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Kevin Berlin / "Basel Beach Boom! VS. Veni Vidi Venezia!" new article Social Life Magazine pp 142-144

“Basel Beach Boom! VS. Veni Vidi Venezia!" By Kevin Berlin. Featured in Social Life Magazine's special Memorial Day issue. Available in print throughout the Hamptons, Palm Beach and NYC.

Social Life Magazine is the premiere luxury publication for the Hamptons.

Excerpts from the article:

"The 2024 art season walks in with the confidence of a runway model, one foot in front of the other. If I had to choose, there are two upcoming art world events not to miss. One takes place every first week of December in Miami. The second has already started and runs through November in the historic floating city of Marco Polo: Venice. But why choose? Choose both!"

"Art Basel Miami Beach remains the big boom art venue for the Americas and perhaps the world’s most important art fair. From Downtown to South Beach, Miami skies are filled with scaffolding, skyscrapers, and the kind of cranes that don’t fly. Billionaires like Bezos and sports icon Lionel Messi, who now wears the flamingo pink jersey of Inter Miami, have recently become residents. Prime property values dare to double every three years, and some say it’s the new L.A., on a smaller scale of course. Miami: the only city where the people are hotter than the weather. So what’s not to like? Oh, did I mention perfect weather? It’s no surprise that art collectors worldwide arrive for what every year somehow reinvents itself as the Super Bowl of the art world."

"The Venice Biennale is not just for art collectors and curators. Once every two years, dress to meet diplomats, princes, politicians, partygoers, and artists themselves. This year’s theme is Stranieri Ovunque — “Strangers Everywhere” — featuring the Biennale’s first ever Latin American curator, Adriano Pedrosa. If you are lucky, you might meet the Italian-born Brazilian artist Anna Maria Maiolino and the Paris-based Turkish artist Nil Yalter, who are the recipients of the Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement. Don’t panic, Italy is waiting. Embrace your vision of early morning espressos by the Grand Canal. Enjoy the art over a Bellini or two at Harry’s Bar. Veni vidi Venezia!"

Kevin Berlin, Piazza San Marco, 59th Venice Biennale. Photo Honorata Perzanowska 2022

Artist Michael Chow, a.k.a Mr. Chow, Kevin Berlin, Art Miami, Art Basel Miami Beach 2023

Miami Memories. Knockout artist Mike Tyson and Kevin Berlin, private event, Nobu, Art Basel Miami Beach 2022

Adriano Pedrosa, curator, 60th Venice Biennale. Photo Jacopo Salvi, Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia, 2024

Artist Pierce Brosnan, a.k.a James Bond, Kevin Berlin, Art Miami, Art Basel Miami Beach 2023


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