Lebo Room Grand Opening at Purdy Lounge on March 10

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David "Lebo" LeBatard, Miami's own globetrotting musico-surrealist painter is getting his own room at Purdy Lounge. For a month.

And this Saturday when it opens, there will be music, dancing, and the all-important free drinks.

"Purdy is a place I feel most at home in Miami Beach," Lebo says, "among all the superficiality and things that make it cool to be here but shitty to live here."

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"Purdy and Jazid are the places I spent the most time in the last 20 years. I've been doing a lot of real upscale corporate stuff and I just wanted to open up creatively. It's really almost like bein' a kid again.

"But it's important that people relate to it and gather something from it. That's the reason why I paint. Otherwise, I would just draw in my sketchbook. This is the way to make it a dialogue with the public, because that's what makes it art to me."

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"There's this documentary I'm really into, Radiant Child, about Basquiat. I've seen it many times, and we have a similar way of working in the studio, so I wanted to get back to that, and give it my own rendition."

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"For me, Purdy is one of the best clubs on the beach. It's there, the Deuce, Jazid, Abraxas, The Room, Zeke's, and Lost Weekend. I hope a lot of people come and check out the work. It's a blessing to be doing it."

Lebo Room Grand Opening. Saturday, March 10. Purdy Lounge, 1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach. Call 305-531-4622 or visit purdylounge.com.

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Purdy Lounge

1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, FL

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Bonabo
Bonabo

Lebo, I knew basquiat for a short while.You are no Basquiat pal.....

The Ghost Of Miami
The Ghost Of Miami

Only in Miami can Britto and Lebo make an impact or try to....God what drech......

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