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$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

Staring down a Basquiat
Staring down a Basquiat
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Last night, Gary Nader, the world's top collector of Latin American art, opened his gallery to Portuguese billionaire Joe Berardo, who received a key to the City of Miami for making it rain $500 million worth of masterpieces in one big room. The top floor of the Nader space is fully stocked with works by Warhol, Stella, Basquiat, Picasso, and more blue chips than a night in Montecarlo.

Russian ballers, Brazilian kingpins, social climbers, and a sports legend were all there to partake, but while two years ago, the gallery was serving up unlimited, free, Johnny Walker Blue for an opening, this year there were just three measly bars of top shelf liquor on hand. (#artbaselproblems). The show is now open to the public (62 NE 27 St, Wynwood), awesome, and 100% free. Here's some of what it looks like.


Miami Heat fan favorite and house loving DJ Rony Seikaly checked out the show.

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

This piece by Paula Rego is called The Barn.

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

And this Diego Rivera piece called Nardo (Nude With Flowers).

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

There are literal tons of Botero sculptures downstairs, and this prized piece up the steps.

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

Here are a couple of Picasso plates.

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

Expensive art makes you feel rich too.

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)
$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)
$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

Chicks wore all kinds of shoes

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

A lot of them had spikes

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

Art work on walls, art work behind walls

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)
$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)
$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)
This long hall of work is dominated by Picasso ceramics
$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)
$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

Check the brushwork on this De Chirico from 1928. That's the hand of a master painter

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)
$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)
$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

Some of the work on display is abstract, like this one, a 1983 piece by Francis Bacon called Oedipus and The Sphinx After Ingres

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

And if you need a frame of reference

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

Here's a 1938 Victor Brauner called Le Chevalier de Glace in oil on canvas

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

And though he's more well known for splatters, here's a Jackson Pollock from sometime between 1938-41 simply titled Head

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

An exploding pile of gore in Adriana Varejao's 1999 Tilework With Horizontal Incision is a standout piece

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

And there's a whole series of Frank Stella sculptures on display 

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

Here's a view of 2 Picasso vessels and a plate depicting a bullfight

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

Haven't figured out if this is a dude with a massive dong, or a girl riding one, but it's huge either way

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

Downstairs with Cuban master Wilfredo Lam and two sexy models

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

Man Ray all day

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

Plenty of places to sit and enjoy the work

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

Another awesome Lam

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

This is a 1964 drawing on heliographic paper by Marcel Duchamp called Plan du Porte Bouteilles

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

More spikes

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

A small, graceful Botero

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

And another Picasso

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

Posted up in a back room

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

Works of art

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

Karen Dubitsky with Damien Hirst

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

Another way to look at it

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

Picasso bullfight closeup details

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

Lam rules

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

Hasta la vista

$500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos)

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