Celebrity designers, established and emerging artists from Miami and around the world and one of Miami’s “showman mixologists” converge November 30 at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach to launch Art Basel with the 8th installment of the Master’s Mystery Art Show (MMAS) to raise money for the Florida International University Master’s in Fine Arts Program.
The private, evening cocktail reception, sponsored by Don Q, attracts art aficionados, fashion designers and the curious who purchase original 6×9-inch works of art signed on the back to reveal the artist’s name only after their sale. The mystery creates an artistic “whodunit” as guests sip cocktails and buzz around the mini masterpieces to identify and collect works to add to their collections.
This year, some of the world’s top fashion designers are using white t-shirts as their canvases to create wearable art that knows no bounds. Each piece will be an original expression of the designer and be auctioned off that evening. As the only party of its kind during Art Basel, it is a coveted invitation and one of the most entertaining opening night parties. The show opens to the public the day after for one day only: Thursday, December 1 from 12 to 7 p.m.