Basel, Day 2
We went hard today. Our heads are spinning with art. We began the day at Rosetta Bakery some baked goods. We were not the only ones who had that idea as there was a line out the door. After breakfast we started at the main event, Art Basel Miami, that takes place in the convention center. The place was packed. What you see at this show is the leading contemporary and modern art galleries under one roof.
Basel did not open until noon so we hit up Design Miami first. Design Miami sits next door to Art Basel Miami as the perfect companion as the premier venue for carrying objects such as furniture, lighting, jewelry and some sculpture. My highlights. A lamp.
Green people that were very apocalyptic by Kim Simonsson.
Very smart architect/furniture designer. The LED screen changed constantly showing different environments for the furniture. Jonathan Gonzalez.
Beautiful ceramics by Adam Silverman.
Dean and Deluca oversaw the food there. Best food I have seen at the fair.
Here are some of my faves at Basel although the art changes daily and it is truly hard to capture it all. Julian Schnabel at Pace.
Am a huge lover of Robert Longo. This is a charcoal.
Derrick Adams at one gallery.
Derrick Adams in another gallery.
Jack Pierson. We have started to know the galleries that we like…a pure education.
After literally over 3 hours walking the show we made our way over to NADA, one of the satellite shows. NADA is much smaller and all about emerging artists. These were my highlights there. This basketball painting.
Two colored face.
We went back to the hotel for a quick shower and then back out to the world. Had drinks at our friends place and then out to Byblos for dinner.
On the way back home we stopped in this installation for Sun Xun’s work. This is a collaboration with multiple galleries including Sean Kelly, Eduard Malingue and Shangart.
The work was around classic printmaking.
Went home and hit the pillow hard.