The Winter 2016 edition of ELLIMAN Magazine — the first ever “Art Issue” for a magazine in this industry — debuted last week at Art Basel Miami Beach. Special guests with access to the VIP Collectors Lounge at Art Basel and Design Miami received a sneak peek of the beautifully designed magazine, featuring contents that included bold-face names such as the cover subject, superstar pop artist Kenny Scharf. Written by Kevin Sessums and showcasing exclusive photography, Scharf’s works strike such a cord that the official launch event paid homage to his style. For the third year in a row, the magazine cover party has closed out the weeklong events hosted by Douglas Elliman and Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, where the brand showcases the synergies between the globalization of the art world and the real estate world.
The scintillating event took place at the ultra-chic 1 Rooftop at 1 Hotel & Homes, where guests enjoyed specialty cocktails at the “Scharf Shack,” took photos with three different pieces of Scharf’s works, and experienced his jaw-dropping visual assist atop the rooftop pool. The striking works and ocean views were further complemented with music provided by the former Resident DJ for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Tony Okungbowa.
Guests included Adam Sender, an American hedge-fund manager and art collector; Federico Diaz, a Uruguayan actor and visual artist; David Beall, a Franchisee of Pinkberry whose family owns and operates Blackberry Farm and founded Ruby Tuesday restaurant chain; Brian Brille, former Bank of America Asia Chairman; Shahab Karmely, CEO of KAR Properties; and more.
In addition, top executives from Douglas Elliman including Richard Pérez-Feria, Executive Vice President, Editor in Chief, ELLIMAN Media; Susan de França, President & CEO, Douglas Elliman Development Marketing; Howard M. Lorber, Chairman, Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC.; Dottie Herman, President & CEO, Douglas Elliman Real Estate; Jay Parker, CEO of Douglas Elliman’s Florida Brokerage; Gus Rubio, COO of Douglas Elliman’s Florida Brokerage; Roy Kim, Chief Creative Officer, Douglas Elliman Development Marketing; Scott Durkin, COO, Douglas Elliman Real Estate and Dana DeVito, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Copies of the magazine are also available upon request and additional exclusive features include legendary artist/photographer Chuck Close, the colorful and explosive Yayoi Kusama, the photographer who created the supermodel, Peter Lindbergh, the reveal of eight artists on the verge of stardom, environmental photographer Edward Burtynsky, and more.
Profile features include exclusives with fashion icon Carolina Herrera; Madam Secretary’s Tim Daily; HGTV’s reigning queen, Genevieve Gorder; Sex and the City fashion sensation Patricia Field’s next act; Goliath’s Sarah Wynter; and more.
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