Libbie Mugrabi scales Damien Hirst sculpture at Miami Art Week party
There was “panic” at the Faena Hotel during Miami Art Week when socialite and recent art world divorcée Libbie Mugrabi and legendary bon vivant Anthony Haden-Guest scaled a multimillion-dollar golden unicorn sculpture by Damien Hirst to take a photo.
They tried to mount the mythical beast touting one of artist Linjie Deng’s yin-yang calligraphy works, part of Mugrabi’s private collection.
A source told Page Six of the stunt, “management and security freaked out, but the duo got a photo before listening to the pleas to climb down off the museum piece, which remained unharmed.”
Mugrabi happened to be wearing a Hirst pill charm bracelet based on his “Controlled Substances” paintings that the artist gave her over a decade ago, we hear.
A source said of the scene: “The climbing of the statue was meant to be a harmless prank, but the hotel peeps freaked… it was funny and cute to everyone but them.”
Mugrabi — who recently settled a multimillion divorce from art collecting scion David Mugrabi — was in Miami to throw a dinner party and launch her new eponymous brand. An invite seen by Page Six told guests to “dress f-cking fabulous.”
We hear that, “the room and patio could hold over 200, but Libbie held her guest list to approximately 50, who only took their masks off when they sat to eat.”
Guests included Petra Khashoggi, Martina Basabe, designer Alvin Valley, and the artist Jared Shaw, who “was ‘live painting’ Libbie’s new handbag line with hearts and her Libbie logo,” a source said.
The insider added, “Libbie also gave out her new line of hats that have ‘word paintings’ on them. Anthony’s read ‘Psycho Fan,’ Libbie’s read ‘Icon,’ and others said ‘boujee’ and ‘baf,’” (which apparently stands for “busy as f- -k,” according to a perfunctory Google search on our part).
Apparently, “the dinner was vegan,” and “somebody sent out a cake for Libbie’s birthday… she was embarrassed because her birthday was last month! But she was a good sport about it.”
We reported that Mugrabi’s mom, Jane Scher, was snapping up art in Miami as well.
Source : Ian Mohr Link