JR and I had a phenomenal evening hosting our annual spectacular Art Basel event last night.
It's no secret how much we love art. Being able to help talented artists succeed and fulfill their dreams fills JR and me with such pride and happiness, and Art Maison provided the perfect backdrop for celebrating such creativity.
Art Maison: About Last Night
Last night we honored acclaimed contemporary artist Daniel Arsham to give back to the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts).
The Daniel Arsham Fellowship, presented by SHOP.COM / Market America will give YoungArts alums grants to support their work and mentorship opportunities with Arsham.
We hosted a special exclusive dinner before the party tonight to honor up-and-coming artists from the National Youngarts Foundation where we awarded a $25,000 artist grant. Congratulations to this year’s winner, Shenequa!
Shenequa was named the inaugural Daniel Arsham Fellow by a jury of internationally renowned artists and YoungArts Master Teachers, including Derrick Adams, José Parlá, Teresita Fernández and Daniel Arsham, and YoungArts President and CEO Carolina García Jayaram.
Born in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Shenequa grew up in Miami, Florida. Her work often utilizes cotton, yarn, and synthetic hair to explore the many layers of her heritage. We are so excited to see what incredible creations she will produce.
As a family, we have a deep heritage in the arts, and we are so thrilled to turn this passion into helping artists create magic. Guest included Fat Joe, his gorgeous wife and, of course, Alicia Keys. Duane did such an incredible job with the setup of the event - it simply took our breath away!
Guests danced the night away to the always fantastic tunes by DJ Cassidy. More photos to come soon!