Art Basel Miami Likes to Party (And So Do We All)

Like most of the art world, The Art Reserve is headed to Art Basel Miami Beach (December 6-9) to share in the openings, display, and festivities.

Today is fairly quiet before the main kickoff–but that’s not to say there’s a lack of events to attend. If you’re in Miami and looking to get an early start, head now to SCOPE, Art Miami, and CONTEXT (all conveniently near to each other, around Midtown). There will also be live music throughout the day, including performances from Peter Bjorn & John and Rick Ross.

The key here is visual spectacle. So along with daytime events, Art Basel Miami promises any number of extravagant parties tonight and throughout the week. Perhaps you’ve landed a coveted invite to the Jeffrey Deitch or Chanel parties. But even if you weren’t so lucky, Flavorwire has you covered.

The site has compiled a series of snapshots of art world parties that spans decades and movements. There’s a Surrealist party thrown by Baroness Marie-Helene de Rothschild in 1972, a Bauhaus “Metal Party” in 1929, and (of course) a snapshot of Warhol’s factory. Spend a few minutes flipping through the slideshow, and bask in the knowledge that artists really do throw the best events. We, therefore, have high expectations for Art Basel Miami.

Kit Warchol