Pics from Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin’s Arsham ‘Alter’ Party

By | December 1st, 2010 | 6 Comments

the girl by the bar

Anyone who mentions the art at last night’s Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin party is yanking your chain. It was beautiful, particularly Xavier Veilhan’s wood sculptures in the downstairs showroom. But that was besides the point. Crab cakes rested atop slices of eggplant on silver trays, wine flowed gratis, and there was art in the way. The point was to be seen in one’s finest scarf and to ignore — as casually as possible — the fact that Jeffrey Loria was in attendance. The hundreds of attendees, many of whom gave away their foreign provenance with a double kiss, were happy to oblige. The muted works in Daniel Arsham’s “Alter” were literally collapsing for attention — and they deserved it — but the exhibit space functioned mainly as an antechamber between the doorway and the garden party out back. No surprise. Art Basel is closing in, and the art world itself is collapsing upon Miami. The music was fun, and the people were beautiful. We danced to LCD Soundsystem (whose James Murphy is reportedly in town for a show at the Raleigh Hotel on Wednesday night) and thereby limbered up for the weekend of aesthetic inundation ahead. If last night is any indication, it will be a lot more fun than a trip to the museum.

Here are some more pics from the event.

glass eye

purp hair

crispin glover

Jeffrey H. Loria
Florida Marlins owner and art dealer Jeffrey Loria and artist Daniel Arsham

Daniel Arsham's "Deer"
Arsham’s “Deer”


Xavier Veilhan Sculpture
From the Xavier Veilhan exhibit.


Photos by Robby Campbell

6 Comments on “Pics from Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin’s Arsham ‘Alter’ Party”

  1. 1 Pashmina said at 10:52 am on December 1st, 2010:

    I really enjoy reading your blog, and I had to tell you how much I liked this phrase… “literally collapsing for attention” That’s a phrase I can’t wait to use. Now to hunt down the right context. Haha.

    What’s on your agenda for tonight?

  2. 2 Pashmina said at 10:59 am on December 1st, 2010:

    Oh, one more thing. Isn’t Nancy Wang (from LCD) playing at Bardot tonight? If James is playing at Raleigh, that’s only blocks from Metric. That would be killer.

  3. 3 Jordan Melnick said at 11:16 am on December 1st, 2010:

    Thank you Pashmina. May the context be people collapsing for your attention.

    Tonight I’m thinking Art Loves Music on 22nd Street Beach and crashing the James Murphy show at the Raleigh Hotel. You?

  4. 4 Jordan Melnick said at 11:50 am on December 1st, 2010:

    She is! The question is how James Murphy will manage to subdivide and be everywhere at once in Miami this weekend. If anyone could do it …

  5. 5 Pashmina said at 12:02 pm on December 1st, 2010:

    Thanks Jordan, I’ll toast to that. :)

    Crashing Raleigh is indeed on my agenda, although I’m not sure I’ll make it in time for Metric on the Beach. If Raleigh is a no go (I’m a newbie at the art of crashing), I may head over to LIV to check out Mark Ronson’s act. It’s free if you RSVP to

    But really, I wish I could confirm if the Maginot Line at the David Castillo Gallery is doing a preview tonight. I’ve worshiped the works of Claes Oldenberg and Willem de Kooning as a teenager.

  6. 6 Top Ten Miami Art Basel, Bike, Music, and Beer Events in December | Beached Miami said at 2:00 pm on December 1st, 2010:

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