Tag Archives: Art Basel


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Morning Links: Rare Bernini Bust Edition

The J. Paul Getty Museum has acquired a rare Gian Lorenzo Bernini bust. [New York Times]A skyrocketing Swiss franc has made budgeting difficult for buyers at Art Basel. [The Art Newspaper]How Los Angeles museums have been conserving water as the … Read More


Art Basel 2015 Picabia Alert
Francis Picabia, Untitled (Portrait de femme), ca. 1942. ANDREW RUSSETH/ARTNEWS

Picabia Alert #9: A Little Bounty at Basel

“Picabia Alert” takes note of shows that include work by the wily French artist Francis Picabia (1879–1953), aiming to sate Picabia appetites until a retrospective of the artist arrives at the Kunsthaus Zurich and New York’s Museum of Modern Art in … Read More


Art Basel 2015 Market
RaebervonStenglin's booth in Art Basel's Statements section.ANDREW RUSSETH/ARTNEWS

Literal Cutting Edge Technology On View at Art Basel

During the VIP opening of Art Basel yesterday afternoon, the booth of Zurich gallery RaebervonStenglin had a pretty solid crowd in it that was standing still—a fairly strange sight at an art fair, where one more typically sees people running from … Read More


Art Basel 2015
Sarah Charlesworth photographs and Danny McDonald sculptures make for a surprisingly wonderful pairing at Maccarone—objects take on strange, charged new meanings in their hands.

Best in Show: Highlights at Art Basel

Yes, there are a lot of things to dislike about art fairs. There are the crowds, the lines, the expense—one salad in the VIP lounge at Art Basel, which opened today, costs 45 Swiss francs, or about $48 (it includes edible flowers). And yet, one gets to see a breathtaking array of … Read More


Art Basel 2015 Market
The central courtyard at Art Basel, which is rich with sausage stands.PHOTOS: ANDREW RUSSETH/ARTNEWS

A Cheek-Pinching DiCaprio and a $4.5 M. John Currin Painting: It’s the Opening of Art Basel 2015

It has been a rainy and cloudy couple of days in Basel, Switzerland, but that did not seem to keep away the crowds this morning who arrived bright and early, at 9:30 a.m., for the Champagne breakfast that opens the Art Basel … Read More


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Morning Links: Hidden Turner Painting Edition

Art collective Liberate Tate held a performance in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in response to the museum’s partnership with BP. [Hyperallergic]Jake and Dinos Chapman on the making of Hell, which featured 60,000 Nazi toy soldiers. [The Guardian] An art … Read More


Art Basel 2015
The Paris outfit High Art has a bounty of insane constructions by Max Hooper Schneider. This one pairs a wedding cake with leeches. Prospective buyers were told that they would need to feed the leeches about once every six months. If they should die, though, no matter: just buy fresh ones and drop them in.

A Look Around Liste

Liste, Basel’s fair for emerging galleries and artists, opened its 20th anniversary edition this morning in the rain, but that did not keep away the crowds, which came to see work from 79 galleries hailing from 31 countries. The quality is high and there … Read More


Art Basel 2015
Installation view, with ALZ/AZN, Maybe She's Born With It, and Lapidary Tea Slave, all works 2015.

Unforgettable: Anicka Yi at Kunsthalle Basel

For the past few years Anicka Yi has been making preternaturally original and intriguing sculptures that she conjures from materials like bacteria, snails, honey, and tempura-fried flowers. They can be variously inviting, silly, and monstrous (sometimes all those things at … Read More


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Art Basel: Then and Now

How does this year’s fair stack up against the first edition in 1970? Read More


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Michael Heizer's Levitated Mass (2012). 


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Morning Links: Michael Heizer Edition

Art Basel has announced the 74 artists who will contribute to its large-scale show, “Unlimited,” which runs in tandem to the fair and features large works that would not be able to fit in traditional gallery areas. Works by Kader Attia, David Shrigley, Ai … Read More


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Thompson's starting point, the New Museum.


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Morning Links: ‘Eventually they introduced me’ Edition

One Hyperallergic writer’s experience following Luke Willis Thompson out of the New Museum as part of his twice-daily performance piece Eventually they introduced me to the people I immediately recognised as those who would take me out anyway for the New … Read More


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Sun Tzu's The Art of War.


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Morning Links: The Art of War Edition

Jessica Hagy has illustrated Sun Tzu’s The Art of War using simple ink-on-index card drawings of Venn diagrams and x-y plots. [Harvard Business Review]Tejumola Olaniyan founded Africacartoons.com, the first continent-wide digital encyclopedia of political cartoons by African artists. [The Guardian]​Lana … Read More


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Adeline Ooi. TARA SOSROWARDOYO

Adeline Ooi Tapped as Director Asia for Art Basel

Just three and a half months ahead of Art Basel Hong Kong’s third edition, Adeline Ooi has been selected as its new Director Asia, Art Basel announced this morning. Ooi will now oversee the development of the Hong Kong fair, which … Read More


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Cute Overload?

Some say Hello Kitty, and others say bye bye. Read More