Hello! And welcome to my Art Basel Recap!
Thursday I started off by going to the Pulse Art Fair Opening.
I went to see Jen Stark, my new room mate’s work, at LMAK Projects NYC.
She had made a large black pedestal that had a paper sculpture inside with a mirror at the bottom to create this infinite trippy hole.
She also had a large pastel wooden sculpture.
Next I saw these fabric, thread, paint and hair pieces by Gina Phillips at Jonathan Ferrarra Gallery in New Orleans.
Tracey Snelling was showing at Rena Branston Gallery
These fluoroscent light pieces were showing at Blythe Projects.
The artist is James Clar and the title is “Lover’s Quarrel”.
Next I went over to NADA.
Andrew Rafacz was showing John Opera.
And Country Club Gallery was showing Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe.
I saw these drawings at Canada NYC by Joanna Malinowska.
and this painting by Michael Williams.
Jim Drain had this piece at Locust Projects.
I enjoyed these sandstone sculptures by Stefan Rinck at Sorry We’re Closed Gallery.
Here is a digital piece by Albert Oehlen from 1996 courtesy Corbett VS. Dempsey Gallery.
John Sparagana at Corbett Vs. Dempsey
Black Klan by Dean Drever made of stacks of paper and shoe dye.
Oh look! It’s Siebren Versteeg! I’ll show you pictures of his work later, when I visit Scope.
Siebren is involved with a project space, Regina Rex, and they were showing this work by Sue Havens and Jamisen Ogg.
Unfortunately I was rushed through the end of NADA and took only a couple pictures of the Hole.
Here are some Friends With You pieces.
And I liked this guy’s outfit, so I had to take his pic. Doesn’t he look fabulous?
Here is a pic of the gallery across from The Hole, Schmidt & Handrup.
Then we went to Friends With You’s art opening at their store.
Friends With You – Inner Space, the Secrets of the Unknown.
Hmm, this reminds me of me.
Hello Kitty and Friends With You!
Nick and Todd from ACRE were there! Yay!
Vicky and Jen love me!
I had so much fun. I went to sleep laughing that night and woke up with a smile on my face.
Friday we went to Scope Art Fair.
Jen Stark was showing with Maya Hayuk at Cooper Cole gallery.
A wooden pedestal with a paper sculpture and a light that changes color in the bottom.
A wooden sculpture with a hand-drawn kaleidoscope pattern.
and a beautiuful paper sculpture.
Banksy had a piece at Andipa Gallery
Kevin Berlin was showing paintings at Kasia Kay Gallery.
I also enjoyed this faux digital paintings by Sehan Kim at KimJaeSun Gallery.
As promised I have pictures from Meulensteen Gallery, who had some works by Siebren Versteeg.
Patrick Hughes was showing at Waterhouse and Dodd.
I am a sucker for his perspective pieces.
They also had this Wallflower No.5 piece by Norman Mooney.
Outside, I got to meet Maya Hayuk.
Jen was playing this lovely piano Maya decorated.
Here are Jen’s gallerists and my new friends, Jude and Simon, from Cooper Cole gallery.
What a couple of nice, grown-ass men.
Across the street at Art Miami, there were these awesome Chuck Close woodcuts in 47 colors.
The same booth also had really nice Keith Haring and Ryan McGinness prints.
Rudolf Budja Gallery had a nice silver gelatin print by Dieter Blum.
C. Grimaldis Gallery had many nice infinity pieces by Chul Hyun Ahn.
This was the only one I could get a good picture of – “Tunnel IV”.
Next we were off to Alvaro Ilizarbe’s (my other new room mate’s) opening at Shoe Gallery.
Alvaro’s drawing skills had lead him to be asked to design LeBron James’ official Nike!
Katz bros kissing Fifi.
Inah won 1 of 2 wooden boxes designed by Alvaro!
Saturday morning Jen had an open studio for Art Basel collectors.
One of the stray dogs at the studio had puppies, so I forgot to take pictures of the studio!
But here are pictures of the puppies.
Afterward, I went to the De La Cruz collection with Chris Meerdo.
We saw many amazing works.
Justin Long and Meatball had a performance where they shot 2×4′s at pieces of plywood with silhouettes painted on them.
Nowhere Blossoms 2010
Silkscreen ink on canvas
Oil and enamel on canvas
works by Ana Mendieta
sculpture by Jim Drain
Then I swam in the ocean and jumped in a hot tub.
And ran off to see Astro Space Party as part of the Verge Art Fair.
ASTROMANCER JR. By Xina Xurner and Pooper (that’s me!).
The projection was off the roof of the Verge Art Fair onto the building next door.
Sunday morning we got up early and went to Jen Stark’s brunch at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art.
Here she is in front of her mural.
Then in the last few hours of Art Basel, we went to the Convention Center to take in a few more masterpieces.
In a daze of art and champagne, I was mostly attracted to this booth that featured works by Yayoi Kusama.
Stopping to rest in the Video Lounge, I watched Peiote by Cao Guimaraes,
then I saw Christina Lucas’ La Liberte Raisonnee,
and Ryan McGinley’s Entrance Romance (it felt like a kiss),
and Marilyn Minter’s I’m not much, but I’m all I think about.
I wish I had seen all of the program. What I did see was excellent.
Well, over and out. There aren’t too many party pics this year. I stayed up late Skyping with Chicago buddies every night and then slept 3 hours and then I would have to be at an art brunch at 9am.