yokoyama, David Maupin, Victoria Miro, Iván Navarro, Glenn O’Brien, Nessia Pope, Sukanya Rajaratnam, Doreen Remen, Thaddaeus Ropac, Roya Sachs, Yvonne Force Villareal, Kristen Joy Watts and Kehinde Wiley.
The event raised over $200,000 from the silent and live auction, which featured 18 works of art by many of today’s most celebrated artists, 10 of which were created especially for LAND. The proceeds will fund LAND’s free public arts programming. Participating artists included Hernan Bas, Jose Dávila, Gardar Eide Einarsson and Matias Faldbakken, Sam Falls, Kim Fisher, Brendan Fowler, Mark Hagen, Rashid Johnson, Nate Lowman, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Iván Navarro, Anthony Pearson, Raymond Pettibon and Aïda Ruilova, Melanie Schiff, Kasper Sonne, Mungo Thomson, Kon Trubkovich, Kehinde Wiley, Marianne Vitale, and Andrea Zittel.
The special guests sipped handcrafted cocktails by VDKA6100 and enjoyed culinary delights by James Beard award-winning chefs at Restaurant Michael Schwartz. Guests then danced the night away to music by D.G. Hubbard. Flaunt magazine also unveiled their December issue featuring five unique covers curated by Shamim M. Momin of five leading female artists: Lita Albuquerque, Sue de Beer, Jill Magid, Mika Rottenberg, and A•da Ruilova.
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