"Moon over Miami," Susanne Bartsch riffed at the Crocker Partners' unveiling of White Square - a space designed by Richard Meier
& Partners — at the highly anticipated Citigroup Center in Downtown Miami, on the Super Moon. The invitation-only event on December 7 featured exclusive installations by Susanne Bartsch in which guests looked into private, controversial moments through a peephole, a burlesque dancer caught the eyes of many, and a cheeky performance of The Nutcracker
came with a twist.
Performers with Fabian Basabe and Susanne Bartsch. (Photo: Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
"This is an art gallery," Bartsch told Hamptons.com. "Doing looks and expressing yourself via transformation is my art." She described her tableaus as a "sexy, surprise adventure. You come into this beautiful big space and all of a sudden you have a peep show into an intimate hidden one." One tableau is a retro looking girl making pancakes in an apron. Buxom pasties and bare behinds figure prominently. "Sex fantasies," said Bartsch. "The idea of a peep show is retro, but the big white peepholes make it modern."
Paul Solberg and Christopher Makos. (Photo: Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Photographs by Paul Solberg and Christopher Makos - Andy Warhol
's former personal photographer - were on display throughout the 7,000 square foot space for guests to admire while indulging in savory bites by celebrity Chef Ingrid Hoffmann
, including chorizo empanadas, lamb chops, jumbo shrimp, & bacon-wrapped dates.
VIP party-goers stayed refreshed throughout the night at Acqua Di Parma's spa-inspired restrooms, with fragrances and lotion to take home with them.
Fabian Basabe, Claudine De Niro, and Josh Krens.(Photo: Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Notable attendees included Fabian and Martina Basabe, Anna Rothschild, Claudine DeNiro, Jean Shafiroff
, Susanne Bartsch, Christina Getty, Tom Crocker, Brian Antoni, John and Bill Castellano, Angelo Bianco, Rachel Heller, and Iran Issa Khan.