Art Basel Party Wrap-Up: Kenny Scharf at the Raleigh Hotel
The Miami art show, Art Basel, has ended its weeklong celebration and now its time for all the hotel party reports to start rolling in.
Today, we had a couple emails about pop artist Kenny Scarf's Astral Uber Cadillac party held at the Raleigh Hotel last Thursday. Apparently, the party was wild with interpretative dancers kicking off the party with what appears to be cave people doing the Lambada and ending with teddy bears being destroyed. Art Forum mag called it the funniest show of the week with a mint condition 1960 Cadillac transformed into a "den of pop culture" as the show's main focus, centered by the pool.
The car features a tiara on top, florescent brains atop fushcia totem poles on the hood and candy-striped paint. A tipster reports:
The car's trunk was opened to reveal an art explosion - including a revolving disco ball, rope lights, mirrors and animated characters spinning gleefully atop twirling turntables.
Wow, that sounds like the most wild Raleigh Hotel party since OJ Simpson partied there.
If you have any more Art Basel stories and photos, send 'em our way.