The quote: “Max’s Kansas City is one of those legendary New York venues where pretty much every cool person of the period hung out. It was a favorite haunt of Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, Betsey Johnson, and other impossibly hip and legendary people through the late ’60s and early ’70s.
If you make it into the convention center for the “real” Art Basel Miami Beach, check out stand F104, where the New York-based Loretta Howard Gallery will devote its entire booth to a show paying artistic tribute to the club where pop, minimalist, and conceptual artist went to hobnob and hang loose. Works presented include those by Robert Mapplethorpe, Vito Acconci, Frank Stella, and even Willem de Kooning. The stand itself is designed by Victoria Ruskin, daughter of Micky Ruskin, the club’s owner.”