• Absolut Elyx And Water For People Host Art Basel Fundraiser In Miami Beach With Sean Kelly And Paddle8

    A view of the crowd at the Art Basel Fundraiser In Miami Beach With Sean Kelly And Paddle8 hosted by Absolut Elyx And Water For People at Nautilus Hotel on December 1, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx)
    A view of the crowd at the Art Basel Fundraiser In Miami Beach With Sean Kelly And Paddle8 hosted by Absolut Elyx And Water For People at Nautilus Hotel on December 1, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx)

    On Thursday, December 1, Absolut’s luxury vodka Elyx and non-profit organization Water For People celebrated their partnership by hosting a charity cocktail event with Sean Kelly Gallery and Paddle8 on the opening night of Art Basel at the exclusive Nautilus South Beach. The event featured the auctioning of a one-of-a-kind painting by acclaimed artist Hugo McCloud. Proceeds from the auction will go towards Water For People, providing clean drinking water for those in need. Guests bid on the painting as they sipped on bespoke cocktails from Absolut Elyx under an elegant tent on the beach. MeLo-X DJ’ed a special live performance at the cocktail event while guests dance the night away.

    Guests included Jonas Tahlin, CEO of Absolut Elyx, Eleanor Allen CEO Water For People, Sean Kelly the Founder of Sean Kelly Gallery, Alexander Gilkes, Co-Founder of Paddle8, Danielle Knudson, designer Julia Clancey, Lauren Kelly, Simone Messmer, Beau Dunn, Michele Lamy, Hugo McCloud, artist Kehinde Wiley, Benjamin Genocchio, Marc-Olivier Wahler, Director of the Broad MSU, collector Michael and Susan Hort, and more. 

    Jonas Tahlin, CEO of Absolut Elyx, Sean Kelly and Lauren Kelly attend the Art Basel Fundraiser In Miami Beach With Sean Kelly And Paddle8 hosted by Absolut Elyx And Water For People at Nautilus Hotel on December 1, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx)
    Jonas Tahlin, CEO of Absolut Elyx, Sean Kelly and Lauren Kelly attend the Art Basel Fundraiser In Miami Beach With Sean Kelly And Paddle8 hosted by Absolut Elyx And Water For People at Nautilus Hotel on December 1, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx)
    A view of the crowd at the Art Basel Fundraiser In Miami Beach With Sean Kelly And Paddle8 hosted by Absolut Elyx And Water For People at Nautilus Hotel on December 1, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx)
    A view of the crowd at the Art Basel Fundraiser In Miami Beach With Sean Kelly And Paddle8 hosted by Absolut Elyx And Water For People at Nautilus Hotel on December 1, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx)
    A view of the crowd at the Art Basel Fundraiser In Miami Beach With Sean Kelly And Paddle8 hosted by Absolut Elyx And Water For People at Nautilus Hotel on December 1, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx)
    A view of the crowd at the Art Basel Fundraiser In Miami Beach With Sean Kelly And Paddle8 hosted by Absolut Elyx And Water For People at Nautilus Hotel on December 1, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx)
    Hugo McCloud and Larry Ossei-Mensah attend the Art Basel Fundraiser In Miami Beach With Sean Kelly And Paddle8 hosted by Absolut Elyx And Water For People at Nautilus Hotel on December 1, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx)
    Hugo McCloud and Larry Qssei-Mensah attend the Art Basel Fundraiser In Miami Beach With Sean Kelly And Paddle8 hosted by Absolut Elyx And Water For People at Nautilus Hotel on December 1, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx)
    A view of the crowd at the Art Basel Fundraiser In Miami Beach With Sean Kelly And Paddle8 hosted by Absolut Elyx And Water For People at Nautilus Hotel on December 1, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx)
    A view of the crowd at the Art Basel Fundraiser In Miami Beach With Sean Kelly And Paddle8 hosted by Absolut Elyx And Water For People at Nautilus Hotel on December 1, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx)
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