With booth walls decked with images of the stars who have graced the covers of Prestige magazine during the past decade, copies of the latest publications from Hubert Burda Media Hong Kong and a Ruinart champagne station to boot – oh boy, were we seen and heard at this year’s week-long art extravaganza, Art Basel Hong Kong 2017!
Be it the curious or the curators, artists or gallerists, fans, famed or the well-fortuned, they all dropped by to chat as the Vernissage kicked off in style. Naturally, we popped open the bubbly, talked life and style, and got right to the art of the matter. Copies of our Art Basel supplement were snapped up and we arranged passes for many of our VIP guests so they could enjoy an unhurried preview of the exhibits before the show opened to the general public.
As for the most memorable moment of the week, was it the arrival of Takashi Murakami or when David Beckham, flanked by bodyguards, strutted in? Or perhaps it was when a naked, masked protester lollygagged around the displays, and was only escorted out much later when security realised the exhibitionist was no exhibitor at all. “Instafame?” Well, on Instagram at least.