Canine Culture

Art Basel's 2012 edition is on course to turn Miami into a living museum of publicly accessible art. In what may be the wildest installation of the year, Lords South Beach hotel will be turning into a massive, macabre pet. The LGBT landmark will be transformed from top to bottom into Gypsy, a giant black dog designed by artist Desi Santiago.Think of her as Clifford's evil cousin. The creepy canine would fit right into Miami's current spooky Halloween theme, but she won't make her way to South Beach until December, greeting guests and passers-by from the 3rd through the 9th. The piece, titled The Black Lords at South Beach, is said to be a multi-sensory experience, complete with giant paws over the entrance, a looming head atop the courtyard and a whipping tail in the back.
Dec. 5-9, 2012


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