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The Art Fair Checklist

As festival-goers descend on Art Basel Miami Beach this week, DuJour asks 9 notables their game plan for navigating the scene

From Tracey Emin’s new show to the veal chop at Casa Tua, here’s what the industry’s top tastemakers headed to Miami are looking forward to most.

Brooke Garber Neidich

Whitney Museum of American Art co-chair and Sidney Garber Jewelry owner

Fairs you’re swinging by…
I love the young fairs like New Art Dealers Alliance, Miami Project and Untitled.

Gallery booth you’re looking forward to visit…
Dominique Levy‘s  “Seeing Double” exhibition of John Baldessari and Jeff Koons’ work

Meals you can’t wait to consume…
Dinners with our kids and our friends at Casa Tua and Nobu

Artists you’re eager to celebrate…
Jacolby Satterwhite, one of the Whitney 2014 Biennial artists, is having a performance at Untitled.

The top events on your calendar…
10th annual Whitney Museum Patron Dinner on Thursday at BLT Steak. And always, Andrea Rosen’s party at Casa Tua on Tuesday: A great beginning to the week.

Hotels you’re headed to…
The Raleigh

Must-shop stores:
Alchemist at the top of the Herzog and de Meuron building if I have a minute free.

Downtime activities:
A dip in the ocean

Outfit:
Anything by The Row or Dries Van Noten

Trent Fraser

Dom Perignon vice president

Fairs you’re swinging by…
Art Basel and NADA

Gallery booths you’re looking forward to visit…
Gagosian Gallery, David Zwirner, the Nova section, Shane Campbell, Phaidon Press and Marlborough Chelsea

Museum opening you’re checking out…
MOCA NoMi for Tracey Emin

Meals you can’t wait to consume…
My favorite dining spots to sip on some Dom Perignon and enjoy a meal are: Mr Chow, Casa Tua, Zuma and Cipriani.

The top events on your calendar…
I’m very biased on the event front—we host a really fun dinner at The Dutch and after party at the WALL.

Hotels you’re headed to…
The W Hotel is the nucelus for me—a fabulous property with incredible energy. Soho Beach House as always is a great place to host meetings in the daytime or pre-dinner drinks.

Must-shop stores:
I look forward to visiting the Colette pop-up art drive-thru at Alchemist.

Downtime activities:
I dont get much downtime to be honest, but I do love to get a run in along the beach and swim every morning. Many are waking up late and it’s as if I have Miami Beach all to myself.

Outfit:
I am always suited and booted.

Bettina Korek

ForYourArt founder 

Fairs you’re swinging by…
Design Miami, NADA, Art Basel and Untitled

Gallery booth you’re looking forward to visit…
Any gallery showcasing Los Angeles artists

Museum opening you’re checking out…
The key to seeing everything in Miami is planning. I might miss the museum openings, but I will get to all the shows and private foundations during the day. Befriend someone who has rented a car.

Meals you can’t wait to consume…
Cuban coffee on Lincoln Road and a cheeseburger and French fries from Shake Shack in the Herzog and de Meuron designed structure

Artists you’re eager to celebrate…
All of the artists participating in Art Basel’s Conversations and Salon series, especially the ones from Los Angeles including Doug Aitken, John Baldessari, Mungo Thomson, Ry Rocklen and Frances Stark.

The top events on your calendar…
I’m looking forward to Wednesday, starting with brunch hosted by David Webb and Armand Limnander from W Magazine to celebrate London’s Serpentine Gallery’s new Americas Foundation. My day will end with a conversation between Serpentine co-director Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Jacques Herzog and Kanye West to launch Surface Magazine’s art issue, which has a limited-edition portrait of Obrist by John Baldessari on its cover.

Hotels you’re headed to…
I go with the flow but I love Miami Beach.

Must-shop store:
The Webster is a beautiful store.

Downtime activities:
Hang out at the beach!

Outfit:
A new black Band of Outsiders dress by my friend Scott Sternberg

Ana Meier

Furniture designer 

Fairs you’re swinging by…
Design Miami, Art Basel

Gallery booths you’re looking forward to visit…
Marc Selwyn and Gallery Gymurzynska, where my father [Richard Meier] has a show of collages. Also, Matter and Cristina Grajales at Design Miami.

Museum opening you’re checking out…
MOCA NoMi’s Tracey Emin show

Meals you can’t wait to consume…
A Croque Monsieur at La Sandwicherie

The top events on your calendar…
ARTSY’s dinner at Soho Beach House

Hotels you’re headed to…
Soho Beach House and The Standard

Must-shop stores:
The Webster and Alchemist

Downtime activities:
Hanging at the pool at the St. Regis in Bal Harbour away from the fray

Outfit:
I’m pregnant so my options are limited, but I am going for an all-black look. Hatch maternity button-down shirt, J Brand maternity jeans and Martin Margiela open toed black boots and big jewelry.

Christine Messineo

Gallery director at Bortolami Gallery

Fairs you’re swinging by…
NADA. I’ve been a long-time supporter.

Gallery booths you’re looking forward to visit…
Nicholas Baume is organizing his first outdoor curated exhibition as part of the Public Sector ABMB, which includes 24 commissions by a range of artists.  Otherwise within the main fair, some required stops will be Mendes Wood, Galleria Franco Noero, Overdine and Kite, The Modern Institute and Wallspace.

Museum opening you’re checking out…
Always MOCA NoMi. They just hired a young curator Alex Gartenfeld who did a fantastic group exhibition that opened in September called “Love of Technology.” He has brought such fantastic energy to Miami collectors and to the museum.

Meals you can’t wait to consume…
I am excited to lunch on the beach the day before the fair. I always go to Tony’s for sushi and Sardenia for Italian.

Artists you’re eager to celebrate…
Matthu Placek is debuting his 3D film and installation, A Portrait of Marina Abramovic, at the Jewel Box in collaboration with the YoungArts Foundation.

The top events on your calendar…
The Oh Wow dinner with a special performance by the artist Jacolby Satterwhite on Wednesday

Hotels you’re headed to…
You must end one night having a drink at The Raleigh.

Must-shop stores:
Always The Webster. The Walgreens on Collins Avenue. Somehow every year it’s a required stop for some forgotten item. Maybe this year I’ll actually need sunscreen?

Downtime activities:
There is no downtime! You could stay out all night in Miami. Literally hopping from the fair to dinner and then the late-night parties.

Outfit:
Anything but a winter jacket

Laure Heriard Dubreuil

CEO and co-founder of The Webster

Fairs you’re swinging by…
The main fair as well as Design Miami, Scope, NADA and Pulse

Gallery booths you’re looking forward to visit…
Stefania Bortolami’s booth who represents my fiancé [the artist Aaron Young], “Untitled 2013” at Nathalie Karg/Cumulus Studios and Gallery Diet in Wynwood.

Museum openings you’re checking out…
MOCA NoMi, PAMM and Adam Lindemann’s vehicular art show “Car Park” at 1111 Lincoln Road showcasing 14 cars that have been transformed by famous artists like Damien Hirst and Richard Prince.

Meals you can’t wait to consume…
Jugo Fresh detox juice every day, but I love any meal at Casa Tua (especially the communal table); it’s so beautiful there. For a cool, relaxed meal, I love a casual Haitian dinner at Tap Tap.

Artists you’re eager to celebrate…
The Denis Hopper Exhibit at The Webster and Ryan McGinley

The top events on your calendar…
The Louis Vuitton dinner to celebrate the Charlotte Perriand exhibit and the A Portrait of Marina Abramovic film screening at the YoungArts Campus.

Hotels you’re headed to…
The Standard, Soho Beach House and Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach

Must-shop stores:
The Webster, of course. And I’ll be checking on the progress of my new Bal Harbour location, which I’m so excited about.

Downtime activities:
A few laps in the pool in my Eres swimsuit and the new Metropolitan by COMO hotel for their daily yoga and Pilates classes

Outfit:
My “Webster Dictionary” clutch from Olympia le Tan, a new crop from the Calvin Klein capsule collection, some colorful and chic Suno pieces, Piamita’s flamingo print pieces and lots of Chanel and Celine. The Atto silver sparkly turtleneck and red Anthony Vaccarello dress for night:  too sexy to even try to describe yet so chic and modern.

Jonathan Schwartz

Collector and co-founder of Splits 59 apparel 

Fairs you’re swinging by…
NADA’s scale makes it easy to navigate and its relaxed environment is refreshing. NADA always introduces me to a few galleries that I didn’t previously know.

Gallery booths you’re looking forward to visit…
Sperone Westwater’s booth is sure to be brilliant. Tresart’s “Concrete Rythms” show at Art Miami. I’m also looking forward to seeing the Leslie Tonkonow booth featuring Malerie Marder photographs.

Meals you can’t wait to consume…
Garcia’s Fish Market on the Miami River serves the freshest seafood and is always fun.

The top events on your calendar…
I’m excited to attend Francisco Costa’s event at The Webster on Friday evening.

Museum openings you’re checking out…
PAMM and MOCA NoMi

Hotels you’re headed to…
The pool at the Delano and Soho Beach House for the music and vibe

Must-shop stores:
Alcehmist on Lincoln Road and Books & Books

Downtime activities:
Running on the Key Biscayne Bridge

Outfit:
Flip flops.

Goga Ashkenazi

Creative Director and Chairwoman of Vionnet Paris, who is partnering to celebrate the opening of the new Perez Art Museum Miami

Fairs you’re swinging by…
Art Basel, Design Miami, Nada and Scope. I want to see them all!

Museum opening you’re checking out…
Definitely the PAMM opening

Meals you can’t wait to consume…
Any meal at Mr. Chow with close friends

Artists you’re eager to celebrate…
Tim Walker and Marina Abramovich

The top events on your calendar…
I really enjoy the Art Basel Talks program. Especially Hans Ulrich Obrist’s interviews. This year he will be hosting a panel called “The Artist as Technologist” that I’m looking forward to.

Hotels you’re headed to…
The W hotel. It’s like a second home.

Must-shop stores:
I always need to see what’s new at The Webster and Alchemist.

Downtime activities:
There is no time for downtime during Art Basel—too much to see and do!

Outfit:
A mix of contemporary and vintage Vionnet

 

Amy Sacco

Founder and partner of the Rec Room at the Gale Hotel in South Beach

Fairs you’re swinging by…
Unlimited, Nada

Gallery booths you’re looking forward to visit…
Michele Maccarone

Museum opening you’re checking out…
Tracey Emin at MOCA NoMi

Meals you can’t wait to consume…
My favorite restaurant is Dolce at the Gale. I’ve been begging them to open in New York. It’s truly the best Italian food I’ve ever had, and the chef makes delicious gluten-free pizza in their wood-fired brick oven!

Artists you’re eager to celebrate…
James Franco, Liberatum, Art Production Fund, Nick Graham’s Human Cannonball

The top events on your calendar…
There’s a long list! My Bungalow 8 pop-up with Architectural Digest, our James Franco dinner, Liberatum dinner and Vito Schnabel’s annual fete at Wall at the W hotel. Most nights I’ll be ensconced at my booth at the Rec Room.

Hotels you’re headed to…
I’ll stay at the Gale but will hit Soho Beach House, The Raleigh and the W hotel.

Downtime activities:
The spa at the Standard is a must for yoga, massage and their hammam.

Outfit:
Beach chic!

 

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