Art Basel Bonus: Otto Von Schirach at FriendsWithYou Fun House

So if you didn't attend any of the art fairs this past weekend, you missed out on plenty of visual stimulation. This year, Scope definitely was my favorite fair, not only because the work for sale was superb, but their commitment to inviting local artists and musicians to take part in the festivities is pretty refreshing. Most fair tend to forget that for the other 360 days they aren't here, Miami still has a pretty vibrant artistic community.

In their continued commitment to the local community, Scope invited Miami artistic collective FriendsWithYou to set up a lounge, complete with inflatable bounce house, for attendees to enjoy. Well, apparently for the last night, FriendsWithYou got Otto Von Schirach and friends to close out the exhibit with a (impromptu?) performance. Check out the video above, courtesy of Aiden Dillard, of the show at Scope.

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Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as and He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.
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