Author Archives: Blair Asbury Brooks

Art Basel 2011

Unlike last year’s quick stop in Basel, I was there for the whole fair trek this year: installation through the final gong (literally). Before arriving in Basel, I was in Paris, attending a symposium at the École des Beaux Arts on Franz Erhard Walther—one of our gallery’s artists.  Spending days focused on the breadth, history, [...]
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Art for a Cause

Thursday, 27 February from 6-8pm, Peter Freeman, Inc. opens a two-week benefit exhibition for the Shelter Foundation. Shelter raises awareness of the trafficking and sexual exploitation of women, and supports organizations delivering aid and education to women forced into prostitution, mainly in the Balkans.  Created in 2001 in Basel, Switzerland, by Alexander and Silke von [...]
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Art Basel (Part 1)

This was my first Basel fair.  I arrived in the afternoon of June 16th, so I missed the opening night and most of the first day.  By that first afternoon, sales were already strong.  The general mood among sales staffs seemed relaxed, thanks to sales, but also relieved about the future.  Things were not back [...]
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It’s nearly impossible to catch Brent Green in a calm moment these days.  When we sat down at the beginning of May, Brent had just opened an exhibition at the Andrew Edlin Gallery.  The night before, he’d performed at MoMA.  Two hours after our coffee, his first feature-length film, Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, would [...]
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