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Seven Instagrammers You Should Know Before Heading to Basel Miami

Oh, hi, Basel. We almost didn’t see you there, what with all the remnants of turkey and pecan pie lying about. But anyway, here you are. With all of your art, satellite fairs... and yes, parties. Anyway, it’s a lot to take in. So we’ve tapped seven local-to-Miami Instagram accounts that’ll serve as guides, if you will, to all of the Art Basel Miami Beach action from the moment you touch down. May the filters be ever in your favor.

Typoe

Typoe

Who he is: Street artist and gallerist at Spinello Projects, an “unorthodox” art space in Little Haiti.  He’s also collaborated on a shoe design for local slipper purveyors Del Toro.
Expect pictures of: Brightly colored installations and works in progress around the city. So, yes, this one’s actually about the art.
Hashtags: #ContemporaryArt #CreativeCollaborator #NotSoBlankCanvas

Dave Grutman

Dave Grutman

Who he is: The guy behind LIV, that massive den of dance and champagne-fueled debauchery you’ve probably heard whispers about.
Expect pictures of: Celebrities and easy-on-the-eyes types at late-night parties and drinking champagne from untouchable rooms. Maybe a shot from a DJ booth suspended over a crowd of deeply introspective art historians.
Hashtags: #BottleService #LateNight #LIVingTheLife

Freehand Miami

Freehand Miami

Who they are: A funky Miami Beach hostel housing one of the finest drinking establishments in the country (hello, Broken Shaker).
Expect pictures of: Pool parties. Beautiful drinks. Pseudo-boho types riding bikes and doing artsy things around the property involving art... and things.
Hashtags: #BrokenShaker #BohemianRhapsody #HostelEnvironment

Locust Projects

Locust Projects

What it is: A Design District exhibition space and gallery dabbling in some pretty experimental stuff, e.g., a science fiction version of Christmas Eve with plastic T. rexes and Hulk figurines. Makes sense.
Expect pictures of: Art. Honest-to-goodness art. Or whatever Hulk figurines count as.
Hashtags: #Artists #PuttingTheArtInBasel #NotSouthBeach

The Webster

The Webster

What it is: One of the city’s legendary fashion destinations, led by its founding partner, Laure Hériard-Dubreuil.
Expect pictures of: Beautiful people. Nice threads. Art installations. Beautiful people wearing nice threads around art installations. You get it.
Hashtags: #DesignerPieces #WhoWoreItBetter #YouTearItYouBuyIt

Aileen Quintana

Aileen Quintana

Who she is: Makeup artist, head of back-of-house production for the likes of Fendi and YSL, all-around Miami party goddess.
Expect pictures of: Some really trippy stuff thanks to a “dreamlike interactive installation” she’s hosting at her studio all week. And maybe a model thrown in for good measure.
Hashtags: #OpenArtHouse #LongStrangeTrip #ModelBehavior

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade

Who he is: A sock designer... who happens to have three NBA championships under his belt.
Expect pictures of: Fellow NBA players and famous types at a few invite-only parties, a Gabrielle Union sighting or three and a well-coordinated sock game.
Hashtags: #WadeCounty #BasketballDiaries #FriendsInHighPlaces

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