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06.20.11

Best of Art Basel

A bash for Christian Marclay, Pilvi Takala’s thoughtful videos, and Erik van Lieshout laughs at consumption.

The gigantic art fair in Switzerland is wrapped up, but relive the highlights here:

Meet the Artist Who Is Too Thoughtful
Finnish artist Pilvi Takala does nothing but think, and her video shows how that worries the people around her.

Mall Culture in an Art Mall
Erik van Lieshout pokes at consumption, at an art fair all about it.

Music that Silenced the Giants of the Art World
In Basel, Christian Marclay's musical art got a room full of big wigs to zip it.

A Bash for Marclay
Buyers and collectors including Will Ferrell and Larry Gagosian celebrate a rebound in the high-end market as Wendi Murdoch, Dasha Zhukova, Tina Brown and Credit Suisse throw a dinner for Christian Marclay.

Crushing Crowds at Basel
At the world's biggest art fair, splash gets rewarded, while a few artists reject it.

View a full archive by visiting Blake Gopnik’s Daily Pic.