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Flaunt Magazine and Guess Preview our Annual Art Issue at Art Basel Miami Beach with Bacardí and Spotify

They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, but we think flattery is all right as it is. Last night we were flattered to be joined by our stylish friends Guess, along with BacardíSpotify—and with Kanvas App and Photobooth Miami—to preview our annual Art Issue with a special, limited edition, "counterfeit" supplement entitled The [CTL-C] + [CTL-V] Issue. The special issue, which can be found on news stands in full format come January, explores artistic mimicry, re-appropriation, copy-cat culture, and the artistic subconscious' hall of mirrors.

Featuring site specific art covers from Rem Koolhaas, Julie Mehretu, and Zaha Hadid; and including additional cover stories with Scarlett Johansson, Lewis Hamilton, and Pusha T. It explores artistic mimicry, re-appropriation, copy-cat culture, and the artistic subconscious' hall of mirrors.

We commenced the celebrations with a private dinner on the terrace of the Driftwood Room, the on-site restaurant at the new Nautilus, a Sixty Hotel (1825 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL. 33139), the newest addition to hotelier Jason Pomeranc's portfolio.

Dinner was followed by a soundless screening of the new film, Me, an improvisational art film directed and produced by Susan Traylor and Jefery Levy, which is featured in the The [CTL-C] + [CTL-V] Issue. Me is a paradoxical look at life in the day and age of reality TV where art imitates life imitating life.  The film stars Jefery Levy, Susan Traylor, Sam Trammell, Molly Ringwald, Gina Gershon, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and more.

DJ duo The Martinez Brothers provided music for the evening, which was followed by a late performance by the inimitable rapper/linguist for our time, Pusha T.

In true Miami style we ended the evening on the beach, in a tent, swaying perfectly in rhythm with the palms.