AP goes to Art Basel Miami Beach: The Miami art season has developed into a see-and-be-seen event as luxury brands and celebrities have sponsored or been featured in an increasing number of independent fairs and exhibitions. Not all the stars want to be treated as such, though.
“Artist! Artist — not a celebrity!” Julian Lennon playfully yelled at a friend who had referred to the musician and photographer as “a unique celebrity.”
The son of the late Beatles legend John Lennon has about a dozen landscapes in a show titled “Alone” at the Overture Art Fair.
“It’s basically about having that moment in time where you can reflect, you can think about life, think of the past and present and future. It’s that moment in time when you have a bit of peace,” Lennon said about the photographs he shot while traveling between music and charity projects.
Lennon also exhibited his photography during the 2010 art fairs, and he was looking forward to enjoying Miami’s social scene. “You get every kind of character and every kind of style,” he said. “I just hope that doesn’t detract from the actual work of the artists who’ve come here.”