Art Basel is a huge and prestigious annual art festival which takes place in Miami and Scion will be there presenting Installation 4 – "It’s A Beautiful World". The names of the artist just roll of your tongue Rammellzee, Blaine Fontana, Blek LeRatDalek, Jeff Soto, Kofie, David Ellis, Eye One, Francesco LoCastro, Freddi C, Ron English, Sam Flores and Sage Vaughn just to name a few. It’s A Beautiful World is arriving in Miami for Art Basel, with an opening reception on December 7 at The Raleigh Hotel Penthouse on Soth Beach and for a small preview of the artwork click here.
Art Basel is the largest art event in North America – each year Miami plays host to galleries, art collectors, artists, dealers, curators, critics and art enthusiasts from around the world. All of the Installation artists will have the opportunity to attend and take advantage of all the opportunities that Art Basel offers. The theme "It’s a Beautiful World" was interpreted by each artist, in one of four mediums- painting, photography, sculpture, and collage. Scion Installation 4 will visit the following cities around the country: Austin, Texas; Chicago; Minneapolis; Los Angeles; Miami; New York; Philadelphia; Seattle; and Boston. Each tour stop will kick off with an opening event for local art aficionados, press, and other urban tastemakers. The final tour stop and auction will be in Los Angeles, at the new Scion Installation L.A. space in the Culver City Arts District. All of the artwork will be auctioned off to the public, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward art related charities. In previous years, the auctions have raised more than $110,000 for charity.
For four years the tour has evolved, and each year the medium with which the artists showcase their work changes. The first year featured Scion xB panels and xA sculptures, while the second year presented art on three foot by eight foot wood panels. Each artist’s unique style was introduced on three-foot long polyurethane Scion tC sculptures for the third tour. For more information on the tour, the artists, the artwork and details from past tours check out the Scion website here.