Did you just find yourself asking, “What the feck is Art Basel?” If so, I’m going to tell you, but let me start by saying it’s not the middle name of one half of the band Simon and Garfunkel. And it’s not some new hydroponically grown herb from Oregon - although that could make the experience all that more enlightening.
Art Basel (pronounced BAH-ZIL) is actually a kick-ass Modern and contemporary art show held annually in Basel, Switzerland (oh, ok!), Hong Kong and Miami Beach, Florida. For 44 years the show has taken the world stage to exhibit famous works, support galleries and nurture emerging artists. The 2014 exhibition wrapped in Miami Beach last week. Did I mention it’s tooootally kick-ass?
Here’s a peek at some of works that were displayed throughout the year: