Inside The Ruinart x Vik Muniz Art Basel Miami Beach Champagne Fête

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Karolína Kurková and Joan Smalls attend Ruinart x Vik Muniz Art Basel Miami Beach Champagne Fête at Miami Beach Botanical Garden on December 04, 2019 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Ruinart)

The House of Ruinart kicked off Art Basel Miami Beach with a star-studded champagne fête celebrating artist Vik Muniz. Muniz’s artwork series, Shared Roots, was the inspiration behind the evening, which fused art and gastronomy while officially launching the Vik Muniz x Ruinart Champagne Leaf limited-edition print, in which 100% of the proceeds benefit Imazon, a Brazilian nonprofit dedicated to Amazon rainforest conservation.

Joan Smalls, Karolina Kurkova, Shea Marie, Caroline Vreeland, Chef Daniel Boulud, Peter Marino, Gaia Matisse, Hank Willis Thomas (artist), Aureta Thomollari, Marion Guggenheim, Jenny Lopez and Olivia Perez, as well as other art-world insiders, enjoyed Ruinart champagne within the lush Miami Beach Botanical Garden as DJ Timo Weiland set the mood with lively tunes.

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Karolína Kurková, Caroline Vreeland and Shea Marie attend Ruinart x Vik Muniz Art Basel Miami Beach Champagne Fête at Miami Beach Botanical Garden on December 04, 2019 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Ruinart)

As the sun set, guests were treated to a special Mocequa dish by the legendary Chef Daniel Boulud, inspired by Vik’s Brazilian heritage and crafted to expertly pair with Ruinart’s beloved Blanc de Blancs and Rosé (the first ever Rosé champagne).

Muniz’s Leaf prints can be purchased for $5,000 on Clos19.com, only a total of 30 prints are available for sale.

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