New York City artist and businessman, Armand Peri was spotted with his wife at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida this year.
At an exclusive event at the new trendy hot spot “Swan” owned by Pharrell Williams and David Grutman, Armand Peri was seen with his wife Francielle having dinner. There were plenty of other notables walking around: Kanye West was already in the restaurant while Kim Kardashian stayed home this year. Leonardo DiCaprio came up the back entrance around midnight, wearing a baseball cap and black hoodie.
All your favorite celebrities find their way to Miami Beach, FL for the annual Art Basel exhibition. Every year pop culture icons and collectors alike turn the Art Basel marketplace into one colossal party at night, others use the week as an opportunity to enjoy Florida’s sunny weather and the and others really do their part to take in the sights and appreciate the artwork.
When you take a look at who shows up to Art Basel, you've got your fashion models, your famous DJs, your nightclub owners, your designers, and just about every influencer who can manage to fly their private jets for a quick jaunt to the beautiful sandy beaches of Miami Beach for the long weekend. Basically, if you're going to Art Basel you can't be afraid to cut loose and look a little silly while doing so. Besides, it's not really an Art Basel Miami Beach function until Paris Hilton, who’s been coming to this event since 2006 shows up!
Armand Peri affirms this was his first time at Art Basel Miami and he is planning on coming back next year to party and showcase his work…He was encouraged to explore his passion for art at an early age and became an avid artist and painter; winning several state and national level art competitions. At just 17, Peri began to gain recognition for his art. He went on to win a National Art Competition for the Endowment of the Arts, which flew him to personally meet the President and the first Lady in Washington DC.
Peri shared his words of wisdom and inspiration for creating his unique style of art.“Artcan make you look at something in a very exciting and unique way. It can give you the power to ‘float,’ he said. “I get my inspiration from simple things in life, from beautiful things that happen around me, things that make me happy, leave me inspired. I believe that every human being has the power to do good for someone else.”
Peri received a great deal of publicity following the success of his New York City nightclubs where he produced many star-studded events. He is also known for creating “Hunk-O-Mania”, which is considered to be one of the largest and most successful male revue clubs for women in the world with locations in 19 cities.
For more information about Armand Peri’s art visit armandperi.com
or his Instagram @lifeperiway