The scene at Metamorphosis, a party hosted by Dom Perignon at WALL during Art Basel Miami Beach. (Photo courtesy Billy Farrell)
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Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe Lampoon Basel Excess, and Then We Drink Dom at the W

Despite the fact that the San San International does not exist, Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe—the freewheeling artist duo who have previously trapped audiences in meth labs and pummeled pretty Hamptons eardrums with punishing noise rock—spent nearly an hour telling hundreds of Basel’s best and brightest all about the San San International Thursday night. It was perhaps the biggest party evening of the week, and not the expected time revelers would sit down to hear a Borgesian exploration of a giant expo made up by art world provocateurs. But the exact contents of the performance had been kept such a secret for the weeks prior, and all that does is drum up hype. No one knew exactly what they were in store for with “Shadow Pool: A Natural History of the San San International.”

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