Eddie Arroyo’s “Uhuru Konsyan honoring Arthur McDuffie,” 2020, is part of the show “Talking to Real Americans” at Spinello Projects through March 19, 2022.

Miami’s home-honed artists are often associated with contemporary formats like street art, installations, photography and multimedia. A trio of recent exhibits showcase the strength of Miami-based painters in very different ways.

For the past 50 years, Cuban-born Arturo Rodriguez has lived and worked in Miami, creating a body of fantastical oil paintings that appear in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, among many others. His current show, at LnS Gallery near Coconut Grove, comprises a series of large-scale paintings based on three seminal literary works: Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness,” Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick” and Louis-Ferdinand Céline’s “Journey to the End of the Night.”

The vibrant, emotional

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Once a year the art and design crowd descend onto Miami Beach to soak up the sun, dive straight into a week of heavy hedonism, and get a taste of what’s new and covetable on the art and design market.

As party of my scouting duty this year, I battled with the Miami Art Basel traffic jams to hop between parties, lunches, installations and fairs to round up all the trends as selected from my iPhone camera roll. Heads up: the home space is about to get really weird—from kooky creatures to furnishing the metaverse.

All The 2022 Trends We Spotted (From the New Pink to NFT Rooms) At Art Basel Miami

Photography by Mathijs Labadie

Creature Comforts

All The 2022 Trends We Spotted (From the New Pink to NFT Rooms) At Art Basel Miami

Photography by James Harris

All over Design Miami I discovered furnishings inspired by animals and creatures that look like they stepped out of a page of Where the Wild Things Are. I can imagine these pieces being used as a conversation piece in a chic interior, or for

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Legendary rocker Lenny Kravitz gave a private performance Friday for a star-studded crowd that included Leonardo DiCaprio and local Latin boy band CNCO during Miami’s Art Week.

The lavish party is an annual affair hosted by business mogul and art collector Wayne Boich. He and his wife also hosted a private dinner before the Richard Mille After Dark event at their waterfront estate. Venus and Serena Williams danced and sang along as Kravitz took the stage for a 75-minute concert as a yacht pulled alongside to hear the rocker.

“This ain’t a concert. We’re just hanging out,” the “Are You Gonna Go My Way,” singer said, pulling Boich onstage to dance.

FILE – In this image taken from video, Musician Lenny Kravitz stands in front of one of his photos from his exhibit “Flash”, which is running in conjunction with Art Basel in Miami Beach, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015.
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Roc Nation and Modern Luxury’s new multimedia destination launches its first volume with renowned cultural icons including Beverly Johnson, Artist Nathaniel Mary Quinn and Photos by Mickalene Thomas

Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST|Updated: 11 hours ago

MIAMI, Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, EDITION by Modern Luxury, a unique multi-platform portal, announced that it will formally unveil its long-awaited, inaugural issue at Art Week Miami with actor, director and producer Issa Rae gracing the cover of the limited collector’s Art Issue. Rae, who became a household name for her creation of the critically-acclaimed HBO series Insecure, is a driving force in the entertainment industry.

EDITION's limited collector's Art Issue with cover star, actor, director, and producer Issa Rae.
EDITION’s limited collector’s Art Issue with cover star, actor, director, and producer Issa Rae.

EDITION – which was formed in partnership with Roc Nation and Modern Luxury Media – will herald an array of artists and creatives. Within EDITION

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