|Staring down a Basquiat|
Last night, Gary Nader
, the world's top collector of Latin American art, opened his gallery to Portuguese billionaire Joe Berardo, who received a key to the City of Miami
for making it rain $500 million worth of masterpieces in one big room. The top floor of the Nader space is fully stocked with works by Warhol, Stella, Basquiat, Picasso, and more blue chips than a night in Montecarlo.
Russian ballers, Brazilian kingpins, social climbers, and a sports legend were all there to partake, but while two years ago, the gallery was serving up unlimited, free, Johnny Walker Blue for an opening, this year there were just three measly bars of top shelf liquor on hand. (#artbaselproblems
). The show is now open to the public (62 NE 27 St, Wynwood), awesome, and 100% free. Here's some of what it looks like.
Miami Heat fan favorite and house loving DJ Rony Seikaly checked out the show.
This piece by Paula Rego is called The Barn
And this Diego Rivera piece called Nardo (Nude With Flowers)
There are literal tons of Botero sculptures downstairs, and this prized piece up the steps.
Here are a couple of Picasso plates.
Expensive art makes you feel rich too.
62 NE 27th St., Miami, FL