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In Basel, a Closed Museum Opens Other Doors

Installation view of ‘Future Present’ with Andy Warhol, Maja (Maja Sacher-Stehlin), 1980. Those visiting Art Basel this week are in luck: the city is rich with impressive museum shows. There’s an illuminating Frank Stella survey at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst... View Article



Picabia Alert #9: A Little Bounty at Basel

Francis Picabia, Untitled (Portrait de femme), ca. 1942, at Michael Werner Gallery. “Picabia Alert” takes note of shows that include work by the wily French artist Francis Picabia (1879–1953), aiming to sate Picabia appetites until a retrospective of the artist... View Article



Mysterious Geishas Grace Basel Preview

Geishas at Art Basel. Is there a better self-marketer than Takashi Murakami? The artist’s grandest gesture to date is probably his appearance—smiling and waving from his float, and wearing a flower costume—at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York... View Article








Morning Links: Ann Hirsch Edition

Screenshot from Ann Hirsch’s “Penis Envy” on hornylilfeminist.com. Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids has opened a $22 million eight-acre Japanese garden. [The Minneapolis Star-Tribune] The Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow has removed a video art... View Article