MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – It’s a wrap for Art Week in South Florida.READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
Tuesday began with a sneak peek of Art Miami in Wynwood – the longest running satellite fair of Art Week. CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo browsed through the more than 120 galleries filling the big white tent.
On Wednesday, the VIP preview of Art Basel 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center resembled lines of a Black Friday sale. The uber wealthy buyers weren’t getting any bargains there though. Even art collector and real estate mogul Jorge Perez who was seen shopping with Perez Art Museum’s curator Tobias Ostrander was checking price tags.
“Tobias is the only person who costs me more money than my wife,” joked Perez.
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Big name art brought in big names stars Leo DiCaprio made his appearance back at the fair again, while first time fair goer actress Angie Harmon lost her voice but not her eye for art.
“This is just blowing my mind. Everything is so beautiful here. It’s my first time. I’m so excited to be here. I can’t stand it,” said the actress.
From the sports world Petrillo spotter, art collector and Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) shopping as well as retired baseball player Mike Piazza with his wife Alicia.
Actor Sylvester Stallone was knocked out by this year’s exhibit at Art Basel.
“This is an avalanche of creativity like I haven’t seen. You wonder how do you go through it?” said Stallone.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South Florida
Petrillo asked him if he was ready to buy.
“I already bought four things. I have to go back to work,” Stallone responded while laughing.
Miami’s own director Brett Ratner was happy to see his hometown shine.
“I never dreamed being a kid hanging out on South Beach and seeing what was going on here that it would become this. It’s amazing,” Ratner said.
On Thursday Petrillo found that “oh dear” art is everywhere — in the parks, in the pools and even makeshift gyms.
The next day was a soggy day at Wynwood Walls but people still enjoyed their new garden. Later in the evening, Petrillo found actress Katie Holmes – the cover girl for this month’s Ocean Drive Magazine. And she was not complaining about the weather.
“I love it here. It’s okay. It’s just raining. It’s still better than New York right now,” Holmes said.
During the weekend, Petrillo joined in on an exclusive party at the Setai Hotel, where they announced the partnership of Italia Independent and Ducati and the unveiling of the new Scrambler motorcycle.
Lapo Elkinn heir to Fiat Automotive was revved up for the event.
“We are extremely proud to have the opportunity to announce it in a place as important as Art Basel.” Elkinn said.MORE NEWS: South Florida’s Sky-High Rent Is Squeezing Longtime Locals Looking For An Affordable Place
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