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“My name is Richard, I’m from New York City, and I’m happy to be here in Art Basel Miami,” the singer Richard Kennedy, of the dance music act Hercules and Love Affair, announced into a mike late on Wednesday night, before launching into a spirited solo set for an eclectically dressed crowd, in a room surrounded by paintings.
Technically speaking, though, Mr. Kennedy was not at Art Basel Miami, the annual art and design showcase held in Miami Beach. He was seven miles away, at a thrift store in the Little Haiti neighborhood here, performing as part of an effort to connect a burgeoning community of local artists to the international jet set that descends in a buying frenzy each year.
“This is the largest art moment on the planet,” said Karla Ferguson, owner of the Yeelen Gallery, a 13,000-square-foot space that opened last year in Little Haiti. “We want our voices to be heard.”…
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