Miley Cyrus Takes Art Basel, Thanks to Jeffrey Deitch

Miley Cyrus at the opening of her exhibition, "Dirty Hippie."
Photo: Via Miley Cyrus/Instagram.

Headlining tonight at Art Basel in Miami Beach? None other than Miley Cyrus, twerker extraordinaire. Guests can expect an array of provocatively employed props, outlandish costumes, Cyrus’s salaciously-wagging tongue, and a bevy of hits off the singer’s Bangerz album.

Maybe we should have seen this coming in the wake of Cyrus’s debut as a visual artist, a solo show titled “Dirty Hippie” held during New York Fashion Week (see “Miley Cyrus Makes Erotic Sculptures“). The pop star spoke at length about her sleep-deprived, drug-fueled artistic process with V magazine, which hosted Cyrus’s exhibition of collaged assemblage sculptures in its New York offices, and is one of the big names behind tonight’s big Bangerz bash.

Less predictably, fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger and gallerist Jeffrey Deitch are also involved. The former Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles director was certainly criticized for his “celebrity-driven program” (a quote from the statement of resignation given by the museum’s artist trustees John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger, Ed Ruscha, and Catherine Opie in 2012), but collaborating with Cyrus is totally over the top.

The event, held at the Raleigh Hotel, starts at 10:00 PM with performances at 11:00 PM, but good luck getting your name on the guest list: alas, this party, like so many others in Miami this week, is invitation only.


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