Vanity Fair is no stranger to art. In fact, the most controversial pieces of journalism the magazine has published havent been the articles, but the accompanying photographs. From a naked and pregnant Demi Moore to a Hindu god portrayed by Mike Myers to a seminude Miley Cyrus, its the only rag with covers so famous they were the subject of an exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2008. While we cant promise the likes of Annie Leibovitz or David LaChapelle will be around to snap your pic at this Tuesdays Vanity Fair International Party at the Museum of Contemporary Art, we can guarantee plenty of schmoozing with art freaks, gallery owners, hypercollectors, and other assorted Basel cognoscenti. Guests will begin viewing exhibitions by sculptor Jonathan Meese and then continue with the magazines photography virtuoso, Bruce Weber, whose Haiti/Little Haiti is on display at MOCA. There will be complimentary vodka cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose. The hobnobbing lasts from 7 to 9 p.m. Its free for MOCA members and Art Basel VIPs.
Tue., Nov. 30, 7 p.m., 2010