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Art Basel Miami Beach 2018: The Surf Lodge Toasts Ashley Longshore and Brandon Boyd

“When Jayma [Cardoso] and Surf Lodge asked me to come down here I was like, ‘f–k yea, let’s do this!”
New Orleans-based artist Ashley Longshore was in town for a celebratory dinner at the Surf Lodge’s Art Basel Miami Beach pop-up, hosted simultaneously with a dinner celebrating Incubus singer Brandon Boyd’s exhibition of artwork. Longshore had just come from an event for her collaboration with Gucci in London, and had arrived in town with a bit of a role reversal.
“I don’t have any art down here because literally all of my inventory is almost sold out,” she said. “I’ve been buying art all day. I love all of them, and honestly I was speed buying,” she added. “I bought like seven pieces today, sculptures and paintings, from Scope and also Aqua. I love Aqua; I love the intimacy of it. I’m not a big fan of gallerists. I always have fun when I buy down here because I love to negotiate and make them give up their percentages and make sure the artist gets paid — because I’m all about the artist.”
Guests sat down to a communal passed dinner, the table sprinkled with coasters printed with Longshore’s artwork: “Feminism Is a Real

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