Day three of Art Basel was one of my favorite days. We spent the entire morning on the beach! Something about the ocean clears your mind and makes me feel post work out. It was the best way to spend a Saturday morning.
After a long morning jumping over waves, and walking along the shore, we grabbed some lunch and headed out. Our first stop was Spectrum Gallery. Sam and I were not all too impressed with what we saw, we did however run into a Baltimore gallery. Their work was by far our favorite, and they represent my friend (and Alberts old roommate). Speaking of Morel....
This guy is one of the best! Morel supplied us with numerous free passes into shows and VIP tickets. Without him, Art Basel would have broken my budget times five!
I met Morel the day he was leaving Baltimore. We hit it off immediately, we just clicked! I couldn't believe I had only just met him and he was leaving. We kept in touch a little bit, and then I found out he was roommates with my boyfriend their freshman year of college!
Morel picked us up and gave us a detailed tour of Miami. He then brought us to Little Haiti, and showed us (another) gallery where his work was showing. Because...of course...he was showing at multiple galleries! Props to him, because his work is stunning and his concepts are so articulate and intellectual. The detail he works with is insane and he has and always will be one of my favorites. We also got to speak with one of the artists showing. I liked his work the second I saw it, but after his explanation and discussion I was simply blown away! The work that space had to offer was great and Sam and I were extremely satisfied. It was also really cool to have Morel with us telling us about each artist and their ideas. Can you say Private Tour!!!?!
Morel then took us to a low key Haitian restaurant, which was my first time eating Haitian food. It rocked! The place was great because it was a place locals go. There was not a ton of Art Basel hustle and bustle, and it was really laid back. Morel, you are an amazing, sweet, soul, and I cannot wait until our next encounter. Your generosity and hard work astounds me and I am so lucky to call you a friend!
After dinner with Morel, Sam and I met up with Marcelline (who I mentioned from Art Basel Day one), and hit Ocean Drive. We walked around looking for parties and scoping out some menus for dessert! We landed at the after party of the GoddessSphere performance. Marina Fini and her community of artists put out quite the exhibition. If anything described my time in Miami at Art Basel, this was it!
Another jam packed day/night down in the books! I was super happy Sam was too tired to continue the night(morning), since apparently Miami never shuts down! We called it quits around 1-2 am, and discussed our plans for our last day before falling asleep.