The week of Art Basel once again plays host to the festival’s most coveted private event, featuring an exclusive evening of progressive culture, entertainment and unexpected appearances that is quintessential of South Florida’s most popular week on the social calendar.
Renowned producer, songwriter and recording artist, Rico Love, will be celebrating his birthday among his closest family, friends and industry leaders, as part of an invitation-only event, taking place on Friday, December 6th at Cafeina Lounge in Miami’s Wynwood Art District. Dozens of the music industry’s most influential individuals will join invited guests from the sport, entertainment, fashion and art world, to celebrate with the man who has influenced their artistic lives and creative repertoires over the last decade.
The intimate gallery presentation will feature a highly anticipated showcase of work from Os Gemeos, Twist (Barry McGee), Interesni Kazki, Finok, Futura, Phil Frost, and Faile. Rico will incorporate elements from his passion project, Save Art, that will provide an interesting insight through highlighting the scene’s transition from the cover of night to the light of day.
“Street art has always been a passion of mine, and while experiencing the most extraordinary exhibitions by today’s emerging artists each year during Art Basel, 12ozPROPHET and I decided to share a showcase of works that we believe define today’s creative expression from the street,” says Love. “These specially selected works are from some of the most talented and exciting artists who represent the movement’s passion and progression.”
Each year, Rico Love’s birthday celebration draws the industry’s elite group of personalities from the world of art, fashion and entertainment, with previous attendance by Usher, Mary J. Blige, Eva Cavalli, Diddy, Kelly Rowland, Russell Simmons, Fat Joe, Pharrell, Fabolous, Bryan Michael Cox, Rocsi Diaz, music exec Sylvia Rhone, Luke James, DJ Cassidy, Chris Bosh, Juwon Howard, Timbaland, Joe Francis, and Yelawolf, among others.
Last year’s event took place at the prestigious and newly opened SLS Hotel South Beach hotel, featuring an exclusive fashion show by Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2013, presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour on a purpose-built runway, especially created over the hotel’s infinity pool and attended by Eva Cavalli, as well as the who’s who of the entertainment and fashion industry.
This year’s event is presented by Crown Royal and will take place at Cafeina Wynwood Lounge, Miami’s most exclusive and secluded retreat, featuring a private, invitation-only dinner for 75 of Rico’s closest friends, family and industry acquaintances with an extraordinary announcement by Crown Royal, followed by a cocktail reception with music by Maseo of the legendary De La Soul.