Art Basel 2012


6th - 9th Dec 2012

Miami Beach, FloridaMiami Beach, Florida

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This December Miami Beach, Florida, played host to the 11th year of the most prestigious art show in America. Art Basel featured more than 260 leading galleries showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries and Camper & Nicholsons hosted two private events during the week.

This month Camper & Nicholsons joined Elite Traveler, RBC Wealth Management, and top art collectors to celebrate Art Basel at the Villa by Barton G. The exhibiting galleries were among the world's most respected art dealers, with special sections featuring young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art, allowing them to both discover new developments in contemporary art and experience rare museum-calibre artworks.

In 1992, as the Art Deco preservationists worked to clean up a hardscrabble beach area, Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace visited South Beach and instantly fell in love with the villa. He lovingly restored the home to its original glory and brought international celebrities to visit and party there (think Madonna and Elton John). The home was bought in 2000 by a telecommunications mogul, and has since been turned into a private, members-only mansion. Guests of Camper & Nicholsons were whisked away to this extraordinary venue from the Art Basel Vernissage tour to enjoy cocktails and a fabulous dinner.

Camper & Nicholsons also hosted a number of VIP guests attending Art Basel where the champagne kept flowing on board the motor yacht Cerri. Anchored in Sunset Harbour Marina, Miami Beach, guests were treated to delicious canapés and drinks during the My Yacht annual reception. The event was hosted in collaboration with Nicholas Franki & Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG, with wines, cocktails and cognac from Shafer Wines' Hillside Select & Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay, Bombay Saphire and Grey Goose cocktails, and D'Ussé VSOP cognac. Private tours of the stunning motor yacht were also hosted throughout the evening.

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Camper & Nicholsons will be hosting Art Basel’s two VIP events during the week.