Art Basel 43—Art Unlimited

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A who’s who of collectors, museum curators, artists and critics has arrived in Switzerland for Art Basel, the world’s biggest and most prestigious fair for modern and contemporary art, which runs throughout the week.
- Art Basel 2012: the future’s orange, says The Telegraph.

Yes, it’s really happened: the best museums aren’t museums anymore. Skyrocketing values, eager buyers, and the plethora of international art fairs have boosted competition among galleries to find – and offer – the very best works available, by the most desired artists, and to sell them as quickly as they can.
- Forbes – Art Fairs As The New Museums: Here’s What’s On View At Art Basel 2012

A look at the expansion of one of the art world’s top brands at the Financial Times – Tomorrow, the world …

Image above – Timeless: ‘The Clock Clock White’ by Humans Since 1982, at Design Miami/Basel

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Video Concept: Art Basel, Müller+Hess
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Art Basel 43—Art Unlimited

On the opening day of Art Unlimited, The Art Newspaper spoke to artists and gallerists about the challenges of showings—and selling—large-scale, experimental art.

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Richard Phillips: First Point

Premiering June 11 as part of Art Unlimited at Art Basel 2012, pop artist Richard Phillips’ short film entitled First Point featuring Lindsay Lohan. Richard Phillips has been exploring the production of film and photographic media as a means of expanding beyond the appropriation strategies that have defined his work in the past by painting unique portraits from his own films which he stages and shoots himself. He completed his first two films, Lindsay Lohanand Sasha Grey, in the spring of 2011 for the Commercial Break film project presented concurrently to the Venice Biennale. First Point–Phillips’ third film—is a collaboration between the artist, Lindsay Lohan, and the legendary surf filmmaker Taylor Steele. The film visits two locations: a private beach surf compound and Malibu’s iconic Surfrider Beach, accessible to the public, which boasts some of California’s most perfect waves. First Point presents a postmodern take on the surf film genre through an abstract framework of imagery in which the actress engages in cinema performance tropes inspired by contemporary film noir. Presented by Gagosian Gallery, First Point will premier as part of Art Basel’s Art Unlimited which will see its invitation only, VIP release today and a public opening on June 14 until June 17.