Russell Simmons welcomes Naomi Campbell to the Russell Simmons and Mickalene Thomas Dinner for Rush Arts Foundation in Miami Beach, Florida. The benefit brought together the art community’s best and brightest.
NBA and Olympic great Dwayne Wade takes a break from sports to help Russell raise funds and awareness for Miami’s children.
Painter Kehinde Wiley and art gallery owner Tony Shafrazi enjoy the special event to celebrate and raise funds future artists.
Model Barbara Becker sparkles and shines with furniture designer Arne Quinze.
NBA stars Dwyane Wade and Dorrell Wright welcome the party to their team’s hometown.
Mickalene Thomas and Russell Simmons reminded the art community of the importance of giving back at the event hosted during Art Bassel.
“Nurturing creativity in youth and adult artists is at the very core of what Rush Philanthropic does,” Simmons said in a statement. “We always have a great time at Art Basel because it brings together creative minds from around the world, including some of the emerging artists we support.”
Kehinde Wiley and Derrick Adams have plenty to discuss, as both light up the art world with their visionary pieces.
Russell and Kehinde are ready for Miami’s night life in white.
Kehinde enjoys a sweet embrace with Naomi.
Party host Mickalene Thomas makes sure foundation supporter and Morgan’s Hotel Group executive Ben Pundole is having a great time at the event.
Miami Heat players Shawn Marion and Dwayne Wade show off their city’s fashion and flair.
Mickalene and Naomi work the crowd with Miami’s biggest names.
Photographer David LaChapelle tries out life on the other side of the camera alongside Russell Simmons.
HSBC vice president Reggie Canal and Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Board President Javier Evans help Russell Simmons spread the importance of giving back – and having a good time while you do it.
Artist Renee Cox is excited to join the cause and is well-known for her electric work that often features Black women – including herself.
Russell Simmons and Dwayne Wade are excited to bring ART FOR LIFE to Miami.
“Our organization is dedicated to doing everything we can do make sure creativity is nurtured in our children, not just in New York, but throughout South Florida as well,” Simmons said.
Russell Simmons chats with Michael Klug during the event. In March, Simmons will return to South Beach for the foundation’s annual fundraiser in the city.
Kehinde is picture perfect as Naomi makes a move on the dance floor.
Executive Director of the Rush Foundation Tangi Murray and events producer Bruce Sutka enjoy the night’s festive atmosphere.
Russell, center left, beams with foundation supporters Shepard Fairey, left, Rohan Oza and Fred Kleisner.