Leonor Anthony always fell ill during the second week of December. Emerging from the deluge of billionaires, hand-rolled cigars and champagne fountains otherwise known as Art Basel Miami, “I know I’m going to be horizontal for a least a week or two because it’s just too much,” the multidisciplinary artist and activist said.
One year it was sheer exhaustion; in another, a bad cough that got worse. For the past seven years, Ms. Anthony was stuck in the same cycle.
Every year, that is, but this past one. “In 2019, the only difference was a watch,” she said.
On her left wrist, Ms. Anthony, 53, now wears a black Teslar Re-Balance T-2 with a diamond-studded dial. Just before the art fair, Enrico Margaritelli, Teslar’s chief executive, had reached out to her via Instagram and, when they met, he gave her the $995 timepiece.