By Haute Living
George Nicolas-Nader, better known as Mister George, is a street Artist that started his artistic career after picking up a Jean-Michael Basquiat book. His knowledge from fashion school leads to his collaboration with luxury men’s and women’s designer Fabrice Tardieu during Art Basel 2016. Following that, he has been focusing on the Latin Music Industry painting clothing and creating paintings for musicians like Juanes, J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Arcangel, among many more. He has characterized his own emoji, influenced by Mister Nice Guy. Currently, Mister George continues to work with the Latin musicians, and expanding to the rap industry and focusing on this year’s upcoming Art Basel.
Where were you born: I was born and raised in Miami, FL
How long in Miami: I have lived in Miami for twenty-two years
Neighborhood: I have lived in Coral Gables & Brickell. Now I’m living between Downtown & the Dominican Republic.
Occupation: I am a Visual / Street Artist
Favorite Restaurants: Zuma, Komodo, Bazaar Mar, Matsuri, SBG
Best Sushi: Matsuri
Best Italian: Bar Pitti in New York
Best dessert: Fireman Derek’s and The Salty Donut in Wynwood
Best place for a romantic date: Coney Island
Best Sunday brunch: Zuma
Best place for a power business meeting: At my representative’s house
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? The Faena or The Edition
Favorite shopping venue / boutique: Bal Harbor, Barney’s, Balmain, Yeezy, Gucci, Givenchy
Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: David Yurman, Versace, Alexander McQueen.
Best spa: The spa at the Viceroy
Favorite charity event: Refuge in Paint
Favorite cultural event: Art Basel Miami / Design Miami
Favorite cultural institution: La Zona Colonial in the Dominican Republic, it is where my deceased grandfather’s hotel is, the area holds a lot of African and native Taino influences which have also influenced me in my work.
Best Steakhouse: Peter Luger, NYC
Best Pizza: Lucali
Best Lunch: SBG café, Dominican Republic
Best Massage: A Chinese foot massage after a lot of walking in NYC.
Best Gym/ Athletic Facility: Equinox
Best Limousine/Driving Service: NYX
Best Museum / Exhibit: Metropolitan Museum, Whitney Museum, Jean – Michael Basquiat’s The Unknown Notebooks
Describe your city in three words: A fast, adventurous, eclectic city.
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Los Roques in Venezuela
All-around favorite spot in Miami: Wynwood for sure. Great restaurants, bars, and of course art
Best Aspect of Miami: The growing influence of the art scene in Miami.