On Saturday, Dec. 8, at a Palm Island estate, The RoseMark Group ― a boutique real estate firm specializing in athlete relocation founded by CEO Jaclyn Rosenberg ― presented its annual Society x Art Basel event with an interactive gifting suite and gaming experience. Celebrities, tastemakers, art aficionados and athletes from the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB attended the celebration of giving back and enjoyed a meet and greet with contemporary artist King Saladeen.
VIP guests arrived at the lavish Palm Island Estate at 70 Palm Avenue, Miami Beach on a luxury yacht provided by the Ferretti Group. The picturesque Palm Island home was decorated with florals and décor from Aloré Event Firm and artwork from King Saladeen, providing the perfect backdrop for the extravagant fête. Together with Athletes Guide & The Sports Publicist, The RoseMark Group showered guests with lavish gifts from top luxury brands in an experiential gifting suite. Guests enjoyed interactive experiences while Aerialist, Tina Reine, performed to the sounds of Miami D.J. and Producer KC Chopz.
Art enthusiasts enjoyed a VIP experience and live auction curated by Philadelphia-born contemporary artist King Saladeen. King Saladeen seamlessly blends vibrant, neon colors, pop culture references, quotes and symbolism to create collectable art that has caught the eyes of celebrities and high-end brands alike. More than 90% of King Saladeen’s artwork was sold at the event, with prices ranging from $20,000 and up. Proceeds from the live art auction benefited The PitCCh In Foundation – an organization founded by New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and his wife Amber, that enriches the lives of inner city youth by raising their self-esteem through educational and athletic activities.
Guests indulged in delicious catering by Barton G, the multifaceted hospitality company internationally renowned for its extraordinary commitment to creativity, quality, service and entertainment. Barton G created a fun and entertaining dining experience with gastronomic dishes and imaginative food presentations including Crisp Julienne Vegetables in Rice Paper with Creamy Wasabi Sauce, Nicoise Olive and Mozzarella Skewers, Thyme and Duck Confit Tarts with Grain Mustard, Petite Voodoo Shrimp over Smoking Brew with Pineapple Dipping Sauce, Petite Crab Cakes with Key Lime Sauce, Tuna Tartare on Wonton Crisp with Tobiko, Kobe Beef Sliders with Truffle Cheese and Scallion followed by Crisp Bacon Wrapped Rose Ware Cotton Candy Bites and Chocolate Bonbon. Guests sipped on specialty Jägermeister craft cocktails that were customized for the event with artwork from King Saladeen.
This year’s event featured more than $2,000 of merchandise giveaways for guests in attendance. Each guest received a swag bag featuring items from Society x Art Basel sponsors Samsung, ECS Jets, Cooluli, Artis Brushes, Cielo Brands, Leafy Attire, Fenty Beauty, TrapStar, Penfold Wines, Element Aviation, Ferreti and Jägermeister.
Notable guests in attendance included NFL players Leger Douzable, Albert Wilson, Kyle Moore, Brice Butler, Johnathan Cyprien and Darius Butler and MLB players Edwin Jackson, Ed Lucas, Lewis Brinson and Anthony Swarzak.
Durée & Company and I Love-Itt Events joined forces to successfully publicize and run the event smoothly from start to finish.
Photography by World Red Eye