Saturday, December 9, 2006

Hello from Art Basel

So my last trip to Philadelphia was a bust so I thought I would be more adventurous this time – I went to Miami!

Actually I am here covering Art Basel for my GQ page. What a scene!

Where to begin:
- I almost got a beatdown for taking a photo of Jay Z at the Fair.
- I bid on something that was not a piece of art but apparently an actual sprinkler system.
- I almost ate a piece of art – looked like a bowl of fruit to me.

I also learned in Miami that just because your hotel has an iron it does not guarantee they have an ironing board.
They suggested ironing on my bed. (I was afraid to ask for coffee for fear they would ask me to cup my hands)

On a good note I did receive a lovely spa level micro-abrasion treatment from my grade 3-level sandpaper bath towels.

I have gotten some great shots though and they will be in the Feb. issue so you will see them soon.

Sorry for the stern look on my face but I’m much better taking the photos than posing for them.


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  1. carlene

    December 9, 2006 at 11:21 am

    “I bid on something that was not a piece of art but apparently an actual sprinkler system.”

    This is too funny. But did you win?


  2. iloveyousimondoonan

    December 9, 2006 at 11:35 am

    You’ve got it in spades……. your take, your talent, your engagement in the world…… What a treat to be walking the earth with you.

  3. Anonymous

    December 9, 2006 at 11:37 am

    welcome to Florida!

  4. Catherine

    December 9, 2006 at 11:43 am

    The ironing/coffee comment made me laugh!!

    Also, I love the photograph of men’s jackets in the other entry. They’re beautiful jackets, but I can’t help but think it’s partially due to how good the photograph is.

  5. Anonymous

    December 9, 2006 at 11:44 am

    Watcg out for the $10 martinis!

  6. Anonymous

    December 9, 2006 at 11:45 am

    You forgot to say cheese….;)

  7. Anonymous

    December 9, 2006 at 11:48 am

    How funny.. a beatdown let me contact jay-z’s people right now….. stay in newyork where your safe and the hotel rooms come with ironing boards.. see it’ s so dangerous and unaccomodating when you leave the “country of new york”….hahaha. p.s I did not know you wre such a handsome lad

  8. Anonymous

    December 9, 2006 at 11:55 am

    um, sart, are you standing in a hurricane or is the sprinkler system actually ON? you look like anderson cooper without the red prada windbreaker, and it sounds like your little boat has been negotiating some mighty perilous seas down there in the big bad sunshine state. you’re doing a heckofa job, scotty!

  9. ayla

    December 9, 2006 at 12:07 pm

    stern look or not, you’re adorable. I can’t wait to see your photos.

  10. BlowHarder

    December 9, 2006 at 12:33 pm

    No apologies needed … The scowl makes the man.

  11. Anonymous

    December 9, 2006 at 12:41 pm

    Bienvendio a Miami!
    This is a great week to be in Miami. Although the weather is not as nice as it should be. I hope you enjoy your stay and find us some wonderful shots. You have a way for finding very interesting people, and this is definitely a good place to find them.

    so, have some Cuban coffee and get us some great photos!


  12. Anonymous

    December 9, 2006 at 12:49 pm

    Why always so stern? Maybe smile for a photo. might look nice.

  13. Anonymous

    December 9, 2006 at 1:19 pm

    Hi Sartorialist,

    Your blog, your haircut ánd your checked shirt; I love it all!

    A reader from Holland.

  14. talia

    December 9, 2006 at 1:39 pm

    i am again jealous. I am an artist, i couldnt make it to basel this year because of my schedule. it is a well-times excuse to get out of the dismal northeastern weather.

    • artstyle

      May 22, 2017 at 4:23 am

      if jayZ was there ,
      you know it’s dunzo…
      ya’ didn’t miss anything ……
      i bet the ‘satorialist’ agrees with me …..

  15. EMNH

    December 9, 2006 at 1:52 pm

    So Funny!!

  16. Anonymous

    December 9, 2006 at 2:00 pm

    what hotel are you put up in? my lord, sounds GREAT! (-pure sarcasm-)

  17. A.

    December 9, 2006 at 2:11 pm

    be on the look out for two sophisticated “19 year olds” ladies prowling about the fair. my grandmother and great aunt are in miami for the same occasion, straight out of 57 & 6th.

  18. Anonymous

    December 9, 2006 at 2:22 pm

    What a hottie. But I believe your taken, no?

  19. Anonymous

    December 9, 2006 at 2:30 pm

    Welcome to Miami Sart, my hometown. The service is so awful, rude and loud most of where you go, it is a shame. Enjoy the weather though. Thanks for your blog. I love it.

  20. Tamberk

    December 9, 2006 at 3:24 pm

    I love Miami! I go there all the time! Art Basel is a Blast!
    What hotel WAS that?
    How was the weather? Try to get some sun and relaxation.
    Did you go to Base on Lincoln road and Thomas Maier?
    Great eye candy of all flavours in SoBe…

  21. ann

    December 9, 2006 at 3:31 pm

    I’m sorry I don’t know who you are. I have some personal issues with Miami and I am ROTFLMHO. You rock… you are soooooooooo funny, thank you; the tears are rolling down my cheeks.

    lotsa luv ann xxxxxx

    p.s. I always tell everyone how many times I have to comment with word verification. I never use the word hate, only for word verification. For your information this is my 2nd attempt. Sometimes it can be many more… doh!

  22. Anonymous

    December 9, 2006 at 4:28 pm

    Oh no – unfortunately your description of Miami is spot on. Miami is a VERY harsh city. I was an inhabitant for over 6 years and after a while you just have to laugh it off. If not, you will lose it. I almost have gone off the deep end a couple times, but thankfully I kept it together.

    Also, keep in mind that you can’t live in paradise. With all the beautiful weather, beautful (plastic) people, and crazy nightlife – something is bound to give.

    Eventually, I gave up and came to NYC. That was a year ago and I couldn’t belive I waited this long. I love NY.

    Cheers and good luck,

    P.S. try getting off the beach and heading to the design district. Much better people with better style.

  23. Anonymous

    December 9, 2006 at 4:34 pm

    Jay-Z? What is an “YoYo-I am a Gangsta from the hood” wannabe musician doing at a place that has something to with art?
    Anyway, I hope you are doing good Sart and I am looking forward to more news !

  24. Anonymous

    December 9, 2006 at 5:06 pm

    Hey, stern is good.

  25. Roxi

    December 9, 2006 at 5:16 pm

    Is that you in the pic? If so you’re very good looking. I love your page in GQ I check it out first thing when I buy my GQ. Keep up the awesome work and good luck with everything.

  26. Anonymous

    December 9, 2006 at 5:52 pm

    Im at art basel too, its a pretty incredible ridiculous swarm! so lovely! – ATWR

  27. Anonymous

    December 9, 2006 at 6:34 pm

    Can’t wait for the photos!

  28. Anonymous

    December 9, 2006 at 7:57 pm

    Life’s not always in a bubble. It is only different in comparison.

  29. Anonymous

    December 9, 2006 at 9:49 pm

    It’s nice to know that you’re “normal.”

    It’s less intimidating ;-)


  30. Anonymous

    December 9, 2006 at 10:11 pm

    i love stern. sometimes, smiling is overrated.

  31. invisible girl

    December 9, 2006 at 10:44 pm

    Do the people in Miami even WEAR clothes? :)

    Thanks, Sart … your humor made my day!


    Freezing in The Midwest …

  32. Anonymous

    December 10, 2006 at 1:05 am

    you’re hot.

  33. concupiscence

    December 10, 2006 at 4:43 am


  34. Anonymous

    December 10, 2006 at 10:00 am

    (Warning: mash note)Gosh you’re cute.

  35. Anonymous

    December 10, 2006 at 10:55 am

    marry me.

  36. marie

    December 10, 2006 at 11:28 am

    LOL!! I know that at the time, it was not funny but it sure sounds funny now! The comment about the towels did make me cringe a bit.

    I am impressed that you can take a self-photo with a dSLR camera and not use a tripod. There is no way I can do that with my dSLR (Nikon) unless I use two hands..even then it is awkward.

  37. Anonymous

    December 10, 2006 at 11:38 am

    wanna go to miiiiiiiami!

  38. Anonymous

    December 10, 2006 at 2:24 pm

    still good looking!

  39. jenny

    December 10, 2006 at 4:37 pm

    Hah! Your “microdermabrasion” reminds me of using that nasty old powdered/granulated soap in the high school bathrooms to wash off stage makeup after plays, followed by a brisk blast from the air-dryer.

    No wonder my skin looks so lousy now…

  40. Anonymous

    December 10, 2006 at 5:34 pm

    I ALWAYS look stern when I am trying to look sexy! You too eh? :D

  41. inez

    December 10, 2006 at 5:34 pm

    Scott, you seem like such an intelligent man – why stoop to making hackneyed jokes about art? Leave that to low brow sit-coms such as ‘The King of Queens’. Someone who has such a sensitive eye for detail should have no problem navigating the ideas surrounding found objects in art.

    I apologize for being a bore, but please – the art world is such an easy target!

    I remain your ardent fan…

  42. Soul on Fiyah

    December 10, 2006 at 5:54 pm

    You look so handsome! That’s funny that Jay-Z’s people wanted to beat you down for taking a pic. They must not have known you were doing something for GQ. He was chosen as one of the Men of the Year so I’m HE didn’t mind but his people are probably crazy. I see him all the time in New York and he’s so incredibly smooth and easy going. Maybe your next meeting will be much more pleasant if you didn’t have a camera around trying to snap a picture of Beyonce haha!

  43. mra

    December 10, 2006 at 7:13 pm

    hi scott,
    nice to SEE you :)


  44. Duncan

    December 10, 2006 at 9:36 pm

    You are so cute, ugh.

  45. Anonymous

    December 10, 2006 at 9:42 pm

    Sart, come back to Philadelphia it’s not so bad. On a Monday everybody’s at work in their office. Pick a friday and hang out by La Colombe in the morning swing but Rouge and Striped Bass in the afternoon during lunch. Watch people go through Rittenhouse square and the holiday shoppers on Walnut.

  46. Anonymous

    December 10, 2006 at 10:10 pm

    How dare you attempt to take a photograph of the great and mystical Jay Z. Who does that ‘hood’ rat think he is? The “J” must stand for JERK.

  47. Alice Olive

    December 11, 2006 at 10:45 am

    No need to apologise for a stern look when you’re literally battling with the elements in Miami! That’s hilarious!! Ironing on the bed?!

  48. Ms. curious

    December 11, 2006 at 2:23 pm

    I think it’s about time that you reveal if you’re single or not? The naked truth, we all wanto know.

  49. cj

    December 12, 2006 at 2:37 am

    hey sart, i would like to say that im truly inspired by the effort u put into you blog. It might be as a result of your growing fan base, but i honestly applaud you. I am a young man living in houston, texas trying to seek some advice for a professional like yourself. i would like to know to get involved in the menswear fashion industry, i have a complitated story and would honestly appreciate your input. i guess your a photographer for GQ, i would like to do something similar or work with Menswear Fashion review. my email is please any assistance would be appreciated, Sir thank you

  50. Anonymous

    December 12, 2006 at 7:41 am

    You are so hot.

  51. Anonymous

    December 13, 2006 at 6:37 am

    you look like bruce willis!

  52. Anonymous

    December 14, 2006 at 8:41 pm

    Miami is tough like New York. Some of the hotels are a little on the skeez side, you really have to just suck it up and pa walforf prices in order to get something nice.

    Cute pic!


  53. artstyle

    May 22, 2017 at 4:24 am

    cool man …
    i LOVE that you ain’t smilin’ like a fool ….
    nothin’ to smile about at that basel fiasco …

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