Tag Archives: Art Basel


Bret Easton Ellis is in the Salon Program at Art Basel Miami Beach

The list for the Conversations and Salon sectors of Art Basel Miami Beach was released today, and while there are plenty of scintillating panels on the docket, one will offer decidedly more than zero: a chat between the novelist Bret Easton Ellis … Read More

A still from Darren Bader's The Vagrant, 2015.

Here’s the Video That Darren Bader Showed at Art Basel This Year

A big thank you to the colleague who just noted in a Facebook post that the Darren Bader video that appeared in Art Basel’s Art Unlimited section in June is now available to watch online. The very funny and deeply weird 13-minute … Read More


How Are Art-Business Stocks Doing This Year?

The short answer to that question in the headline: not so well. The Skate’s Art Market Index (SASI), which tracks 16 publicly listed art companies (including Sotheby’s, Poly, and MCH Group, the owner of Art Basel), is off almost 15 percent … Read More

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Art Basel Hires Noah Horowitz, Armory Show Head, to Lead Miami Beach Fair

Today Art Basel announced that it has tapped Noah Horowitz, the director of the Armory Show fair in New York since 2011, to be its Director Americas, which will put him in charge of Art Basel’s annual December edition in Miami Beach, Florida. … Read More

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Samuel Leuenberger. ARTSTACK

Samuel Leuenberger Tapped as New Curator for Parcours Section of Art Basel

Art Basel has named independent Swiss curator Samuel Leuenberger as the curator of its Parcours section, which is devoted to site-specific works that engage with the city of Basel. Florence Derieux had previously held Leuenberger’s position for the past three … Read More

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Ugo Rondinone, the gracious, 2015, at Münsterplatz.

Out of the Convention Center and Into the City: In Basel’s Parcours Section

On Wednesday night, Art Basel’s Parcours section, which places artworks throughout a different part of the city every year, opened to the public. On Thursday afternoon, it rained steadily, as it did for much of the fair’s run, and most of … Read More


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

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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


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

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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