ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2023
ART WORLD LUMINARIES BECOME GUEST MIXOLOGISTS FOR OUR CASA DRAGONES ART-TENDER SERIES AT ABMB
For a third consecutive year, we continue our widely popular Art-Tender Series at the Casa Dragones Tasting Room at the Collectors Lounge. Each day, Art-Tenders — guest bartenders that include a roster of artists and art world luminaries — act as guest mixologists and craft original cocktails inspired by their practice.
Discover the roster of this year’s Art-Tenders and watch the series behind our bar on our Instagram page.
Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Lee Quiñones is celebrated as one of the most influential artists to emerge from the New York City subway art movement. Quiñones began his artistic journey by painting on the city's streets and subway cars in the 1970s, leaving an indelible mark on the contemporary art world. As one of the originators of street art, Quiñones' work is characterized by provocative socio-political content and intricate composition. After adorning over 100 subway cars throughout the MTA system, he transitioned to a studio-based practice, contributing to the movement's shift above ground.
His cocktail, named "Green Light," is inspired by the expression to "green light" something, or give the project a go-ahead. Lee is inspired to "green-light" projects he thinks are positive, such as his collaboration with Tequila Casa Dragones.
Allison Zuckerman has become a prominent figure in the contemporary art scene, living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her approach to art draws from the records of art history and the imagery of net culture, with a focus on the representation of women by male authors. Zuckerman's paintings, composed of collaged elements painted over, present colorful figures and fragments, creating intricate connections between disparate cultural symbols and motifs.
Inspired by a spicy cucumber margarita, Allison incorporated cucumber, jalapeños, and chili powder on her cocktail. She came up with the name "Spicy Cuki" when she first tasted it, adding a bit of quirkiness to the concept, which is also reflected in her artwork.