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Issue 2, Wednesday, 16 June 2010  | Download this issue

Art Basel's most wanted: Established artists

Collectors vied for works with proven track records and critical validation

News and analysis

Design Miami Basel: Dealers put safety first

But there were still surprises on show and sales were solid

Young collector plans social space in Paris

Following five years of contemporary art acquisition, French collector Steve Rosenblum and his wife Chiara are opening “the anti-white cube” this autumn

Saving Arco: Fair director sets out rescue plan

"The most important thing right now is to build up trust," says new head Carlos Urroz

Also in this issue

Independent set for New York return in 2011

The fair will return to the former Dia building in Chelsea


Italian Futurism 1909-44: Reconstructing the Universe

The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism in the US opens at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum this month. “We’ve been wanting to do this show longer than I’ve worked here, and I’ve worked here for 20 years,” says Vivien Greene, the...
Gauguin: Metamorphoses 2014 Whitney Biennial Lygia Clark: the Abandonment of Art, 1948-88 When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South Oscar Murillo Glenn Brown Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010

Taking the art fair to task

The American artist Eric Fischl has something to say about art fairs. The painter’s first show at the Victoria Miro gallery (“Art Fair Paintings,” until 19 December) “takes as its subject the contemporary art market”, according to the gallery, and features images of people walking around fairs, sometimes looking at the art, sometimes at each other, and other times at their phones. In this clip, Fischl discusses his interest in figurative painting. (And don’t miss our interview with the artist about his art fair paintings.)

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