ART BASEL BOOTHS 2017: part 1

    The prestigious, eclectic, youth-vibe Art Basel Miami Beach show (December 7th-10th 2017) brought together a curated selection of master and emerging contemporary artists and galleries from around the globe, presenting one of the most anticipated and #insta worthy art shows this year. The Fine Print’s Instagram was on fire with Art Basel installations this week, and here we present a selection of what we believe to have been the best booths at the show.

By Cassandra D’Amico-Mazza

Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder

Located in the heart of Vienna since the 1920s, the renowned Gallery nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder exhibited a painting series from Alice Attie, sculptures from Michal Budny, and glass works from Karin Sander, amongst other works from mixed media to photography.

Art by Michal Budny

Hans Mayer Gallery

Prominent since the 1960s, the Hans Mayer Gallery has a long history of exhibiting big names in the contemporary art scene. From Andy Warhol, Nam June Paik, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, and Tom Wesselmann, to younger generation artists such as Basquiat and Keith Haring, this gallery has made a name for itself by being on the forefront of contemporary art in Europe. Hans Mayer Gallery showed an impressive array of photography works by Bill Beckley, Jurgen Klauke, and Elaine Sturtevant alongside works by Keith Haring and Robert Longo, forming an impressive collection and eclectic mix of contemporary works.

Art by Bill Beckley, Jesus Rafael Soto and Strutevant

Marianne Boesky Gallery

Since its inception the Marianne Boesky Gallery has been on a mission to represent and support the work of emerging and mid-career artists from all over the world and in all mediums. Bringing an eclectic mix of art and artists the Marianne Boesky Gallery had everything from the newest works from mixed media artist Maria Lai to the latest work from art giant Frank Stella.

Art by Sanford Biggers and Hans Op De Beeck

Sean Kelly Gallery

Since 1991, the Sean Kelly Gallery has been a space for New Yorkers to experience diverse and unconventional exhibits. Twenty-six years later, Sean Kelly Gallery continues to set the bar high by mounting increasingly museum quality exhibits. For Art Basel Miami, the gallery showcased photographs by Marina Abramovic, such as her Portrait with Golden Mask (2009), as well as photographic works by James Casebere, Julian Charrière, and Jose Davila.

Art below by Antony Gromley and Hugo McCloud

Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery

Founded by Lucy Mitchell-Innes and David Nash, the previous directors of the Contemporary and Impressionist and Modern Art division of Sotheby’s, the Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery places contemporary artists in historical dialogue with modern artists. Bringing works on paper by Monica Bonvicini and Karl Haendel, paintings by Mary Kelly and Chris Johanson, as well as sculptures by Jessica Stockholder, the Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery focuses on its Contemporary artists that are reminiscent of Modern aesthetics and techniques.

Art by Monica Bomvicini and Anthony Caro

Carolina Nitsch Gallery

Specializing in prints, photographs, and drawings, the Carolina Nitsch Gallery encourages their artists to go beyond the limits of traditional print making, book making, photography, and installation. The Carolina Nitsch Gallery had an extremely large collection of works by Louise Bourgeois, including her installations and works on paper,  as well as works by Cindy Sherman, Mike Kelley, and Donald Judd.

Art by Louise Bourgeois

Pace/MacGill Gallery

Dealing exclusively in contemporary photography the Pace/MacGill Gallery has contributed to the growth of art photography and has shaped the careers of many emerging photographers since its founding in 1983. The Pace/MacGill Gallery showed works by Kiki Smith and Viviane Sassen, as well as seasoned photographer Peter Hujar.

Art by Robert Frank

Esther Schipper Gallery

Known especially for exhibiting conceptual time-based projects, the Esther Schipper Gallery does not shy away from artists or pieces that provoke and challenge. Including an eclectic array of pieces from AA Bronson, Stefan Bertalan, and Philippe Parreno, the Esther Schipper Gallery presented artists who work with mixture of practices, mediums, and concepts.

Art by Tomás Saraceno and AA Bronson

Lehmann Maupin Gallery

The works at the booth for the Lehmann Maupin Gallery investigated the very nature of painting. While some would classify these works as closer to mixed media or conceptual pieces, the works presented from this gallery involve paintings with added materials in order to question the composition and parameters that a painter works within, and represent artists that challenge forms of visual expression.

Art by Angel Otero

Perrotin Gallery

With its seven locations around the world the Perrotin Gallery consistently dedicates itself  to the discovery and introduction of new and emerging artists. Perrotin is at the cutting edge of contemporary art. Exhibiting new sculptures by Elmgreen and Dragset as well as Double Collier Emeraude (2013) from Jean-Michel Othoniel, Perrotin Gallery continues its mandate of exhibiting, nurturing, and introducing contemporary artists to the global market.

Art by Jean-Michel Othoniel

All images from artsy.net, courtesy of the galleries

Directed by Estelle Gervais

Edited by Jennifer Mancini