White Cube

Bullets over Basel: Loud noise resembling gunfire alarms dealers

Criminal activity was ruled out when the sound was found to be the result of something being accidentally knocked over

An almighty bang sent White Cube honcho Jay Jopling into a spin yesterday at Art Basel. The London dealer was seen running around a corner in the fair, hollering: “Has someone been shot?” But panic not Jay, no gun shots were fired. The mysterious smash apparently came from an object crashing to the ground at a nearby gallery on the first floor of Hall 2. Accidents will happen.

Appeared in Art Basel in Basel, June 2009