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Song of the Car: 1957 BMW 507
Thanks to Carl Fisher, Miami is a city with roots in the automotive industry. In the early 1900s, the manufacturing baron from Indiana (where he opened the first US car dealership) used his fortune to transform the swampy southern Florida town into...
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Art Basel with PHHHOTO
We've long been fans of motion-capturing social photo booth PHHHOTO from our friends at HYPERHYPER, and even had the pleasure of playing with it at CH HQ before its official release in early 2013. Though their looped-motion image-creating booth is...
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Scene, by All: Miami Art Week 2014
There are two verifiable facts pertaining to every Miami Art Week: first, no one can make it to everything; second, someone managed to capture what you missed and put it up on Instagram. That makes the week-long, multi-fair event a perfect fit for...
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I Feel Ya: Andre 3000 + SCAD at Art Basel Miami
by Chérmelle D. Edwards "I feel ya," a new exhibition with Savannah College of and Art Design (SCAD) and André 3000 Benjamin, made its Art Basel Miami debut exploring the intersection of three artistic disciplines: fashion, film and art within a...
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Miami Art Week 2014: Theo Jansen's Dream Machines
For anyone attending Miami Art Week, the pop-up exhibition, Strandbeest, blends the best elements of the week—sun, sand and powerful, innovative art—into one one. Presented by luxury watch brand Audemars Piguet and the Peabody Essex Museum, Strandbeest...
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FAVD + The Miami Beach Edition Travel Guide
After a successful soft launch during the most recent fashion weeks across NYC, Paris, London and Milan, web and iOS travel app FAVD is heading south to Miami for Art Basel. In addition to offering carefully tailored guides from trusted voices (be...
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Grey Area + FriendsWithYou Pool Party
As the art world heads south for their annual beachside getaway, galleries, museums and brands prepare themselves for the influx that is Art Basel Miami Beach. Among them this year will be Kyle DeWoody’s Grey Area. After the success of last year...
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Studio Visit: Zachary Armstrong
Zachary Armstrong has found a universal truth in his artwork—that a yearning for the open mind of childhood connects us all. Sitting in his light-filled studio in Dayton, Ohio, Armstrong is surrounded by relics of his own childhood, objects and drawings...
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Art Basel 2014: 14 Rooms
One of the highlights of Art Basel 2014 is an exhibition neatly tucked behind the main halls in a smaller gallery. "14 Rooms" is curated by current art-world darling Hans-Ulrich Obrist of London's Serpentine Gallery and Klaus Biesenbach of MoMA...
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Miami Art Week 2013: Color Chaos
There are over 16 million noted colors and artists have long sought to capture several—if not most—of them. Even Pantone's GEO system is composed of 2,058 new solid colors. Options are limitless, combinations even more so. Across last week's art...
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Scene, by All: Miami Art Week 2013
Dave Wilfert of The World's Best Ever never misses Miami Art Week. The founder of one of the internet's top arts and culture sites and a seasoned fair-goer, Wilfert grabbed our eye with a picture of this perforated piece of "motivational blotter...
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Miami Art Week 2013: Beasts and Birds
From the earliest noted iterations of art—paintings upon cave walls—to today's cat-obsessed internet, animals have provided the inspiration behind culture of all kinds. We are awash in imagery of beasts and birds and domesticated pets. But during...
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Miami Art Week 2013: Photography
Every December, Miami is packed with contemporary art from around the world, and the range of media from across the fairs that set up their temporary annual digs is astounding. Jumping out from the myriad sculptures, paintings, videos, performance...
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The Special AKA: Nelson Mandela
As the world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela this week, we remember his profound spirit through the UK band The Special AKA's 1984 catchy anthem, "Nelson Mandela"—released as "(Free) Nelson Mandela" stateside. Produced by Elvis Costello, the song...
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Kirsten Dunst: Turning Japanese
This past Wednesday, we hit Parisian club Silencio's pop-up at Art Basel Miami Beach, where Pharrell and Takashi Murakami curated a set of the Japanese visual artist's films from his most recent "Jellyfish Eyes" to 2009's "Akihabara Majokko Princess...
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Jon Rust b2b Jamie xx on No Boring Intros
Jamie xx proved his true crate-digger style this week on the anything-goes show No Boring Intros hosted by fellow Londoner and DJ Jon Rust. Their back-to-back sessions on NTS Radio start smooth and funky—think Ollie Nightingale and Fred Wesley and...
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Röyksopp feat. Robyn: The Girl And The Robot
This week's #PrivateJam comes from Saidah Blount at NPR Music Events, who chose the 2009 dark electro-pop jam "The Girl And The Robot." Swedish siren Robyn lent her powerful vocals to Norwegian duo Röyksopp's futuristic chord progressions and arpeggiated...
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It's Nice That + NTS Radio's Black Impulse Playlist
Our creativity-championing friends over at It's Nice That have let the folks from Black Impulse on NTS Radio hijack their weekly mixtape—resulting in two hours of music, most of which you've probably never heard before. Heather Weil focuses on prog...
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It's Nice That + NTS Radio's Black Impulse Playlist Our creativity-championing friends over at It's Nice That have let the folks from Black Impulse on NTS Radio hijack their weekly mixtape—resulting in two hours of music, most of which you've probably...
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Miami Art Week 2013: Dove Allouche
As part of Art Basel's "Positions" program, selected galleries are invited to present the work of a single artist. As part of this year's program, Parisian gallery Gaudel de Stampa presented an ethereal series of photographs by French artist Dove...
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Miami Art Week 2013: Brazil ArtFair
A new fair has entered the landscape of Miami's ever-expanding art week. Opening today, 4 December 2013, the Brazil ArtFair is housed in a spacious 25,000 square foot exposition tent, located near the Wynwood Art District. There, 15 Brazilian galleries...
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David Datuna: Viewpoint of Billions
Melding enough types of buzzworthy gadgets to make any technologist drool, NY-based artist David Datuna's new multimedia piece "Viewpoint of Billions" is likely one of the first pieces of art to be specifically created with Google Glass. Building...
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Art Basel 2013: The Changing Worlds of Sculpture
Transportive and transformative, the following six sculptural pieces found at this year's Art Basel push the boundaries of the medium and its definition within art. Chaotic, thoughtful and sometimes even funny, each work manages to bring a new world...
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Art Basel 2013: Paint, Zippers and Partnering
With the history of art stretching back to the earliest stages of humanity, it can be difficult to enter unexplored frontiers. The following artists presented work at this year's Art Basel that, whether by means of innovation or refreshing clarity...
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