Basel, Day 2

pastriesWe 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.

lightBasel 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.

greenGreen people that were very apocalyptic by Kim Simonsson.

furnitureVery smart architect/furniture designer.  The LED screen changed constantly showing different environments for the furniture.  Jonathan Gonzalez.

vaseBeautiful ceramics by Adam Silverman.

deananddelucaDean and Deluca oversaw the food there.  Best food I have seen at the fair.

schnabelHere 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.

robertlongoAm a huge lover of Robert Longo.  This is a charcoal.

derrickadamsDerrick Adams at one gallery.

morederreckdamsDerrick Adams in another gallery.

bballAleksandra Domanv

joselermaJose Lerma.

getrealjackpiersonJack Pierson.  We have started to know the galleries that we like…a pure education.

bballpaintingAfter 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.


twocolor-faceTwo colored face.

owlCeramic owl.

byblosWe 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.

sunlunOn 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.

printmakingThe work was around classic printmaking.

Went home and hit the pillow hard.



Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    Yowsa! Thanks!I love classic print making. For a tech guy building the future my walls are full of lithographs, and silkscreens and large French press graphics.Enjoy!

  2. Tracey Jackson

    Thanks for these. Now I got to see some of it and I didn’t have to be there….Good selection.

  3. Jeremy Robinson

    Thanks for these images. Appreciate your sharing for folks like me unable to be there. Especially liked the Get Real piece.

  4. LE

    Totally jealous. My wife insisted on cancelling our trip to Miami Beach because of Zika fears.

  5. Kirsten Lambertsen

    Always love your art posts 🙂

  6. AMT Editorial Staff

    The charcoal was my favorite. We recently purchased our first “real piece of art.” And I love love love it. It’s a big piece. 96×36. Anna Pales is the artist. Gruen Galleries in Chicago. Thought you may like to peek:… 🙂

    1. Gotham Gal

      BeautifulHaving art around you changes the environment