Launched in Winter 2005, Pulse was an art fair founded to recognize emerging contemporary programs and their artists from around the world. This mantra rang true for the 2013 edition, as always held at the spacious Ice Palace in Wynwood. With galleries hailing from London, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Beijing, Havana, Tokyo, Berlin and Milan, Pulse Miami proved its superiority over its sister edition in New York not just for the spectacular weather, but the breathability of the space and the increased diversity of media. A lush paddock outside the pavilion allowed visitors to relax on hammocks and sip refreshments by Perrier. Inside the fair itself, eye-catching work waited around every corner of every booth. Two London galleries, Purdy Hicks and Brancolini Grimaldi, presented outstanding photography from artists Jorma Puranen and Miles Aldridge, respectively. Puranen's elegant double-images of paintings made from the reflections of icy grounds sparkled with deep blues and streaks of sunrise, while Aldridge's vivid Carousel series treads the line between voyeur and fashion cataloguer. Los Angeles-based Martha Otero Gallery delivered bold offerings in the forms of Jen Stark's mind-bending color spectrum wall sculpture, Eric White's altered classic album covers and Tim Biskup's chaotic gods and monsters as a photo-op cutout at the fair's entrance aptly titled Head In The Hole. Other notable programs included Miami's Black Square Gallery, New York spaces Rick Wester Fine Art, Yancey Richardson and Danziger Gallery as well as Tokyo's MA2 Gallery and Lima-based Vertice Gallery.

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The stars posing for the cameras couldn't answer questions, or even speak, during this event. They just looked pretty, gave their spectators a chuckle or a healthy roar. A 1972 Dodge Charger accompanied by two Playboy bunnies, the newly-launched V-12 hybrid hypercar La Ferrari and an ancient XJ Jaguar blasting The Champs classic 'Tequila' from a set of jury-rigged woofers in its trunk were only some of the four-wheeled stars rolled out by Adam Lindemann's New York-based gallery Venus Over Manhattan in conjunction with Ferrari USA.

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Like a magnet, it appears. Art Basel Miami Beach draws A-list personalities and pop ups like no other event in Miami. With celebrities such as Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Boy George, Cindy Crawford, Gerard Butler, Tegan and Sara, Marc Anthony and Princess Eugenie anticipated to come this year, there’s a giddy mood amongst us locals. One may even bump into Lady Gaga as she’s rumored to make a splash, too.

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The collision between fashion, art and design has become an ever-increasing priority on the Art Basel calendar, especially in Miami. In a place where all thre disciplines seamlessly converge, it is only appropriate that a carmaker known for harmonizing beautiful art and intelligent design alongside an international magazine that documents global trends in form and function have created a challenging exhibition: Handmade.

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What do nude performers wearing cardboard house-costumes, fields of black silt littered with clothes and Matisse-like drawings have in common? One. One Torino, to be precise. These are all elements of individual projects by artists Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Vanessa Safavi and Santo Tolone: collectively winners of the illy Present Future prize presented by curators from ARTISSIMA 2013. In plain English: three artists chosen by three curators, one prize for all given as a part of an elite European art fair. The winners' works were housed at the top level of the Castello di Rivoli, a Medieval palace that served the royal house of Savoy, now home to the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea.

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