Art Basel Miami Beach, the international art fair that will take place in Miami Beach from December 1 to December 4, has a history of fashion presence. In the last few years, major fashion/art photos like David LaChappelle and Bruce Weber have hosted events there, as have designers Viktor & Rolf, Rodarte, Rick Owens and more. This year, Christian Dior is doing a major collaboration with German artist and sculptor Anselm Reyle, and will host a pop up Dior x Anselm Reyle shop in the Design District part of the show starting November 28, a few days before the fair officially beings. And it will be open for three full weeks.
The line is comprised of eclectic bags, wallets, jewelry, sunglasses, scarves, footwear -- and even nail polishes and eye palettes. The very collectible line will also be available to the public, but that won't happen until January 9, 2012. So this is a real treat for those who like their art to be wearable! So if you don't feel like popping or springing for a painting, you can get your art fix in a much more portable size.
Reyle is a Berlin based artist who works in painting and sculpture, and is inspired by sixties' psychedelia and Day-Glo, plus the early punk movement's graphic design."My parents tried to show me good taste, but I rebelled against it," he once told an art crowd he was lecturing to. This should be a really interesting fashion/art collaboration!! Louis Vuitton/Murakami, look out!