featuring the works of Cuban-American artist Renelio Marin. Guests enjoyed live music, Italian wines by Delibori and catering by local celebrity chef and Palate Party food truck founder Robyn Almodovar (FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen and Food Network’s Food Truck Face Off). The gallery officially opens to the public today, October 10th, and will stay open late for Wynwood Art Walk on Saturday, October 11th.
Notables in attendance included Jillian Posner, Jessica Anderson, Oliver Ruiz, Gabriella Wimmer, Tomas Loewy, Justin Trabert, Eric Pharis, Jeffrey Stone, Linda Villafane and more.
Art Bastion was founded by internationally recognized art collector and curator, Sebastiano Varoli, with the mission of discovering and representing artists around the world and introducing their artwork to broader audiences. Varoli has collaborated with renowned art initiatives ranging from the Musée D’Orsay in Paris to the Royal Ballet in London and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.
In addition to showcasing thought-provoking artists, Art Bastion will offer multi-sensory experiences incorporating the art of sound, taste, touch and smell curated by the gallery’s director Alix Charoy. Art Bastion will also serve as an intimate space available for private bookings.
“While Art Bastion boasts strong artistic ties to Paris and New York, we chose to launch our first physical gallery space in Miami’s epicenter of art, fashion, design and food.” Explains Varoli who specializes in art consultation for buyers/sellers, managing collections and organizing “pop-up” exhibitions.
Since the agency began operations in November 2012, Art Bastion has helped and collaborated with artists, collectors, non-profit organizations and galleries around the world including; Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.