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Ebony Magazine Hosted its Inaugural Art Basel Soirée in Miami This Past Saturday and Sunday | PicVIDEOs

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 09: EBONY magazine covers on display during EBONY FWD presented by Coca-Cola Zero Sugar at The Temple House on December 09, 2023 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Ebony)

*EBONY FWD partnered with Coca Cola Zero Sugar to headlined award winning artist Chance The Rapper and R&B sensation Mariah The Scientist for the 2023 Art Basel in Miami to celebrate Black excellence in art, fashion, music, and epicurean delights.

 

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 During the exclusive 2-day multimedia activation EBONY FWD highlighted thriving artists such as Michi Meko, Cheryl Fox, Charity Palmer, Jon Moody and others. Patrons were also introduced to the culinary skills of revered celebrity Chef Amaris as they gazed upon the numerous of brilliant compositions on display, according to The Hype Magazine.

Celebrity guests such as Vivica A. Fox, Trinia, Lakeyah and Tyson Beckford also came through and made appearances during the eclectic event honoring an assortment of creativity.

 

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Photographer and artist Cheryl Fox showcased 50 images at Art Basel from her “Rock ‘n Roll of Hip Hop” limited edition coffee table book which highlights Pharrell, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Jay Z Beyoncé, and Rihanna to name a few. Media outlets such as Showtime, HBO, FOX, American Idol and more have featured her work and other notable personalities have also commissioned her work.

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Rock N’Roll of Hip Hop by Photographer Cheryl Fox Photo Credit: https://www.cherylfoxphotography.com/rocknrollofhiphop

Fox spoke about the purpose of her art to Ebony, “I’m moving Black Art forward one step at a time by being present and a voice, especially in the fine Aat world. Although once reserved for the very wealthy and traditional, not many Black artists were represented by fine art galleries that were primarily frequented by white patrons and housed White photographers and artists. Now, my work is in the homes of White people and so many other nationalities. I opened the door to share my art with the world by self-publishing a body of my work and partnering with different entities, like the private members-only club Soho House to tour several houses and have conversations about the art. The world can support and nurture Black artists through representation, commissioned assignments and collecting the work to warm their homes and businesses. Brands can present more opportunities for us to tell stories from an authentic and different point of view. We all have stories to tell, and no two are the same.”

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