Showing posts with label ART BASEL. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ART BASEL. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 12, 2017



Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Jean Shafiroff

Lee Fryd With Jonathan Fryd And Karen Fryd

Kevin Berlin & Tiffany Masters
Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, with Nathan & Alan Lieberman of the South Beach Group Hotels, hosted the Power of Art to Heal at the Hotel Croydon Miami Beach during Art Basel Miami 2017. The event was inspired by Mrs. Shafiroff’s desire to add a philanthropic element to the week’s events. “We all know art heals,” says Mrs. Shafiroff, citing art therapy utilized to treat those in need such as children battered by domestic abuse, veterans and individuals from war-torn countries suffering from PTSD, and incarcerated individuals for whom describing trauma might not be possible. “Art therapy is a common method of treatment by charitable organizations,” says Mrs. Shafiroff.

Jean Shafiroff With Lee Fryd And Diane Lieberman

Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Alan Lieberman, Diane Lieberman, Lee Fryd, real estate developer Jonathan Fryd, Karen Fryd, Eric Demarchelier, Catherine Demarchelier, Catherine Rodstein, Missy Hargraves, Cydni Duran, Joe Swedroe, Jack Acoco, Ruth Miller, Joyce Moore, Lisa Konsker, Randi Schatz, Sir Ivan Wilzig, Svetlana Nevodtchikova, Steve Knobel, Nicole Noonan, Marie-Claire Gladstone, Kevin Berlin, Tiffany Masters, Mark Henkin, Julie Lamb and Barbara Agozzino.

Sir Ivan Wilzig With Svetlana Nevodtchikova

Steve Knobel And Nicole Noonan

Mrs. Shafiroff felt that Art Basel Miami was the perfect event to draw attention to the role art can play in healing, and to bring the issue to the forefront of the minds of the influential art dealers, artists, exhibitors, and attendees. Mrs. Shafiroff suggested exploring how future art fairs might contribute in some way to local charities in the Miami area. In honor of the event, Mrs. Shafiroff will make a donation The South Florida Youth Foundation, founded and directed by Karen Fryd.

About The South Florida Youth Foundation:

The South Florida Youth Foundation (SFYF) began by providing educational supplies to the neediest schools in Miami’s inner-city. This engagement grew by building relationships with the City of Miami Police Department and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Through concerned teachers and officers, the organization’s director, Karen Fryd, has been able to understand and engage with the poorest pockets of poverty. This has enabled an involvement for twenty years to directly address challenged situations in a grass-roots manner and getting quick results.

Projects have included: funding programs for disabled children, school supply drives, tickets to the arts, providing food for senior citizens, programs to incentivize better grades in school, assisting youth in attending college, programs to assist foster children, planting gardens, sponsoring music programs, prom programs, helping to create “The Shop” (a store where everything is free for students), opening a school library, and assisting in direct needs such as helping with electric bills and paying for hotels for families as they await placement in shelters, among others. All money donated to the SFYF goes directly to needs; not one dollar is spent on overhead.

The mission of The South Florida Youth Foundation: To help children achieve their fullest potential through education and to help break the cycle of poverty.

About Jean Shafiroff:

Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, humanitarian, and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, is considered to be at the vanguard of a new movement of modern philanthropists. Jean's philanthropy goes beyond financial contributions and includes the gifts of extensive time and knowledge. Through her work she encourages and seeks to empower all individuals to become philanthropists so that they can build the fulfillment of giving into their lives.

A volunteer fundraiser, leader and spokesperson for several charitable causes, the spectrum of Jean’s philanthropic work includes improving the lives of underserved populations, women’s rights and well-being, health care, animal welfare and resources for children in need, in addition to other causes. Jean serves on the boards of New York City Mission Society, New York Women’s Foundation, French Heritage Society, Couture Council (Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology), Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (20+ years), Southampton Animal Shelter Honorary Board, Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation and Global Strays. Recently Jean became an Ambassador for the American Humane Society. Widely recognized for her philanthropic work, Jean has been recognized and featured in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Gotham Magazine, The New York Times, New York Social Diary, Avenue, Hamptons Magazine, and The Huffington Post, among others.

Jean holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and a BS in physical therapy from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
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Sunday, December 06, 2015


Adrian Grenier

Adrian Grenier Celebrates Launch The Lonely Whale Foundation at Art Basel with "A Response To Our Oceans": A Collection Curated by Adrian Grenier and Powered by Dell.

Last night, Dell hosted an event during Art Basel Miami Beach featuring an oceanic art gallery (“A Response to Our Oceans”) curated by Dell’s Social Good Advocate Adrian Grenier. Adrian Grenier announced the launch of his new initiative, The Lonely Whale Foundation and attendees were also given the chance to try an interactive oceanic virtual reality experience – “Cry Out: The Lonely Whale Experience.”

Inspired by the heartfelt story of an enigmatic whale - Adrian Grenier, along with Producer Lucy Sumner and Director Josh Zeman, launched the foundation to serve as a home for ocean health awareness. The Lonely Whale Foundation will serve as a home for ocean health awareness through accessible conversation and education.

The project first began as a focus on the 52 Hertz Whale, a whale that has spent its entire life in solitude – resulting in feature film 52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale, produced by entertainment and media company Alldayeveryday and Reckless Productions. The team behind the film realized a need to transform the positivity generated by 52 into something greater with real, tangible results.

The evening included a DJ set by Wild Belle and a conversation on “The New Renaissance: How Technology is Changing Art Today” with Adrian Grenier, Kendel Shore (Kickstarter), Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic (Artist), Karen Wong and Matt Randall.

For more information on The Lonely Whale Foundation launch, please visit

Photo Courtesy Of: Domain MSA


Rosario Dawson And Jean Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff and Rosario Dawson at were photographed at The 6th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Grand finale Co-hosted by Russell Simmons and Rosario Dawson" Art Basel Miami 2015.

Friday, December 04, 2015


Jean Shafiroff With Chuck Close

Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, and iconic artist Chuck Close were photographed at the Opening of ART BASEL MIAMI 2015. Mrs Shafiroff was wearing Emilio Pucci. 

Photo By: Patrick McMullan

Thursday, December 03, 2015


Jean Shafiroff With Sculpture

Jean Shafiroff hits Art Basel Miami.

Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist and art collector, was spotted in a hot pink courage's dress at the Gagosian opening at Art Basel Miami. Here she stands with "cheerleader " sculpture. She later went off to Art Miami with friends.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Jean Shafiroff

Hana Bisceglie And Steven Machat

Joy Scorveda And Gina Gershon

Dee Hilfiger And Brenda Von Schweickhardt

Steve Hash With Tommy Hilfiger

Alexandria Hilfiger And Lionel Richie

South Beach’s latest hotel addition, Riviera South Beach Hotel opened its doors to Alexandria Hilfiger’s newest collection “Melting Water” on Thursday, December 5, 2013. Known as the “artist to watch” at this year’s Art Basel showcase, Alexandria presented the modern collection at a private high tea.

Accompanied by live jazz performed by the Greater Miami Youth Symphony, guests at the invite-only event were treated to the first look at Alexandria’s collection. The exhibit resided around the bamboo-lined, ground-floor pool at the Riviera South Beach Hotel, where it was placed on display for the following two days for viewing by hotel patrons. Pieces were available for purchase, with a portion of the sale proceeds going to the Lyme Research Alliance—a non-profit organization to raise awareness for Lyme disease (which Hilfiger herself contracted 22 years ago).

Monday, December 02, 2013



Alexandria Hilfiger

No Competition: Mr. Brainwash Takes Over the ‘Hood and Creates a Collaboration Between Hotel Groups on Miami’s South Beach for ’13 Basel pop-art collection debut.

South Florida’s largest independent and privately owned hospitality company, South Beach Group, will celebrate this year’s Art Basel by getting in on the action of Mr. Brainwash’s (AKA Thierry Guetta) pop-art takeover of Collins Avenue.

The collaborative installation will see normally competing hotel groups come together to unite in housing the largest installation at this year’s Art Basel.

“We are excited to affiliate with both our city’s celebrated hotels, and one of our country’s most prolific artists,” said South Beach Group’s owner, Alan Lieberman. “It’s wonderful to see the city come together and embrace the celebratory feeling that Art Basel creates in such a dynamic way.”

“Life is beautiful,” Guetta sums up simply. And indeed it is. Mr. Brainwash is just one of the artists South Beach Group is supporting at this year’s Art Basel.

Beginning Thursday, December 5th—South Beach Group is hosting, toasting and presenting a number of new and established artistic talents. So, whilst Brainwash and his crew giddy up to take over Collins, their installations will be in the company of other street- and pop-artists. Mike Greg has joined forces with Select Art Fair at The Catalina Hotel, where he is putting his trademark stamp on the hotel’s exterior. Meanwhile, Miami-native, Skott Marsi, premiers his first solo exhibit— “Love is Not a Label” —at Maxine’s Bistro & Bar.

Meanwhile, a few blocks up and over, at the Riviera Hotel (2000 Liberty Avenue), contemporary Hollywood photographer, Robert Zuckerman—known for his incredible images from today’s top films and television series—is presenting his exhibit, PORTRAITS in the hotel’s central lobby.

In addition, Alexandria Hilfiger, AS IF magazine’s “artist to watch” at this year’s Art Basel, will present her newest collection, “MELTING WATER.” For just two days, the exhibit will reside organically in the Moreno’s courtyard at the Riviera Hotel during Art Basel 2013. Pieces are available for purchase, with a portion of the sale proceeds going to the Lyme Research Alliance—a non-profit organization to raise the awareness of lyme disease (which Hilfiger herself contracted 21 years ago).

855 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL 33139

South Beach Group was founded by real estate developer and hotelier, Alan Lieberman, in 1998, and is the largest independent and privately owned hotel organization in South Florida, owning and operating more than 12 boutique hotels in the region. South Beach Group is known for trendy hotels at affordable prices, with options ranging from a simplistic economy-style room, to a fully-fledged luxury suite. South Beach Group caters to the preferences of any given traveller and all South Beach Group hotels provide a complimentary shuttle service to and from Miami International Airport, a nightly complimentary cocktail hour, free Wi-Fi and VIP club passes to the hottest nightclubs in South Beach.