I’ll be attending the Art Basel press preview this morning and reporting later in the day, but in the mean time, a few initial observations the first being that there are a HUGE number of plastic faced people here. Even the press have “augmented” faces! I haven’t seen any artists yet, save for a few bearded art handlers, which may explain a lopsidedness in my plastic surgery surveying thus far, as well as certain amount of crankiness on my part.
Through the thick of a bad mood I did however manage to take a few preliminary shots of the Art Basel fair from the convention center skywalk, most notably the shipping yard. Thrilling I know. But who doesn’t wonder where exhibitors put all their crates? Turns out it’s in an adjacent hall. As for what the convention center looks like, I imagine much the same as last year, but I’ve only got the crummy shot above to go on.. I had to shoot through a crack in a blind, which tends to limit a camera’s field of vision. You’ll see more later today assuming fair organizers decide to let us all look down on the great borg cube from above.