Art Basel Miami Beach in December, Luminaire and Christie’s
presented Puppy Love, for which 36 renowned architects,
artists, and designers from around the world converted
plastic puppies into works of art.
The puppies were then auctioned,
with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting cancer
research in the Molecular
Oncology Program at the University of Miami Sylvester
Comprehensive Cancer Center. Two hundred and fifty
guests attended the event, which raised $400,000—and
one puppy for UM/Sylvester. Mehmet Bayraktar bought a
puppy and donated it back to UM/Sylvester for display
at the center.