Art Basel 2021

An extended selection of highlights from the fair.

Martine Gutierrez, Masking, Watermelon Mask, p57 from Indigenous Woman, 2018
chromogenic print, 20-5/8 x 16-5/8 inches (framed) [52.4 x 42.2 cm]

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to return to Art Basel with work by Diane Arbus, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Sophie Calle, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin, Katy Grannan, Martine Gutierrez, Peter Hujar, Richard Learoyd, Christian Marclay, Wardell Milan, Richard Misrach, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Carrie Mae Weems and others.

Hall 2, Booth A12
Messe Basel

Explore an extended selection of the works below.

Diane Arbus, The king and queen of a senior citizens’ dance, N.Y.C. 1970, 1970
gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 inches (sheet) [50.8 x 40.6 cm]
Hiroshi Sugimoto, North Pacific Ocean, Ohkurosaki, 2013
gelatin silver print, 60 x 71-5/8 inches (framed) [152.4 x 181.9 cm]

Jeffrey Fraenkel on Hiroshi Sugimoto's Seascapes
Duration: 01:16 | Release Date: Sep 2021
Katy Grannan, Isabelle, Paris. June 2021, 2021
pigment print, 33-5/8 x 57-5/8 inches (framed) [85.4 x 95.6 cm]

Katy Grannan photographed French actress Isabelle Huppert for a recent Balenciaga campaign.

Bernd & Hilla Becher, Industrial Facades, 1974-1985
six gelatin silver prints, 18 x 22 inches (each framed) [45.7 x 55.9 cm]

This typology was included in On the Art of Fixing a Shadow, the landmark exhibition at the National Gallery in 1989 marking the 150th anniversary of photography’s invention.

Martine Gutierrez, Neo-Indeo, Trade in your quiché skirts, 2018
chromogenic print, 54-7/8 x 46-7/8 inches (framed) [147 x 119 cm]
Martine Gutierrez, Neo-Indeo, Mam Going Bananas, 2018
chromogenic print, 54-7/8 x 36-7/8 inches (framed) [139.4 x 93.7 cm]

Martine Gutierrez is an artist, performer, and musician who produces elaborate narrative scenes that employ pop culture tropes in order to explore personal and collective identity in terms of race, gender, class, indigeneity, and culture. For Indigenous Woman, a 124-page magazine, Gutierrez produced every element, from fashion spreads and ads to an editor’s letter. Gutierrez uses herself as a model in the magazine’s glossy, seductive imagery, and has described the project as a celebration of “ever-evolving self-image.”

Daphne Palmer on Martine Gutierrez
Duration: 02:38 | Release Date: Sep 2021
Carrie Mae Weems, Blue Notes (Basquiat): Who’s Who or a Pair of Aces #1, 2014
archival inkjet print with silkscreened color block, 39 x 31 inches (framed) [99.1 x 78.7 cm]

In Carrie Mae Weems’s Blue Notes series, grainy blue portraits of Black pop culture figures and artists are hidden by blocks of solid color.

Explore our current show, Carrie Mae Weems: WITNESS here.

Jeffrey Fraenkel on Peter Hujar and Nan Goldin
Duration: 01:18 | Release Date: Sep 2021
Peter Hujar, Self-Portrait Standing, 1980 / printed later
pigment print, 20 x 16 inches (sheet) [50.8 x 40.6 cm]
Nan Goldin, In my hall, Berlin, 2013
pigment print, 38-1/4 x 25-7/8 inches (framed) [97.2 x 65.2 cm]
Richard Learoyd, Three part floral, 2020
three unique Ilfochrome photographs, 36-3/8 x 36-5/8 inches (center work, framed) [93.0 x 93.0 cm], 43-7/8 x 36-5/8 inches (outer works, framed) [111.4 x 93.0 cm]

Frish Brandt on Richard Learoyd's poppies
Duration: 01:14 | Release Date: Sep 2021
Wardell Milan, One spring afternoon in 2019. 5 women who could engage your imagination., 2021
color pencil, china marker, acrylic, oil pastel, spray paint, cut and pasted paper on inkjet print, 44-1/4 x 61-1/4 inches (framed) [112.4 x 155.6 cm]

Wardell Milan works in mixed media, combining elements of photography, drawing, painting, and collage. Themes of freedom of expression and safe spaces are often at the forefront of his works, especially as they apply to the marginalized body.

Richard Misrach, State of the Union, February 11, 10:13 am, 2020, 2020
pigment print, 60-1/2 x 80-1/2 inches (framed) [154 x 205 cm]
Christian Marclay, Hot August Night, 1991
record album covers stitched with thread, 26-1/4 x 17 inches (framed) [66.7 x 43.2 cm]
Christian Marclay, Untitled, 1993
multiple exposure photocopy on paper, 26-1/2 x 19-1/2 inches (framed) [67.3 x 49.5 cm]
Sophie Calle, Shiner, 2020
pigment print mounted on aluminum, in wooden box, 14-1/4 x 9-1/4 x 3-3/4 inches (overall) [36.2 x 23.5 x 9.5 cm], edition of 5 in English & 5 in French

Since the early 1960s, Lee Friedlander has focused on the signs that inscribe the American landscape, from hand-lettered ads to storefront windows to massive billboards. Depicting these texts with precision and sly humor, Friedlander’s approach to America transcribes a sort of found poetry of commerce and desire.

Lee Friedlander, Stanzel, Iowa, 1961
gelatin silver print, 16 x 20 inches (sheet) [40.64 x 50.8 cm]

Visit our booth at Art Basel, Hall 2, Booth A12.

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