After five days, Marshall N. Price, , Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, continues to cover a lot of ground at Art Basel Miami Beach.
From the main fair, he writes:
“Ed Burtynsky blurs the lines between art and documentary photography and there is often a eco-political dimension to his work. And yes there is also modern art at the fair. John Ferren was an important american modernist painter living in Paris in the 1930s. He was friends with Kandinsky and helped Picasso stretch the canvas for guernica. Here is a rare and beautiful work from that period.”
TOP: Edward Burtynsky, Rice Terraces #4, Western Yunnan Province, China, 2012. Chromogenic color print, 48 x 64 inches. Printed 2014. Mounted. Signed in ink on archival label affixed to mount verso. © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, and Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York / Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto.
ABOVE: John Ferren, Grey Scale Composition, 1937. Oil on canvas. Hirschl & Adler Modern.
Marshall also hand-picked these intriguing photos at the NADA fair:
ABOVE: Joanne Greenbaum, Untitled, 2004. Oil, acrylic and ink on canvas.
ABOVE: Karl Wirsum
ABOVE: Pae White