This Monday thousands of art lovers and collectors begin arriving for Art Basel Miami Beach, among the world’s largest and most prestigious art festivals, so artists throughout Miami are busy finalizing the details of their exhibits.
Among them is Henry Perez, who will be exhibiting his photography for the first time during Art Basel Week. The exhibit will be unveiled Monday at a party Monday night on the beautiful rooftop of the Mayfair Hotel and Spa in Coconut Grove.
“I feel grateful, humble and extremely excited to have been selected to show my work during Art Basel Week,” said Perez. “Having covered Art Basel Miami Beach as a photographer since 2006, I have been able to appreciate the great opportunities it brings to artists and how it can affect their future,” he added.
Entitled “La Force de Femmes au Naturel” (The Power of Natural Women), Perez’s exhibit features fifty of Florida’s fabulous females without any retouching or photo-shop (au naturel!), honoring the spirit and power of women leaders who make a difference in the community.
“The exhibit is all about the beauty and power of women. It’s my way to honor and pay tribute to the beauty of women in general,” said Perez. “I am immensely lucky to have these amazing women be part of my ‘La Femme’ collection,” he added.
The party is also a fundraiser for a foundation run by Sabrina Cohen, who is also one of the women featured in Perez’s exhibit.
“The Mayfair Hotel is proud of our ongoing initiatives to support Miami’s arts and culture,” said the hotel’s General Manager Axel Gasser. “The Mayfair Hotel’s Art Basel kick-off happens every year on the Monday of Art Basel Week, and this season we are thrilled to showcase artist Henry Perez and Sabrina Cohen.”
“We are honored that the Mayfair Hotel has selected the Sabrina Cohen Foundation for its Art Basel Week kickoff event this year,” said Cohen. “Partnering with one of Miami’s most iconic hotel landmarks, and with one of Miami’s most beloved photographers Henry Perez, is a winning combination for Art Basel Week in Miami.”
The exhibition features 128 artworks (25 portrait prints plus a projection installation of all of the images), and will remain on view at the Mayfair Hotel throughout Art Basel Week.
The Opening Reception from 7-9 p.m. is free and open to the public and promises to draw many of the women celebrated in the exhibition. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-445-7550.
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