Kanye West, Martha Stewart to Make Art Basel Appearances in Miami

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Let the celebrity watch begin.

At the beginning of this month, we speculated about the A-listers who might show up in Miami for some champagne-soaked Art Basel parties this year. But with the mega culture fest less than one week away, the time for speculation is over. And the time for plotting where exactly to stalk your favorite famous faces (or to heckle the ones you hate) is now.

Here are a couple tips:

See also: Hollywood's Top Art Collectors: Who to Watch For at Art Basel This Year

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Kanye: Bound 2 Basel.
Kanye West
That's right, Miami: God Himself will be joining in our arts revelry this year. According to an announcement from Surface magazine, the publication will host a "design dialogue" between Mr. Kimye and architect Jacques Herzog. They will be discussing art, design, and exactly how bizarrely raunchy that "Bound 2" video is. (Well, hopefully.)

The event takes place Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Moore Building. Attendees can get good and liquored up on CORZO tequila before listening to Kanye wax poetic or throw a tantrum or both. And after the party it's the afterparty, because Basel.

The event is private, like all the best Art Basel events are. But fret not, Kanye fans: Vanity Fair also reports that West will collaborate with artist Vanessa Beecroft at a group show called "Affordable Care" at Mana Wynwood that same night.

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Martha Stewart
Don't you laugh. Martha is a bad bitch, and she will cut you. You know she has knives.

The homemaker queen from Cell Block C is bringing her dry wit and very important opinions to Design Miami this year for a conversation with W Magazine editor Stefano Tonchi, which will ostensibly be about design but could also include instructions for making a rustic centerpiece entirely out of palm fronds. Along the way, she will probably tell you exactly what you're doing wrong with your life, and you will leave both enlightened and terrified. It's a good thing.

Stewart sits down with Tonchi Friday, Dec. 6, from 6-7 p.m. Admission to the fair is all you need to attend. Visit designmiami.com.

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Why no journalistic decency to end the asinine potshots on Martha Stewart?

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