A catalog of exhibitions for Art Basel | Miami Beach 2014 at The Betsy - South Beach, part of our commitment to Philanthropy, Arts, Culture and Education.

Cover: René Treviño
Cover  Ren   Trevi  o
ART BASEL | MIAMI BEACH 2014
ART BASEL   MIAMI BEACH 2014
I IMAGINED A PAINTER PAINTING SUCH A WORLD Like successive layers of leaf that dwindle the sunlight Are the overlapping cumulative shadows Projected by things, which huddle in them darkly Within the greater shadow: suffering. Breaching the shores of matter a swell of shadows Destroys all sanctions of formal separateness; And objects, transposed of vesture, take doubtful values Like hulks vaguely discerned under the tides. What inner or outer flames may shine are random In the one, shadowed sea where all things melt, While through all, the superior dark, the subjective night Encloses and bathes the universe. IMAGINABA UN PINTOR PINTANDO UN MUNDO TAL Como capas sucesivas de hojarasca que menguan la luz del sol Se ven las traslapadas sombras acumulativas Proyectadas por las cosas, que en ellas se agazapan tenebrosas Dentro de la sombra mayor: el sufrimiento. Rebosando las orillas materiales una ola de sombras Destruye toda sanción de separación formal; Y los objetos, transpuestos de vestidura, toman dudosos carices Como moles entrevistos en la marea. Toda llama interna o externa que brille es aleatoria En el único, ensombrecido mar donde todo se liquida, Mientras, la lobreguez superior, la noche subjetiva Encierra y baña el universo. Copyright by The Estate of Hyam Plutzik. All Rights Reserved.
I IMAGINED A PAINTER PAINTING SUCH A WORLD Like successive layers of leaf that dwindle the sunlight Are the overlapping cu...
Welcome. The Betsy - South Beach is pleased to present three new art collections to celebrate Art Basel | Miami Beach 2014. PHOTOGRAPHS BY BALAZS GARDI FROM BASETRACK ONE-EIGHT Seeded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, BASETRACK ONE-EIGHT enabled five photojournalists to communicate interactively from Helmand Province to a Marine Battalion’s extended community with the goal of showing the (real) faces of war. See this exhibition of 33 images by Hungarian Photo-Journalist Balazs Gardi, in the Lobby Salon. ILLUMINATED IMAGES BY RENE TREVINO, REDACTED HORIZONS Redacted Horizons was commissioned expressly for BBar, as part of Betsy’s annual tradition of inviting an emerging world artist to re-imagine their work for light box exhibition in a collection of two-dozen pieces. Trevino’s multi-media work questions iconic archetypes as he uses the living-lens of a Texas-born, Mexican American, gay man. PHOTOGRAPHS BY HOWARD EHRENFELD, JELLYFISH As an early adopter of digital photography, Howie Ehrenfeld’s Jellyfish reflect a fascination with underwater life and remind viewers of the fragility and innate beauty of nature. It’s hard to believe that the colors and images in this collection of 13 pieces, exhibited in BLT at The Betsy, are real. K. BRUNINI WEARABLE ART Katey Brunini creates fine jewelry that embodies the power and grace of nature. Whimsical and poetic with creations that pay homage to Nature’s spontaneous wit and organic aesthetic. Explore her collection in our Lobby Salon, between December 3 and December 7, 2014. It’s become a Betsy tradition to open exhibitions with a reading of I IMAGINED A PAINTER PAINTING SUCH A WORLD, a poem written by my father, Hyam Plutzik. As time permits, take a moment to enjoy the poem as it offers yet another way to reflect on the power of images, and art. Jonathan Plutzik, Chairman The Betsy-South Beach Bienvenidos. Nos complace presentar tres nuevas colecciones de arte para celebrar Art Basel Miami Beach 2014. FOTOGRAFIAS REALIZADAS POR GARDI DEL BASETRACK UNO-OCHO Simentada originalmente por el John S. y James L. Knight Foundation, BASETRACK 1-8 facilito cinco fotos diaristas para comunicarse reciprocamente por transmision desde la Provincia de Helmand a toda la comunidad de un Batallon de Marinos con el proposito de divulgar la cara (real) de la Guerra. Vea la exhibicion de 33 imagenes por el Periodista-Fotografico Balazs Gardi, en el Vestibulo del Betsy. CON IMAGINES ILUMINADAS POR RENE TREVINO, REDACTED HORIZONS Redacted Horizons fue expresamente encargado por BBAR, como parte de la tradicion annual del Betsy de invitar a un artista mundial emergente para que re-imaginara su trabajo para la exihibicion en caja iluminada en una coleccion de dos docenas de piezas. El trabajo de Trevino duda del arquitipo representativo utilizando el lente vivo de una persona AmericanoMejicano homosexsual, nacido en Tejas. FOTOGRAFIAS POR HOWARD EHRENFELD, JELLYFISH (AGUAMAR) Howie Ehrenfeld, una de las primeras personas que utilizo la fotografia digital, en su Jellyfish refleja una fascinacion con la vida submarina, y le recuerda a los observantes de la fragilidad y belleza innata de la naturaleza. Es dificil creer que los colores e imagines de esta coleccion de 13 piezas, exhibidas en BLT en el Betsy sean reales. Es una tradicion del Betsy abrir exhibiciones con una Lectura de I IMAGINED A PAINTER PAINTING SUCH A WORLD, un poema escrito por mi padre, Hyam Pluzik. Segun le permita su tiempo, tomese un momento para disfrutar del poema, ya que el mismo ofrece otro panorama sobre el poder de Imagines en el Arte. Jonathan Plutzik, Chairman The Betsy-South Beach
Welcome. The Betsy - South Beach is pleased to present three new art collections to celebrate Art Basel   Miami Beach 2014...
BASETRACK: ONE-EIGHT by Balazs Gardi IN THE LOBBY SALON Basetrack was an experimental media project, chronicling the lives of 1/8 - 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, United States Marine Corps, throughout the duration of their deployment to southern Afghanistan. As part of a small team of mobile media operators, Balazs Gardi was embedded with the battalion, transmitting reports and reflections from Helmand province as he travelled across the battalion’s area of operations connecting over a thousand Marines and Corpsmen to their families, and a broader public to one of the longest wars in US history. All of these photographs were taken with an iPhone 4 in 2010-2011. Balazs Gardi is most well known for documenting the everyday lives of diverse communities in great need, traveling to the corners of the earth following inspiring stories. He was awarded the Willie Vicoy Fellowship/Reuters Foundation at the School of Journalism for Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University for academic studies in 2002 as well as the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in Rotterdam in 2000. Currently Balazs is a 2013 INK Fellow. His photos have received many of the top awards by international juries such as the Global Vision Award from Picture of the Year International in 2009, the Bayeux Calvados Award For War Correspondents in 2008, the PX3 Photographer of the Year in 2008, the 1st Prize in the General News Series category from World Press Photo in 2008, as well as the 1st Prize in their General News Single category in 2008, and in 2002 he won the World Press Photo Sports Stories Award. He has been the recipient of the Magnum Emergency Fund Grant in 2011, the Alexia Foundation Grant for World Peace in 2006, and the Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography in 2005. 12x12 works, Archival pigment prints $2,100 each 24x24 works, Archival pigment prints $5,500 each 48x48 works, Archival pigment prints $10,000 each A portion of sales benefits Zara’s Center for AIDS-Impacted Children and The Betsy Community Fund. For assistance, please see the Concierge or contact Jessica Tindall in Marketing at 305-531-6100.
BASETRACK  ONE-EIGHT by Balazs Gardi IN THE LOBBY SALON Basetrack was an experimental media project, chronicling the lives...
JELLYFISH by Howard Ehrenfeld IN BLT STEAK Ehrenfeld’s four dimensional way of thinking in layers combines to create a collage to incorporate disjointed time. This montage is naturally ‘in’ the Jellyfish, from the way that their bodies layer and intertwine, yet are translucent and transparent, with a motion that is limited, repetitive, and continuously fluid. The work is intentionally presented in a way that makes the two-dimensional work sculptural. By mounting and presenting it ‘away from the wall’, the artist intends to bring his art into the viewer’s space, in a sculptulal way. “Jellyfish are creatures that ‘have’ everything: organic line, limited but obvious color and form – well actually the illusion of form. I find it impossible to turn away when I see Jellyfish because they look alien.” (H.E.) Howard Ehrenfeld is a professional photographer who taught for 16 years at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, and currently teaches at Johns Hopkins University. As an early adopter of digital photography, His environmental pieces embrace underwater life in a powerful and compelling way, reminding us of the fragility, and innate beauty of nature. Archival Inkjet prints, mounted on wood various sizes $1,200 each Larger works, 52”x24” / 52”x38” $2,000 each A portion of sales benefits Zara’s Center for AIDS-Impacted Children and The Betsy Community Fund. For assistance, please see the Concierge or contact Jessica Tindall in Marketing at 305-531-6100. Shipping cost additional: $60 for domestic US shipments / $200 for international shipments Larger framed works may incur additional shipping fees.
JELLYFISH by Howard Ehrenfeld IN BLT STEAK Ehrenfeld   s four dimensional way of thinking in layers combines to create a c...
THE LOST BEATLES AND ROLLING STONES PHOTOGRAPHS: The Bob Bonis Archive IN THE HALLS The Betsy Hotel, in partnership with Larry Marion, Director and Founder of Not Fade Away Gallery, proudly presents an exciting new collection of rare images by Bob Bonis, U.S. Tour Manager for The Beatles and The Rolling Stones from 1964 to 1966. The images were shot at a key period in the careers of two of the most influential bands in rock history. As U.S. Tour Manager for both bands, Mr. Bonis had an unprecedented level of direct, personal access to these rising superstars, earning their trust and complete confidence during the early days of the British Invasion and Beatlemania – a critical point of their careers. During his tenure, Bonis took over 800 photographs of The Beatles and over 2,600 of The Rolling Stones - iconic images of them on stage, backstage during their most intimate moments, traveling, recording, at press conferences, even at home. Bob Bonis (1932-1992) began his career in the music business as a talent agent at MCA in New York City in the late 1950s and through a series of fortuitous circumstances, went on to hold an extraordinary position at a pivotal time in rock history – U.S. Tour Manager for both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for their first U.S. tours in 1964 and continuing through 1966. Sixteen years after Bob’s passing in 1992, his son, Alex, unearthed this time capsule of images and found rock memorabilia expert Larry Marion, who had wide ranging experience with Beatles memorabilia. Now in homage to Bonis’ legacy and talent, NotFadeAwayGallery.com and The Betsy present more than 200 images from the newly discovered archives. Prints are for sale, as well as copies of two books, “The Lost Rolling Stones Photographs: The Bob Bonis Archive 1964-1966” and “The Lost Beatles Photographs: The Bob Bonis Archive 1964-1965” (Larry Marion, Harper Collins). A portion of sales benefits Zara’s Center for AIDS-Impacted Children and The Betsy Community Fund. For assistance, please see the Concierge or contact Jessica Tindall in Marketing at 305-531-6100.
THE LOST BEATLES AND ROLLING STONES PHOTOGRAPHS  The Bob Bonis Archive IN THE HALLS The Betsy Hotel, in partnership with L...
Community Matters. www.TheBetsyHotel.com Presented as part of The Betsy-South Beach Philanthropy, Arts, Culture, and Education Program The Betsy was awarded a Knight Arts Challenge Grant in 2012 to support the literary arts programming for the Writer’s Room at The Betsy and named the 2013 Condé Nast Johansens Most Excellent Small Hotel in North America. Original art adorns walls and stairways, Guest Rooms and Suites boast individual literature collections, and our Writer’s Room hosts visiting artists. Concerts and poetry readings abound, offering a gently embrace to world culture. The Betsy has partnered with over 200 community organizations since its floor to ceiling restoration in 2009. “The Betsy is a powerful philanthropic force” (One.org, 2012). This unique hybrid of great design, superlative food, contemplative art, Sunday salons and Sferra linens on incredible beds has all become The (award-winning) Betsy-South Beach, where a line from poet Hyam Plutzik serves as the perfect tag line for all that we do: “Expect no more. This is happiness.” Expect no more. This is happiness.TM 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 305-531-6100 | www.thebetsyhotel.com
Community  Matters. www.TheBetsyHotel.com  Presented as part of The Betsy-South Beach Philanthropy, Arts, Culture, and Edu...