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Bejeweled & Bewitching

| July 2, 2013 | Parties

The idea of masters like Andy Warhol and Salvador Dalí turning their creative eyes toward jewelry is an exhibition idea tailor-made for a city like Miami, where ladies wear their baubles to galas and the gym with equal aplomb. So it was not surprising that this year’s A Night at the Museum gala at the Bass was as crowded as ever. That’s because in addition to the standard hobnobbing that’s par for the course at such parties, guests were also treated to a private preview of From Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweler, a show curated by Diane Venet featuring “jewelry” as envisioned by some of the greatest artists of recent times. Museum Director Silvia Karman Cubiñá and Board President George Lindemann, along with gala chairs Criselda Breene and Christina Getty-Maercks, welcomed artists (Agustina Woodgate, Frances Trombly, Carlos Betancourt), gallerists (Anthony Spinello, David Castillo, Fred Snitzer), collectors (Robert Blumenthal, Kathryn Mikesell, John Lin) and many, many others, all of whom couldn’t help being charmed by the whimsical nature of the exhibition. “I could definitely rock out that rabbit necklace,” said a guest referring to a Jeff Koons piece. “It’d be perfect for Art Basel.” Photography by Manny Hernandez & World Red Eye


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