Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach returns to Miami Art Week for the 16th year, celebrating its claim to fame as a “hot-spot” for artists, collectors, and exhibitors from around the globe.
This year, the hotel will continue the tradition with its ongoing series “SagamoreisArt,’’ presenting URBAN LEGENDS, a curated selling exhibit showcasing the works of iconic and emerging urban artists that will remain on display from Dec. 4 – Jan. 7, 2018.
“This year marks an influential time for the Sagamore Hotel, as we endure long-lasting relationships with the art and cultural community. We’ve created a platform to allow both recognized and up-and-coming talent to utilize the property to present their creativity whether it be through art, music, fashion or food,” said Ronit Neuman, Sagamore Hotel’s Co-Principal.
URBAN LEGENDS pays homage to the culture and history of urban street art and allows artists to communicate directly with the public at large. These artists often show socially relevant content infused with aesthetic value to attract attention and to a cause a form of Art Provocation.
“Urban artists are a testimony of our societies and are our contemporary poets. Through their works, they share our stories and discuss the evolution of our world, they are telling our modern legends,” said Sebastien Laboureau, Sagamore Hotel’s Art Advisor, and urban art specialist.
During Miami Art Week, Sagamore will showcase some of today’s most influential names in the urban art community through an ongoing exhibit and live happenings.
The artists exhibited will include ABSTRK, Bambi, Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mr. D, D*Face, Demsky, Faile, Romain Froquet, Inkie, Invader, Joe Iurato, Kaws, Kan, Keith Haring, L’Atlas, Logan Hicks, Spok, Miss Tic, Obey and Zeus, in partnership with numerous international art galleries, and curated by Laboureau.
In addition, the hotel will showcase an exceptional mural attributed to Banksy compliments of FAAM, entitled “Cave Man,” a wall presenting an iconic visual, painted in Los Angeles in 2008.
The URBAN LEGEND exhibit – open to the public – will allow guests to peruse the art at their leisure 24/7 with complimentary admission or arrange for a private tour with the hotel’s resident art advisor, by appointment only. Most pieces will also be available to purchase.
From Dec. 6 – 8, the hotel’s monthly program, “The Art of Happy Hour” (5 pm – 7 pm) will present Crushes, Cocktails and Conversations with award-winning innovator and host of the Innovation Crush podcast, Chris Denson. During these times Innovation Crush will host a series of live recordings for the public to join and will be accompanied by a fun and interactive artificial intelligence showcase and celebrated leaders of the global cultural community.
In partnership with Arts Business Council of Miami, Denson will be the featured keynote speaker at the annual Breakfast with Arts & Technology, hosted by Brightline on Dec. 6. The presentation will be followed by an audience discussion moderated by Leigh-Ann Buchanan of Miami Venture Cafe.
Concluding the week, Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach will continue with the iconic Saturday Brunch on Dec. 9 from 9 am to 1 pm hosted and sponsored by hotel’s new ownership along with BNY Mellon Wealth Management and Chubb Insurance.
The invitation-only event will showcase a program of live music, art and culture including a performance by South Florida’s leader in genre-bending musical exploration, Nu Deco Ensemble at 10 am to Noon. The feature presentation will include an innovative and compelling, site-specific chamber music experience that will integrate with the Sagamore’s art exhibits, activations, and architecture.
The morning will also feature a joint dance interlude from Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami and Grace Arts Florida.