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  MIAMI NICE
Photos by Paul Laster
 
  Out in Miami during art-fair week, Dec. 6-10, 2006.
 
   
Artist Chiho Aoshima on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach
 
Robert Chambers operating his helicopter sculpture at the Flamingo in South Beach
 
Artist Aaron Young at his container project for Harris Lieberman in Art Positions
   
 
 
Ann Hamilton at the Guillermo Kuitca party at Craig Robins’ Aqua development
 
Iona Rozeal Brown (left) and Mickalene Thomas at the Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach
 
Designer Philippe Starck in the VIP Lounge at Art Basel Miami Beach
 
Hotelier Andres Balazs at his sunset party at the Standard in South Beach
 
 
   
Agnes Gund at the Margulies Collection brunch
 
Miami’s legendary Skull Sisters with their son at the Paris Theater in South Beach
 
Whitney Museum director Adam Weinberg at the Devendra Banhart concert at the Raleigh
   
 
     
Thomas Demand (left), Serpentine director Julia Peyton-Jones and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Margulies Collection brunch
 
Artforum associate editor Nikki Columbus, Hessel Museum director Tom Eccles, and dealers Carol Greene and Andrew Kreps at the Artforum party in South Beach
     
 
   
Friends With You members Arturo Sandoval III and Sam Borkson in the Skywalkers Parade on Miami Beach
 
John Bock performing Zero Hero at the Moore Space Loft
 
Emmanuel Javogue with a painting by Erro at the Javogue Collection in Miami’s Wynwood Art District
   
 
 
John Baldessari and Artforum editor Tim Griffin at the Albion Hotel in South Beach
 
Artists Michael Dee and Jennifer Lewandowski at Lemon Sky in Wynwood
 
Naomi Fisher and Jim Drain at Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery in Miami
 
Donna Karan and Interview Magazine editor Ingrid Sischy at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
 
 
   
A sculpture by Frank Benson at the Rubell Collection, flanked by Kelly Taxter (right) and Hirshhorn Museum curator Anne Ellegood and Pascal Spengelmann
 
Art Basel director Sam Keller at the ABMB vernissage
 
Artists Chris Johansen (left) and Jo Jackson with dealer Jack Hanley at Art Positions in Miami
   
 
   
Guillermo Kuitca at the opening of his public art project at Craig Robins’ Aqua development in Miami Beach
 
Martha Stewart and furniture designer Dennis Miller at the Ritz-Carlton in Miami Beach
 
Jack Pierson signing curator Klaus Biesenbach's hand at a book-signing party at the Raleigh
   
 
 
Jeremy Blake at a Vanity Fair party at the Ralph Lauren Store in South Beach
 
Whitney Museum curator Shamim Momin (left) and artist Sue De Beer reading "schlock fiction" at the NADA Art Fair
 
Cricket Taplin and photographer Elliott Erwitt at the Sagamore brunch
 
Rosa de la Cruz at the John Bock performance at the Moore Space Loft in Miami
 
 
  Paul Laster is the editor of Artkrush and a regular contributor to Artnet Magazine