A quick post from Switzerland (where Blogger is in German)! The past few days have been jam packed, full of art and lots of amazing sights. Art Basel is intense ~ there is just so much to see. Unfortunately, I can't seem to upload any images from this computer. So, words will have to suffice and photos will come later (I have been taking lots). I must say that there is a lot of bad art, but also many wonderful, beautiful things, that I would love to bring home ~ gorgeous Agnes Martin pieces everywhere; a really lovely Paul Klee watercolor; August Sander photographs; and much, much more. There are also some new discoveries which I will share when I have time to put in some links.
I had a chance to the Edvard Munch show at Fondation Beyeler, which was very, very interesting. Paintings, prints, and photographs ~ Munch has a new fan!
Basel itself is lots of fun. Typically Swiss and so lovely and efficient. The public transportation is free, and it is easy to just hop on a tram and get where you need to go. The food is yummy ~ very pure flavors and fresh ingredients. The people are amazing and smart and so very stylish. The people-watching is fantastic as everyone is so effortlessly elegant ~ and creative too. I read this evening that Basel was historically a center for paper making and book binding, so it stands to reason that it is today such a rich cultural center. Ah, well, enough for now...
Goodnight from Basel.
(UPDATE 6.24.07: I added in an image from the fair, courtesy MCH Swiss Exhibition, Basel/Zurich, AG)