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The C List: Meredith Darrow

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Think you know all there is to know about Miami Art Basel?

With 267 of the world’s top galleries descending on South Beach this year (representing more than 4,000 artists), it’s impossible to see everything in four short days (Dec. 3-6). And that’s just the half of it thanks to a slew of must-see new restaurant and hotel openings (punctuated by Sixty Hotels’ midcentury gem Nautilus and the Norman Foster- and Rem Koolhaas‑designed Faena). L.A.-based art adviser and Art Basel veteran Meredith Darrow of Darrow Contemporary shares her tips on how to pack it all in: SHOW TIME  The de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space will have new works by the world’s most relevant contemporary artists; as the adviser to the collection I can guarantee it’s not to be missed.  UTA fine art division, with Interview, is presenting a film about Francesco Vezzoli and having a party on the Wednesday night, if you’re lucky enough to get invited.  After you’ve been through the main Art Basel fair, it’s fun to go over to NADA and check out what the kids are up to.  The Andy Warhol Museum is celebrating Michael Chow’s upcoming exhibition with a dinner at Mr Chow and performances by Beijing Opera singers. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED Michael’s in the design district is great for lunch whilst in the neighborhood. Francis Mallmann is doing a pop-up at the new Faena Hotel. Casa Tua is a must for dinner at least one night during the fair. artbasel.com.

Written by Amelia Fleetwood.