A site-specific installation of 70,000 ping pong balls celebrates the debut of the Faena Bazaar

Photo by Tato Gomez

Photo by Tato Gomez

Oyster Fantasies was a temporary iteration of a highly refined process that artist Yoon Lee has been perfecting around the world for the past decade. A breathtaking cascade of pure white orbs - strung like an infinite pearl necklace - was composed of nearly 70,000 individually hand- strung ping pong balls.

Photo by Tato Gomez

Photo by Tato Gomez

 

17,000 silken pearls
squirted from Holy hole
Oyster Fantasies

The Ping of Redemption
praise Mary Magdalane
Bang her Pong
5 dollar burden

Presented Happy Ending
Pretended happy wedding
Wet Dream from Heaven

Photo by Tato Gomez

Photo by Tato Gomez

Photo by Rodrigo Gaya

Photo by Rodrigo Gaya

Photo by Rodrigo Gaya

Photo by Rodrigo Gaya

Photo by Tato Gomez

Photo by Tato Gomez

Resembling an urban fungus or exotic underwater coral, the shimmering mass took root within a soaring courtyard at the Rem Koolhaas-designed Faena Bazaar and lived throughout the week of Art Basel Miami Beach.

Photo by Tato Gomez

Photo by Tato Gomez

Photo by Tato Gomez

Photo by Tato Gomez

Photo by Rodrigo Gaya

Photo by Rodrigo Gaya

The 50-foot tall series of multiple waterfalls had a subtle power that engaged and delighted those who encountered it.  

Photo by Gato Suaya

Photo by Gato Suaya

Photo by Gato Suaya

Photo by Gato Suaya

Oyster Fantasies brought an ambient energy that was architectural, surreal, luxurious - and completely at home within the fantasy ecosystem of the Faena District.