Art Week is a time for seeing and maybe acquiring some outstanding art. It’s also a time of exceptional people watching especially since visitors pull out their finery, I think to see and be seen, as they say (see Dec. 7, 2019 post). I’m not sure which activity is more important to me. Certainly, they are both interesting. Viewing of art and of people run about equal for me.
Here are some random observations from the variety of outings at which the people mixed with art.
Interesting how clothes coincidentally spoke to the artwork at this gathering. The random fragmentation of the artwork in the back is matched by the controlled patterns of the dress on the left:
Tropical florals on the right juxtaposed (or just plan posed) against a riotous tropical wall:
It’s difficult to see how the background texture repeats itself with this marvelously ruched hat:
And then there’s this colorful coat worn by video artist and personality Milcho:
Now to another venue and the male of the species:
Somene dressed according to the opening they were attending:
Design Miami and Untitled on the beach drew fashion from all seasons and genres:
This print caught my eye, so reminiscent of Seminole patchwork, but a printed fabric on closer look. Later in the week, Constant Companion and I attended a panel about Seminole patchwork at the Perez Museum and … the real thing, times ten.
And then there was pop art times two!
Here’s a fair representation of the wearables at the main show, Art Basel Miami Beach, lots of jackets and tops:
If you read my account of Art Miami last week (Dec. 6, 20221 post), you might remember that I was drawn to the artist representation of flowers. A few visitors also wore flowers in their attire:
Well, except for this guy, with another beautiful textile from Africa:
And then gallerist Bernice Steinbaum is who own style, with Constant Companion peeking in. His statement mask by Harmony Korin is from last year’s Design Miami:
True confession time: I, too, pull out my finest during Art Week; it just plain feels nice to dress up! Several of my skirts are replete with bright floral patterns, then there’s the jacket alive with green and orange bird of paradise sprays. Sometimes I also pull out my silk leopard print top and skirt. But no one (that I am aware of) takes photos of me!