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Robert De Niro Spends Time with Daughter Drena and Son Julian at Art Basel Miami Beach: 'A Family Affair'

"24 hrs of much needed joy, laughs, art, family time and friendship. What more can one ask for," Drena wrote on Instagram

<p>Drena/Instagram</p> Robert De Niro attended Art Basel Miami Beach with two of his children, Julian and Drena.

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Robert De Niro attended Art Basel Miami Beach with two of his children, Julian and Drena.

Robert De Niro's Saturday was all about art and family!

The actor, 80, took the stage at Art Basel Miami Beach for a conversation with French artist JR, and two of his children — Drena and Julian De Niro — were in the audience cheering him on.

At the event, the trio also spent some quality time together, and even snapped several rare family photos, which Drena, 52, shared in an Instagram post.

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<p>Drena/Instagram</p> Julian, Robert and Drena De Niro at Art Basel Miami Beach.

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Julian, Robert and Drena De Niro at Art Basel Miami Beach.

For the first photo, Robert, Drena and Julian, 28, squeezed together inside a photo booth. In another, they posed in what appeared to be a brightly colored photo op at the fair, with the Taxi Driver star standing in the foreground while his kids extended their limbs in the background.

The group also posed in front of some art pieces and, in a couple of snaps, they were even joined by Robert’s panel co-host, JR. In one photo, all four of them did the same pose, looking up and to the side while backdropped by a black-and-white photograph.

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<p>Drena/Instagram</p> Julian, Robert and Drena De Niro at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Drena/Instagram

Julian, Robert and Drena De Niro at Art Basel Miami Beach.

“It’s a family affair,” Drena wrote in the caption. “24 hrs of much needed joy, laughs, art, family time and friendship. What more can one ask for ♥️🫶🏽💙.”

Also in the post, she paid tribute to her late son — and Robert's late grandson — Leandro De Niro-Rodriguez.

In the final slide, she shared a photo of a mural that was painted in honor of Leandro, who died earlier this year of an accidental overdose at age 19. The mural is located in Wynwood, a neighborhood in Miami known for its colorful murals.

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<p>Drena/Instagram</p> From left: Julian De Niro, Robert De Niro, artist JR and Drena De Niro at Art Basel Miami Beach.

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From left: Julian De Niro, Robert De Niro, artist JR and Drena De Niro at Art Basel Miami Beach.

The mural is a black-and-white portrait of Leandro, and features a red heart around his eye. It says, “You can’t spell love without Leo,” a reference to a video of Leandro from his childhood, which Drena has previously shared on Instagram.

She also dedicated a separate post to the mural, sharing photos of herself, Julian and Robert posing in front of it. In one picture, the family also posed with the artist who painted the mural.

“Thank you @_cyst1_ for this incredibly moving tribute to our beautiful Leo,” Drena wrote alongside the post. “Thank you Marelos for making it happen on this quick trip for us to experience this moment together. Pedro you brought much healing to mine, @juliansden and our dad’s heart with this beautiful mural. #cantspelllovewithoutleo #wynwood #miami #mural #leandroforever 🖤🫶🏽♥️🕊️✨.”

Robert shares Drena and son Raphael, 47, with his first wife, actress Diahnne Abbott. He shares Julian, as well as Julian's twin, Aaron, 28, with his former girlfriend, model and actress Toukie Smith.

The Oscar winner also shares son Elliot, 24, and daughter Helen Grace, 11, with his ex-wife, Grace Hightower, as well as an 8-month-old daughter, Gia, with his girlfriend Tiffany Chen.

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In 2020, Robert opened up to PEOPLE about his parenting style, revealing that he encourages his children to reach for their dreams.

“For my kids, I tell them, ‘If you want to be an actor or you want to do this or that, that’s fine as long as you’re happy. Just don’t sell yourself short,’” he said.

He added, “That’s the most I would say — push yourself a little more and reach for what you really think it is you want to do. Don’t be afraid. It’s important for them to find their own lane."

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The actor and art connoisseur also said that becoming a father changed the way he saw the world.

“When you become a parent, there are certain things that you become more aware of, more sensitive about,” he told PEOPLE, adding that watching his parents, artists Virginia and Robert De Niro Sr., helped to nurture his own sense of creativity.

“It’s not like my family sat around the table and talked about art, but they led by example. Expression through music, movies, acting, dance, whatever — those are expressions that people need to connect to,” he said. “Whether it’s going to museums, theaters, movies, TV, whatever. We need that. It’s part of our culture, part of our society. It’s essential that it’s there.”

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