The Cultivist and its artist ambassadors hosted the second annual Artist lunch at The Setai for its members. Following the success from last year’s affair, the event brought together members, international artists and curators The Cultivist has worked with since its inception. This year, the event was presented by iconic champagne house Perrier-Jouët, which has a long-standing commitment to the arts.

The lunch provided a rare opportunity for Cultivist members to take a break from the hectic environment of Miami Art Week and enjoy a peaceful meal on the beach with acclaimed artists, curators, gallerists, collectors, and other art enthusiasts. Attendees included leading international visionaries in the cultural sector, spanning art, music, fashion and business.

‘Following on the success from last year, we’re excited to host all our members from around the globe in Miami for our second annual Artist Lunch. A perfect moment away from the craziness of Miami Art week, our members get to spend a few hours on the beach with some of our favorite artists and curators.’

Artist included: Mickalene Thomas, Hank Willis Thomas, Martin Parr, Hugo McCloud, Tahnee Lonsdale, Landon Ross, Sadie Barnette, Francisco Ugarte, Austin Lee, Jose Davila, Tavares Strachan, Mario Navarro, Hayal Pozanti, Zoe Buckman and Derrick Adams.

Other Cultivist members included: Laura De Gunzburg, Joey Lico, Maryam Eisler, Nellee Hopper, Rameet Chawla, Polina Proshkina, Taymour Grahne and Matt Chevellard.

In addition to the Artist Lunch, The Cultivist prepared an exclusive week-long program of events for its members to experience during Art Basel Miami. Highlights ranged from a preview of ‘British Craft: The Miami Edit’, led by the curator, leading architect and interior designer, Natalia Miyar, to a light breakfast with Mera and Don Rubell followed by a tour of The Rubell Family Collection’s ‘High Anxiety’ exhibition with the collection’s Director, Juan Roselione-Valadez and a tour of PULSE’s most exciting booths with Director Helen Toomer.


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– The Cultivist has established a strong presence for its members at all the international art fairs, Miami being one of them.

– The Cultivist hosts approximately 200 of its members throughout the week of Art Basel Miami Beach, throughout four events, collection visits, director-led tours of satellite fairs, VIP passes, and around the clock support for any member requests.

– The Cultivist membership card grants its members access to various institutions in Miami including the Perez Art Museum and the soon to be reopened Bass Museum.

– Currently, The Cultivist has more than 630 members worldwide after just a year and a half.


The Cultivist is the only global arts club offering uniquely privileged access to every aspect of the art world. With offices in New York and London, The Cultivist guides members through an art journey that is both effortless and enriching. With a single card, members have premiere access to over 100 leading museums, galleries and art fairs worldwide. Through 24/7 personal service and tailored experiences, such as private views of new exhibitions hosted by leading curators and studio visits with renowned artists, The Cultivist deepens appreciation of the arts for each and every one of its members in any city of their choosing.


Marlies Verhoeven and Daisy Peat, Co-Founders of The Cultivist, have worked together for over six years at Sotheby’s. They launched and managed the highly successful VIP Sotheby’s Preferred program, where they developed high demand for VIP access to the arts. Verhoeven spent eight years as Vice President and Global Director of Loyalty Marketing at Sotheby’s. Before joining Sotheby’s, she worked at the Belgian Mission to the United Nations and helped launch the Belgian fashion brand Verlaine in 2005. Peat was formerly European Head of VIP Client Loyalty at Sotheby’s. Before joining Sotheby’s, she managed blue chip accounts at global advertising agency, M&C Saatchi.

With The Cultivist, Verhoeven and Peat hope to reach out to a much broader and diverse audience of art lovers. Due to their past experience, and international network, they have a very clear understanding of the required team structure to deliver impeccable service and access. Peat heads the London office, whilst Verhoeven runs the New York office.

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Perrier-Jouët is an iconic champagne house with an exceptional vineyard. It is known for the finesse, floral and elegant notes of its wines, fashioned with the expertise of only seven Cellar Masters since its foundation in 1811. Since its 1902 collaboration with Art Nouveau pioneer Emile Gallé, creator of the anemone design for the house’s Belle Epoque prestige cuvée, Perrier-Jouët has commissioned work from established and emerging artists including Daniel Arsham, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, Miguel Chevalier, Makoto Azuma, Tord Boontje, Studio Glithero and Simon Heijdens and more recently Tord Boontje, Vik Muniz, mischer’traxler and Ritsue Mishima.

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