Domingo Zapata’s Party Opens Art Basel Miami 2021 With A Celebration
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Domingo Zapata’s Party Opens Art Basel Miami 2021 With A Celebration

December 2, 2021 Share

From a star-studded social life to projects with Pope Francis, Domingo Zapata’s life is as colourful as his art. Once again his party of the year is set to officially open this year’s Art Basel Miami. 

Zapata is the name on everyone’s lips in the art world. And what better way to start your artistic weekend than by being immersed in his art.

His exclusive house party invites members, collectors and fans alike to enter a world of art by creating an immersive experience and live painting show. 

Not only does the house party feature a sponsored open bar, live DJs and a handful of his finest work, but the event will be hosting a special lineup of exciting guest artists during the show. 

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Domingo Zapata is a Spanish artist, writer, and fashion designer. Born in Palma de Mallorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands in the beautiful blue Mediterranean sea, Zapata grew up with a creative father who worked as a car painter. 

From a young child, he was constantly surrounded by the idea of mixing paint and creating pieces that were based on vibrant colours. Today, he is considered to be the “next Andy Warhol” for both his pop art sensibilities and his celebrity lifestyle. 

The 38-year-old Spanish artist who counts Leonardo DiCaprio and George Soros as clients, uses colour to evoke and represent emotion

Domingo Zapata’s art is collected by celebrities including Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom, and features in the collections of the Missoni family and the investment bank Goldman Sachs.

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Mr. Zapata with Lindsay Lohan and Vikram Chatwal at the opening of the artist’s “Life Is a Dream” exhibition. Credit To Carly Otness/BFAnyc.com

He has also been described as a neo-expressionist because of his use of bright colours and his “visceral,” “graffiti-like” painting method. 

In 2002, the star became a full-time artist and sold his first major painting to Hungarian-born American billionaire investor and philanthropist, George Soros in 2005. 

In 2017, he launched a fashion collection at New York Fashion Week and also published his first novel, The Beautiful Dream of Life.

Created in oil and acrylic, Domingo’s works incorporate mixed media, collage and graffiti. His poetic imagination is visualised through layers of text and visual cues including symbols and iconic brands and figures.

Many of his works explore thematic elements such as “sexuality, opulence, and vitality” often incorporating text into the artwork. 

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Mr. Zapata astride one of his works at his Art Basel Miami Beach party in December.Credit…Patrick Mcmullan/PatrickMcMullan.com

He also creates different series based on a single theme. These include his Polo series, Matador series, Ten series, Mona Lisa series, Panda series, and others.

“The world needs paint. It needs art. It needs sensations that will make us feel alive and fill our souls with happiness.” – Domingo Zapata

Each year the Spanish artist celebrates the Art Basel Miami 2021 event with a party – either opening the show or closing the event. 

In 2013 at the SLS Hotel, a luxury collection hotel in Beverly Hills. More than 2,000 guests and celebrities attended his show.

He sold his fibreglass tiger sculptures to the former football player Jeremy Shockey and other art-struck buyers for upward of $100,000 each. 

Mr. Zapata astride one of his works at his Art Basel Miami Beach party in December. Credit…Patrick Mcmullan/PatrickMcMullan.com

A media release sent out on his behalf proclaimed it was “the biggest and hottest party of Art Basel 2012.”

With the current pandemic putting a halt to his 2020 show, Art Basel Miami 2021 is looking forward to seeing who will be attending the immersive Zapata’s House Art Night at 6 pm tonight. 

With David Rosen Galleries by his side, the opening show is guaranteed to be an explosive start.

Find Domingo Zapata’s event at David Rosen Galleries 927 Lincoln Road, Miami on Thursday, December 2nd • 6 – 9 PM

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