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Art Basel Miami Beach VIP reception

MIAMI BEACH, FL (December 1, 2005) - On the opening night of Art Basel Miami Beach, the Bass Museum opened its doors to over 2,000 guests and hosted their biggest bash of the year. Harry Winston, Friends of the Bass Museum, and Arte al Dia International Magazine generously sponsored the high profile event that brought together Bass Museum members with artists, gallerists, art collectors and distinguished guests from all over the globe. The Art Basel event was preceded with an intimate gathering that was comprised of upper level members, Friends of the Bass Museum, and special guests of Harry Winston and Arte al Dia.

SHORTCUTS BETWEEN REALITY AND FICTION: VIDEO, INSTALLATIONS AND PAINTING FROM LE FONDS NATIONAL D'ART CONTEMPORAIN is on view at the Bass Museum of Art on Miami Beach through January 29, 2006. For more information please go to or contact Lee Ortega, Director of Marketing and Public Relations 305.673.7530 x2001.

Members! Don't miss the opening reception for I WANNA BE LOVED BY YOU: PHOTOGRAPHS OF MARILYN MONROE from the Leon and Michaela Constantiner Collection in February. To receive information about membership please call 305.673.7530 x1013.

Photos from VIP Event
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H.I.H. Princess Thi-Nga of Vietnam and President of Harry Winston, Jim Suess.

Luis Quintero and Diane Sepler

H.I.H. Princess Thi-Nga discussing the Hirshhorn installation with Dolores Ziff

Dr. Sanford Ziff and Norma Quintero

Artist Herve di Rosa with Diane Camber, Executive Director of the
Bass Museum.

Jorge and Elena Blanco

Executive Director and Chief Curator Diane Camber and
Barbara Berger of Mexico City.

Artist Orlan with Claude Allemand-Cosneau, Director of FNAC (Le Fonds National d'Art Contemporain)

Barthelemy Toguo, artist from Shortcuts exhibition with
Diane Camber

Susy Korb, Chief Marketing
Officer of Harry Winston

Visitors experiencing Malachi Farrell's interactive installation entitled Interview (Paparazzi)

Art enthusiasts posing in front of the Claude Closky silkscreen installation in the Bass Cafe.

Carlos and Claudia Luna

Steven and Sharon Cantor

Jim Kelley, Director of Promotions for the Regent International Hotels and Barbara Weinstein

Art enthusiasts on the Bass terrace.

Art collectors enjoying the celebration.


Dana Shear (far right) with friends.

Diane Camber and
Wayne Haltiwarger

Hernán Carrara, VP Marketing & Advertising Sales and Maria Napoles from Arte al Dia International Magazine.
The Scull Sisters and son Michael
made a special appearance.

Spectators enjoying Bernard Lavier's installation Walt Disney Productions 1947-1984.

Bass Museum security guard Caridad Negron sizing up the competition.