Di Caprio looked at Lichtenstein and Picasso works, spies said, at the booth of Edward Tyler Nahem.The Helly Nahmad Gallery sold a 1961 Alexander Calder mobile for between million and million to an anonymous buyer.
At the Design Miami event, West hosted an impromptu listening party for a crowd of 200 art enthusiasts and fashionistas, as reported by The Daily Beast.
The rapper reportedly played samples from his album off his laptop, “danced rhythmically…as if he were alone in his own studio,” and delivered a lengthy speech.
West rambled about how he hates You Tube because “the player is so ugly, and it’s presented in such a terrible manner,” and defended the process of sampling music: “What I want people to understand about sampling and producing is that it’s really similar to—and I know this is obvious what I’m going to say, because I’m a black guy so I’m gonna name the ‘most obvious artist in the world’—Warhol, but it’s very similar to the way Warhol would appropriate a Campbell’s Soup can is the way I would sonically appropriate a Ray Charles sample or a Michael Jackson sample.” He recalled how he wasn’t embraced by the fashion world initially and compared the rejection to the civil rights movement.
After denying reports he’d cheated on pregnant Kim Kardashian, Kanye West skipped town without her to play a surprise show at a Design Miami event during Art Basel in Switzerland, sources tell Page Six.
West said through a rep yesterday he did not have any sexual encounters with 24-year-old model Leyla Ghobadi, who claimed she and West slept together twice, including once when expectant Kim was off in Miami.