Beyond Art Basel

Thank you Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square for a lovely evening celebrating the height of art season in the greater Miami area. This fun event was my introduction to this wonderful institution that has been undergoing an enviable transformation.  Apart from a fun presentation, I had an opportunity to see an ongoing exhibition dedicated to the fascinating Joan Quinn (on view through January 15, 2017).  A renown collector, supporter of art and artists who knew and hang out with the greatest of them such as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ed Ruscha...

Probably the most photographed, painted and sculpted persona in the history of contemporary art, Joan Agajanian Quinn was immortalized in works by Peter Alexander, Charles Arnoldi, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mike Chearney, Patrick Demarchelier, Laddie John Dill, Shepard Fairey, Claire Falkenstein, Sophia Gasparian, Frank Gehry, Chris Hartunian, David Hockney, George Hurrell, Robert Mapplethorpe, Kim McCarty, Ed Moses, Mel Ramos, Ed Ruscha, and Beatrice Wood - all on display at this exhibition.  A trip worth making!