Ocean Drive Celebrates The Power of Art To Bring Us Together By Telling Story Of Local and National Luminaries Who Are Shaping The Discourse of Today’s Cultural Conversations
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 2, 2020 - Today the editors of Ocean Drive, part of Modern Luxury Media, the nation's largest luxury media company, are debuting their special Art Issue featuring a new art piece by Mister E on the cover.
This week, Miami would have kicked off Art Week, the annual award winning innovation festival of unique and creative experiences across the state that offer behind-the-scenes access to artists and the creative process. This year, while Art Week continues and will look a bit different than others with a spotlight on virtual activations, the editors at Ocean Drive still see a massive opportunity to showcase the power art has to restore and bring hope to others in this month’s December Art issue.
With clientele including some of the world’s most famous celebrities including Kendrick Lamar, Adam Sandler and Miley Cyrus, Mister E is a contemporary American artist known for his enigmatic use of rainbow-colored 100 hundred dollar bills. For this special issue, the editors of Ocean Drive conducted an intimate interview with Mister E on the value he hopes his art brings to the world and how this past year has evolved his process as an artist.
Readers can also find within the December Art issue profiles of additional local visionaries, from curators to artists to patrons in feature, “Virtual Reality.” This multi-page editorial spread features conversations with art stars such as Kara Walker, Nick Cave, Yoyoi Kusama, and James Turrell and how they are shaping the discourse of the day and conversations in our cities.
“It’s crazy to look back on December 2019, and think about how much can change in a year,” said Patricia Alfonso Tortolani, Editor in Chief of Ocean Drive. “This Art Week will no doubt look and feel different, but there are still countless ways to engage with art and culture in the city, and you can find them all in this issue.”
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