June 18, 2007 - Artforum - SCENE & HERD IN BASEL AND AT DOCUMENTA
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June 18, 2007

SCENE & HERD IN BASEL AND AT DOCUMENTA

Left: Collector Michael Ovitz with dealer Barbara Gladstone. (Photo: David Velasco) Center: Yves Saint Laurent creative director Stefano Pilati. (Photo: Ryan McNamara) Right: Artist Scott Treleaven, Danese Gallerys Daniel Schmidt, the Royal Academys Norman Rosenthal, and artist Terence Koh. (Photo: Ryan McNamara)

SCENE & HERD IN BASEL AND AT DOCUMENTA

06.18–NICOLAS TREMBLEY AROUND BASEL

“The bar at the Kunsthalle Basel resembles the waning moments of Le Palace or Studio 54 in the ’80s–though with a properly Swiss air, of course. Everyone was there. Whether rich or poor, beautiful or ugly, thin or plump, artists and dealers from each of the fairs convened to mix and barter with liaisons from other worlds, including fashion (Yves Saint Laurent’s Stefano Pilati seemed to be everywhere) and architecture (represented by the eminent Jean Nouvel).”
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06.14–SARAH THORNTON ON ART BASEL 38

“‘There is north, south, east, and Barbara,’ said one collector as we entered the Restaurant Stucki Bruderholz for a dinner hosted by Barbara Gladstone and Sadie Coles. Every conversation led back to the market. “Im feeling bearish. Ive only spent two million dollars since January,” said a gent who has been collecting for fifty years.”
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COMING NEXT: David Velasco on Documenta 12.

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