Today is the last day to get along to Art Basel Miami Beach. This Art Basel show presents premier artwork from across the globe. Over 250 of the world’s leading galleries participate, drawing over 50,000 visitors each year. Since 5 December the sandy beach of Miami has been overrun with the very best of emerging and established art. We pick out some of the best stands to see.
David Zwirner is a contemporary art gallery active in both the primary and secondary markets. Since opening its doors in 1993, it has been home to innovative, singular, and pioneering exhibitions across a variety of media and genres. On view at their booth will be a range of artists, including Adel Abdessemed, Francis Alÿs, Dan Flavin, Isa Genzken, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, Donald Judd, John McCracken, Raymond Pettibon, and Lisa Yuskavage. Carol Bove, who joined David Zwirner in 2011, will also present Flora’s Garden (2012), a large-scale work made of wood and steel at the fair’s public sector located outdoors at Collins Park.
Thomas Dane Gallery
The Thomas Dane Gallery, which opened in 2004 with an exhibition featuring the work of contemporary British artist Steve McQueen, will be represented by a selection of their renowned international contemporary artists who employ a wide range of media including sculpture, installation, painting, video, film and photography. The gallery has recently had exhibitions by artists such as Hurvin Anderson, Amy Sillman, Michael Landy and Paul Pfeiffer.
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
This year Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac showcases artists such as George Baselitz, James Rosenquist, Jack Pierson and Tony Cragg. The gallery’s central exhibit at the fair, Baselitz’s Louise Fuller (2013), is a monumental bronze sculpture which is a humorous parody of the eponymous skirt-dancer. This work is a synthesis of fetishistic African sculpture and the Expressionist tradition, typical in Baselitz’s work. The artist will also be represented with the female nude Oh, oh, ach (2010), a homage to Willem de Kooning and the free expression of American painting.
Hauser & Wirth
With locations in Zurich, London and New York, Hauser & Wirth – a gallery of contemporary and modern masters representing more than 50 established and emerging artists – will present works by Phyllida Barlow, Mark Bradford and Isa Genzken. Bradford’s Carta (details) (2013) will be on show and reflects the artist’s signature style of mixed-media collages using segments of usually discarded materials such as billboards, flyers, and graffitied stencils. The work marries his interests in modernist abstraction with the urban community from which he culls his materials and explores the relationship between high art and popular culture.
1. Dots Obsession installed as part of the 2000-2003 traveling solo exhibition Yayoi Kusama at Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France. Dots Obsession, 1998, Mixed media, Overall dimensions vary with each installation.
Posted on 8 December 2013