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From December 3-6, 2009, Miami Beach, Florida, will be home to the eighth annual edition of the international art show, Art Basel Miami Beach. Indeed Art Basel Miami Beach, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas, is the most important art show in the United States. Like its sister event, Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach will present an exclusive selection of more than 250 leading art galleries from USA, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Asia, and will exhibit 20th and 21st century artworks by more than 2,000 artists.

To make your trip to Miami flawless and beautiful, our dear friends at Pinacoteca New York, who brought you the Contemporary Grand Tour last June, have done it again! This time, they have created a cultural itinerary featuring an outstanding selection of contemporary art and design, combined with an exciting social agenda filled with local flavor. What else do you need? If you’re an art lover like me, this excellent package is a great opportunity to take in the breathtaking works of the 20th and 21st centuries, while revelling in the vibrancy and energy that we all love about Miami!

With 6 days/5 nights, from Tuesday December 1st to Sunday December 6th, this custom trip by Pinacoteca NYC is dedicated to offer unforgettable journeys for those who want to have fun in the sun and admire great artwork all at the same time. This trip will leave an imprint on you that you will still feel a long time after your return every time you smile.

Day 1, upon your arrival to Miami International Airport, you will be greeted and transported to the brand new W Hotel SOUTH BEACH. A welcome reception at the grove – the oceanfront sanctuary of the W Hotel South Beach – will await you, where Pinacoteca specialists will introduce the details of the program. The evening will continue with two Invitation Only event: a collector’s preview and a reception.

Day 2, will bring you to a private view of the Margulies collection at 9am: Miro & Noguchi: Masters of Surrealist Sculpture; 100 Years of Photography from 1909-2009. At 11am, you will attend the VIP opening of SCOPE, the largest and most global art fair in the world, featuring emerging contemporary art. Lunch will be waiting for you at Azul restaurant (# 1 Mediterranean cuisine with a touch of Asia and France) inside the Mandarin Oriental Miami. The afternoon will be filled with a VIP reception at Art Miami, and a VIP Vernissage visit at Art Basel Miami Beach (Convention Centre) for the best modern and contemporary art galleries in the world. The evening will continue with cocktails and dinner at the gorgeous Setai South Beach to honor artist Teresita Fernández.

Day 3, in the morning you will visit the studio of Timothy Buwalda, Beatriz Monteavaro, Gean Moreno, amongst others…Afterwards, Debra and Dennis Scholl will present their private collection of contemporary art (including painting, drawing, sculpture, video and photography) at the World Class Boxing (WCB) exhibition space located in Wynwood, Miami’s art district…

Full trip details about this amazing customized travel package for Art Basel Miami Beach are available upon request. Moreover, guests will enjoy a selection of Miami’s top restaurants and preferential rates at the recently opened W Hotel SOUTH BEACH, a beachfront oasis designed by international tastemakers.

These services are included in the package:

• A pre-departure Program Overview including: day-by-day itinerary, not-to-be missed
fair highlights, local maps, and suggested reading material.
• VIP access to art fairs, museum receptions, and special events.
• Introductions to gallery directors and museum curators.
• Art market specialists and art historians to accompany guests in all visits.
• Walking seminars on the Contemporary Art Market.
• A special tour of select Latin American Contemporary Art Galleries exhibiting at
Art Basel Miami Beach.
• Guided visits to select artists’ studios and private collections.
• Art advisory services.
• Art market performance reports.
• Private airport transfer and local transportation.
• Gourmet lunch meals and alcoholic beverages as stated in itinerary.
• Recommendations on select restaurants and hotel accommodations.
• On-call assistance of Pinacoteca NYC staff.

If you are interested in booking/reserving your Art Basel Miami Beach travel package, specially created by Anna Di Stasi from Pinacoteca NYC; contact your luxury concierge company, Pure Entertainment Group. We will be able to assist you with any details in regards to your arrangements.

Email concierge@purentonline.com for full program prices and details.

Pictures credits: Pinacoteca NYC, Setai Miami and W Hotel South Beach.

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