Art Basel in Switzerland runs from June 14-17, 2012. A photo diary detailing my adventures in the days leading up to the international art show is below. You can see Day One here. Warning: Some images contain nudity.
Back to the Dreispitzhalle
Day 2 of the install begins
Our neighbors across the hall, Widimer and Theodoridis, Zurich, Switzerland
I find out that gorgeous dog from yesterday belongs to Jordanis Theodoridis of Widimer and Theodoridis - her name is Prada
Luis de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles
Almost done with our booth.
The director of the VOLTA fair, Amanda Coulson, stops in to say hello to Prada with baby
Christopher Michlig, Plastic Space, Concrete Space.
Robert Knoke and Oliver Czarnetta at Teapot gallery, Cologne
Valle Orti Gallery, Valenica, Spain
Swiss Sandwiches for lunch
Louise Hindsgvail and Ida Kvetny@ Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Czech Gallery, Vernon Projekt shows a kinetic sculpture of Prague Town Hall
Heino Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.
One of my favorite booths at the fair, Lawrie Shabibi from Dubai presents a dialog between artists Shahpour Pouyan and Marwan Sahmarani.
Back to check in on Teapot gallery to see the progress - now there is neon noose.
Niels Sievers at Kudlek Van der Grinten.
Back at our booth, "Transitional" coffee table .
Jordi Alcaraz at Stefan Ropke.
On our way out the door, Kristof Kintera at Jiri Svetska.
Quick dinner at Lilly's Stomach Supply where we spot some familiar art world faces.
Knitted art installation on Wettsteinbrucke which leads to the Kunsthalle.
Knitting on the Rhein
First collectors arrving at Volta at 10 am
Our neighbors, Widimer and Theodoridis
Amanda Coulson stops with a friend's baby in tow
Our booth from Steve Turner Contemporary
Gereon Krebber stops in to say hello. He showed with Marine last year and is exhibiting with Galerie Christian Lethert
Our LA friends, Luis de Jesus gallery
Steve Turner and Knight Landesman of Artforum
Eb and Flow gallery, London
Volta press manager Brian Fee and jewelery designer Nana Fink
Basel based jewelry designer Nana Fink
Sheila Pepe and Franklin Evans at Sue Scott, New York
An associate from HilgerBROTKunsthall
Late afternoon down time
Followed by prosecco time
One of the preferred methods of transport in Basel
Liste is housed in a charming old brewery
Sausages for dinner at the Liste Vernissage
Peter Mays of Los Angeles Art Association straight of the plane to Liste opening.
Collectors at Liste
Andreiana Mihail gallery, Bucharest at Liste
Lisa Overduin of Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles at Liste
Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul
Circus gallery, Berlin. - love this piece
Chris Cornish at Schleicher/Lange
Restaurant at Liste
It's a long way up to the bar in the brewery where Liste is housed, but it is worth the hike!
The views of Basel are breathtaking
Amy Winehouse on Vinyl and cigarettes for 50 Swiss cents
Best way to end a long day
First preview day of Art Basel
The rain did not deter the hordes of collectors lining up at 11 am
Raphael Suter from the Basler Zeitung
Designer Charles De Lisle
Mannequin sculpture in front of a Gilbert and George at Napoli gallery, Alfonso Artiaco
l always love Louise Bourgeois
"I write and make sculpture to be loved for what I am this is a lost cause"
Daniele Puppi at Magazzino gallery, Rome - he also had a great audio installation called "Pzzzz" that consisted of that sassy sound people make when surreptitously calling you.
The lovely Sarah Watson of L & M Arts, Los Angeles next to a stunning Frank Stella
Detail of a Roni Horn, also at Hauser and Wirth
Rosmarie Trockel at Spruth Magers
Picasso at Gagosian
Larry Gagosian (still) working it
Oh look it's that cow again
Sara Fitzmaurice of Fitz & CO in front of Philip Taffe at Thomas Amman Gallery
Wangechi Mutu at Victoria Miro
"Imponderabilia", Marina Abramovic, first performed in 1972 at Sean Kelly gallery
Yes, I walked through them to get to the other side
I saw jackets in every possible color
Rashid Johnson at David Kordansky Gallery
David Kordansky next to an Aaron Curry in his booth
Giorgio Griffa and Geoffrey Farmer
Gronlen Nisunen at Galerie Anhava drew a constant crowd of mesmerized spectators and the sound of the metallic balls rolling back and forth reverberated around the surronding booths like a train passing over the roof
Hallway to the bathroom
The rain cleared and people started to sit outside
303 Gallery, New York
Karen Klimnik at 303
Calder at Fondation Beyeler
Lehmann Maupin appeared to be the only gallery employing the new barcode technology on it's wall labels. For scannable art, check out paper links!
Tracey Emin at Lehmann Maupin
Yinka Shonibare MBE at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
David Zwirner Gallery
Matt Wedel at LA Louver, Venice, CA.
Peter Goulds (on right)
Thomas Hirschhorn and Marcus Steinweg
Ricci Albenda at Andrew Kreps
Dave Muller at The Approach, London
Claressinka Anderson is the owner of Marine Contemporary and Marine Art Salon and is exhibiting at VOLTA 8 in Basel.