What I love about Art Basel is the dialogue between the ground floor and the first floor, between the so called modern floor and the contemporary. I usually spend a lot of time walking the ground floor, discovering delicate works on paper by Hans Bellmer or Egon Schiele, among the more grandiose presentations by blue-chip galleries. I selected works spanning the 1930s to today that are a constant inspiration for what I do and that look at the human figure in its many variations.
Otto Dix, Portrait of the Singer Frau Stüntzner, 1932, at Galerie St. Etienne
Jay DeFeo, Lotus Eater No. 1, 1974, at Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Kathryn Andrews, Real Fig, 2014, at David Kordansky Gallery
Kiki Kogelnik, Dynamite Darling, 1972, at Johann König
Jorinde Voigt, Intensivierung der Kommunikation unter weitgehendem Verzicht auf Kommunikation,Niklas Luhmann, Liebe als Passion V, 2013, at Galerie Klüser
Anna Betbeze, Woods, 2014, at Kate Werble Gallery
Betty Tompkins, Kiss Painting #6, 2013, at Galerie Rodolphe Janssen
Thomas Zipp, A.B.: Dream of July, 2014, at Alison Jacques Gallery
Alice Channer, Tzunami, 2013, at The Approach
Hans Bellmer, La cruche cassée, circa. 1935, Galerie 1900-2000
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