RECAP: THE BEST OF ART BASEL SWITZERLAND, 2013
Last week, art world illuminati descended on Switzerland for the most serious installment of the Art Basel trade show franchise in the town where it all started. Unlike the debauched winter party that is Art Basel Miami or the new money fishing hole of Art Basel Hong Kong, Art Basel Switzerland is a serious affair where the big boys go to land serious deals (over $2B in art was on display this year) and the hedonism is second to the business of cashing big art checks. This year's festival was no exception and the art was solid as ever in the main and attendant fairs as well as an assortment of public works on display throughout the city and in private art shows like KAWS' "Giswil" show of giant sculptures in the nearby city of the same name. Here's a recap of some of the week's best:
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