There's so much happening in the Miami Design District including a great exhibit opening at Adamar Fine Arts. Face to Face Alex Katz "brings together original paintings and prints from several decades of the artist's career. Katz's bold paintings are defined by their flatness of color and form, their deceptively simple use of line and their cool but seductive emotional detachment. His work has been the subject of many major solo exhibitions and is included in permanent museum collections worldwide."

1. Duncan Quinn's Cask Chronicles double-decker bus has rolled into the Miami Design District bringing cocktail events and a bespoke men's pop-up shop. RSVP: 

Sid Vicious, John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten), and Patti Smith as fashion icons? Sid might be rolling over in his grave. As announced yesterday by Thomas Campbell and Andrew Bolton, "The Met's spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, will examine punk's impact on high fashion from the movement's birth in the early 1970s through its continuing influence today."

Richard Artschwager an accomplished American artist passed away on Saturday, he was 89 years old. At one point, there were discussions of working with Mr. Artschwager for a project here in the Miami Design District. Sadly, it never came to fruition but he is remembered as having been a very nice and talented man. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. Perhaps one of our favorite little facts about Mr. Artschwager was that even though he'd been making art for decades — sculpture, painting, drawings and other objects — his college degree was actually in physics. A renaissance man. 

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This Thursday, December 20th, the De La Cruz collection will be showing the award-winning documentary, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. As if that wasn't enougg to catch our attention there'll be a Q&A with the film's director, Alison Klayman. More info is on our calendar. Trailer is below.