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Spotlight: Anselm Reyle + Dior Pop Up, Art Basel Miami Beach 2011

One of my favorite things during Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 was this Anselm Reyle collaboration with Dior. Simply because it was fun, a good fit and, well, art and beautiful art at that. Art and fashion are very much interconnected and that showed more than ever before at the annual art fair.

The German artist Anselm Reyle took the brand’s DNA and remixed it giving birth to a post modern collection of bags, shoes, sunglasses, and other small goods.

Reyle brilliantly switched up the classic Miss Dior bag with neon stitching and dangling charms made of colored plexiglass, one of his signature materials.

Two walls of video screens showed Reyle creating one of the lush works — the artist makes sweeping gestures in the purple paint using a large spatula and scraper.

If you can’t afford to dish out $2200 for a small clutch then the nail bar, a photo booth and champagne provide out an excellent experience without breaking the bank. Voila!