The parties, dinners, talks, and performances are continuing in Miami Beach as Art Basel and its satellite events enter the weekend. Below, a look around some of the events. See more in Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.
NADA Art fair opened Thursday to VIP cardholders and press and continues through Sunday. Below, a slideshow of the action around the fair. See more in Part 1 and read all about it in Nate Freeman’s report from the scene.
As Art Basel Miami Beach opened to VIP collectors today, politically-oriented art could be seen throughout the convention center, some of it brand new. See more in Part 1, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.Click on the first image to start … Read More
Usually the token Hollywood star to grace this stately Rhineland town with its presence during Art Basel is Leonardo DiCaprio, and when he comes, he’s actually here on business: he’s one of the world’s top 200 collectors. But DiCaprio seems … Read More
When I finally got wifi Friday morning at a hotel in the middle of the Black Forest in Germany, I opened my Instagram account and saw that I was now being followed by an account by the name “l.poitras.” Now, I … Read More
On Wednesday night at the Grand Hotel Trois Rois in Basel, Switzerland, Gavin Brown was sitting with the collector Richard Chang, the artist Dustin Yellin, and Nelson Mandela’s son, Kweku Mandela. At a certain point, the conversation turned toward Brown’s booth … Read More
The Darren Bader video at the booth of his London gallery Sadie Coles HQ starts innocently enough: a computer-animated helicopter flies out of a giant computer-animated mouth, with some string trailing it in a way that makes it look like … Read More
If you think Art Basel needs more places where you can sit in a palm tree-laden lobby and watch telenovelas, you should make your way to the fair’s Statements sector. There, the booth of London-based Laura Bartlett Gallery has been transformed completely into a … Read More
“No, I’m not tired—I don’t know what being tired is!” said Jonas Mekas, the 93-year-old artist and filmmaker, a few hours after flying into Basel, Switzerland, from his home in New York. It was Wednesday night, and Art Basel was … Read More
It’s not so often that a bit of news about a market report can overshadow the opening of Art Basel, the cornerstone of the fair circuit that’s become so integral to the business of buying and selling works. But the … Read More
The winners of the Baloise Art Prize, an annual award sponsored by European financial services provider Baloise Group, were announced at Art Basel earlier today. Artists Sara Cwynar and Mary Reid Kelley will each be awarded a cash prize of … Read More
With market prognosticators fearing a tepid start to Art Basel amid an international slowdown in art sales, the world’s biggest galleries shipped a ballsy set of offerings to Switzerland. On Tuesday morning collectors responded by buying a number of high-priced works, … Read More
The Unlimited sector of Art Basel is devoted to large-scale installation and works that “transcend the classical art show stand.” The name is a hyperbole—as it does contain walls at some points—but it can really appear endless when you first … Read More