Miami Art Basel

1800 Coleccion celebrated Art Basel 2011 at The Architectural Digest Oasis at The Raleigh Hotel. Lounging in the elegant space designed by Marc Cunningham, 50 VIPs enjoyed a sumptuous brunch paired with delicious bespoke 1800 tequila cocktails set against an exhibition of Kai and Sunny‘s “Flower Series”. Artists Gary Baseman and Vivian Rosenthal, Founder of Tronic Studio; Augmented Reality Platform Goldrun; Kai and Sunny; and Product and Industrial designer Demian Repucci explored the broad theme of “The Intersection of Art and Design” in a lively panel discussion chaired by Bernstein and Andriulli‘s Louisa’s St. Pierre.

Guests received an exclusive tote bag designed by Marc Jacobs’s illustrator Nomoco, containing a limited edition card set, and Baseman’s latest designer vinyl toy Toby’s Secret Society, kindly donated by Kidrobot. Gary Baseman also customized 50 beautiful gold, black and red screen prints with his infamous characters, and chatted amiably with guests as he signed them, concluding the jovial event.