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Basel Miami: Come for the Arts, Stay for the Leisure

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Where there are celebrities—or at least Donna Karan (far right) —there is Ingrid Sischy (far left), power-lesbian.

The party locusts have descended once again upon Miami for this year's Art Basel, the warm-weathered sister of Switzerland's annual showcase. That most attendees couldn't distinguish a John Currin from a Thomas Kinkade is irrelevant; Basel Miami is about kissing ass and taking names. The actual art portion of the extended weekend kicks off tomorrow, but the migratory rampage of underemployed luminaries, self-styled cognoscenti, publicists, and Euro hangers-on has been underway for days. Radar captured the early action in photos.

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