Works to Watch for at Art Basel in Miami Beach
Art Basel in Miami Beach offers more art than a collector can hope to absorb in a few days. The good news? There’s something for everybody. Here, Blouin Artinfo offers a short guide for collectors who know what they want.
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Best for: Collectors of contemporary blue chip artists
The gallery is showing Carroll Dunham’s colorful and arresting mixed media on canvas “Hers/Dirt/Three,” 2009, and Yoshitomo Nara’s “Blood, Sweat, Tears,” 2008. British artist Linder’s collage “An Unidentified Species,” 2007, will also be on view, as will Zhu Jinshi’s painting “I am Here Inviting Bach I,” 2013.
White Cube, London
Best for: The not easily shocked
The London gallery will be toting a 2013 gouache-and-embroidery-on-calico, “Floating,” by Tracey Emin. Also in the booth will be brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman’s installation “In Our Dreams We Have Seen Another World,” 2013 — a rare treat, since the Chapmans seldom show in the United States.
Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo
Best for: Collectors of Latin American up-and-comers
Brazilian artist Erika Verzutti, who is currently participating in the Carnegie International and the Bienal do Mercosul in Porto Alegre, Brazil, will be highlighted here. The gallery will also bring work by Janaina Tschäpe, Los Carpinteros, the graffiti and street art duo Os Gêmeos, and multimedia artist Iran do Espírito Santo.
Pace Gallery, New York
Best for: Collectors of modern masters
Pace presents a new mirror sculpture by Fred Wilson, a bronze relief by Kiki Smith entitled “Mine,” 2012, and the rare “Rinzen núm. 2,” 1993, by Antoni Tàpies. Also being sprung from the crates: multiple works by Kenneth Noland and Richard Pousette-Dart, both of whose estates Pace now represents.
Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin and Leipzig
Best for: Painting aficionados
Gallery founder Gerd Harry Lybke chose to bring works by the German artist Uwe Kowski and by Melora Kuhn, “our discovery in the U.S.A.,” Lybke says. “We discovered her and are happy to show the Americans what we discovered in America.”
McCaffrey Fine Art, New York
Best for: Collectors of artists’ artists
Dealer Fergus McCaffrey offers works by the Scots-Irish painter William Scott. These include “Green Beans on a White Plate,” 1977/78, and “Forms Domestic,” 1976. McCaffrey will also be showing an untitled 1966 work by Sigmar Polke (MoMA will have a retrospective of his work in April), and Birgit Jurgenssen’s “Eiserne Jungfrau/Iron Maden,” 1976, a work on paper.