Yayoi Kusama, Self-Portrait, 2016
Art Basel 2016
June 16th – 19th
Art Basel is well underway. The art world’s 47th incarnation of its most prestigious fair, boasts over 280 booths from 33 countries and represented are over 4,000 artists. It is a huge global affair. Word is, that despite some poor economic indicators leading up to this 47th Art Basel event — particularly the disappointing New York spring auction results — and global economic and political uncertainties, overall sales are strong. Reportedly, there is a notable increase in active Asian collectors. For top collectors and connoisseurs, it remains the place to be.
And what a show! From an impossible number of stunning show highlights, here are several among the most popular:
— Jules Cavanaugh
- Paul McCarthy, ‘Tomato Head (Green)’, 1994, at Unlimited, Art Basel’s pioneering exhibition. Credit: Fabrice Coffinni/Getty
- Yayoi Kusama, Self-Portrait, 2016. Via Andrea Nguyen for Art Observed.
- Hans Op de Beeck, The Collector’s House, 2016. Courtesy of Marianne Boesky Gallery, Galleria Continua, and Galerie Krinzinger, Art Basel Unlimited, 2016.
- Kirstin Bartsch: Unstable Talismanic Rendering [Psychotrops] (with gratitude to master marbler Dirk Lange), 2014. Gavin Brown booth.
- El Anatsui (Ghanaian, Sculpture, b. 1944): Gli (Wall), 2010. Five hanging curtains of found aluminum and copper wire. Art Basel 2016, Basel, Switzerland. ‘Unlimited’ sector, represented by Jack Shaman Gallery, New York, NY, USA.
- Frank Stella, Damascus Gate (Stretch Variation I), 1970. Via Andrea Nguyen for Art Observed.
- Ai Weiwei, White House, 2015. Presented by Neugerriemschneider at Art Basel Unlimited, 2016. Photo by Benjamin Westoby for Artsy.
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