Fly's Eye dome and Bisazza-Pucci tiles at Miami Art Basel
Miami Art Week has begun in Miami where exhibits, events and parties all surround one aspect: art. The pieces, several of them large scale, as well as commissioned pieces from past Design Miami fairs and the new starchitect-designed buildings (even the parking garages!) will surely guarantee the Design District's status as a unique experience and a world-class destination. Photos and descriptions by Art Editor Marlene Sholod.
The beautiful new Palm Court anchored by Buckminster Fuller's iconic Fly's Eye dome. Surrounded by grand, new starchitect-designed buildings not yet occupied, the new buildings are enlivened by their "wall art” – huge temporary "skins," colorful pictorials heralding the global brands that will soon be housed within.
Also in Palm Court: a statue of Le Corbusier (2015) by Xavier Veilhan seems to have popped out of the pavement to take notes.
Craig Robins at the podium discussing Miami's new museum ICA (International Contemporary Art) Miami. Debuting in the Design District's Moore Building, it will erect a new home close to the de la Cruz Collection by 2016. A rendering of the building is on the screen to the right.
The new Bisazza Pucci-inspired luxury glass mosaics can be seen at the Bisazza and Pucci showrooms in the Miami Design District.
Another Bisazza and Pucci mosaic at the Bisazza and Pucci showroom.