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Who Made It To Art Basel This Year?

December 8, 2008 at 8:45 AM | by | Comment (1)

Pamela Anderson arrives at Art Basel in Miami Beach with photographer friend David LaChapelle in a T-shirt and no pants. LaChapelle shot Anderson for a film featured in the Elton John "Red Piano" concerts in Las Vegas; this year in Art Basel he presented an exhibit called "Jesus Is My Homeboy."

Cityfile dismissed the celebrity guests at Art Basel as "decoration," bearing no significance to how the festival's really doing at what it's supposed to do--sell art. If so, stars were still willing to show up and look good for the cameras. Beyonce and Jay-Z took in a few galleries--furnishing one of their places together, perhaps? And Kirsten Dunst took a bunch of girlfriends to South Beach with her, before ditching them at a party to hit on Tom Brady. We had no idea he was into art!

Even The New York Times got in on the act by following their version of a tabloid star to the show, musician Malcolm McLaren, who presented his own video project to an adoring crowd. Another star presenter who made sure to be seen: Marilyn Manson, who showed up his bloody paintings and his new post-Evan Rachel Wood girlfriend.

Related Stories:
· Art Basel: Looking, Partying, Little Buying [Cityfile]
· Anarchy? No, It's Art [NYT]
· Miami Art Fest A Celebs' Slum [NYP]
· Celeb Travel coverage [Jaunted]

[Photo: Daily Mail UK]

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media hype + South Beach

It never fails! Who doesn't want an excuse to go to South Beach?! Plus, there's media there! I doubt Tom Brady actually bought anything -- except maybe another paternity suit. We'll see what the final sales tally was sometime this week. Keep your fingers crossed.

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