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Highlights from Intersect Aspen Online

 Rhonda Wall, Volcanic, 2018. Courtesy Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris

By PAUL LASTER, July 2020

Featuring 110 art and design galleries from 28 countries, the virtual version of Intersect Aspen (formerly Art Aspen) brings a global point of view to the picturesque alpine resort, which has become a haven for art collectors over the past 20 years.

Home to the Shigeru Ban-designed Aspen Art Museum, which is currently presenting solo shows of works by Kelly Akashi, Maren Hassinger, Oscar Murillo, Rose Wylie and Lisa Yuskavage, and to the artists workshops oriented Anderson Ranch Art Center, which invited artists—including Petah Coyne, Elliott Hundley and Fred Tomaselli—to make exquisite corpse drawings for it’s Un-Gala fundraiser and has the outdoor sculpture show Socially Distanced, with works by Ghada, Amer, Sanford Biggers, Paula Crown and others, on view through September 2021, Aspen annually attracts artists, curators and collectors from around the world. 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s physical fair was replaced by an online exhibition with viewing rooms presenting an international array of art and design. We’ve picked some of our favorite works—ranging from Rhonda Wall’s collage paintings tackling our ever-changing social circumstances at Paris’ Galerie Anne de Villepoix and Adrienne Elise Tarver’s depiction of contemporary black women as Three Graces at Victori+Mo Contemporary from New York to Nick Knight large-scale, photographic still lives of luscious floral arrangements at Albion Barn from Oxford and OrtaMiklos and Otto du Plessis’ fantastical furniture designs at New York’s Friedman Benda and Cape Town’s Southern Guild, respectively.

Scroll through the images below to view our favorite pieces from the fair, which runs through July 26, 2020. WM


 Alberto Di Fabio, Pensieri allo stato liquido, 2018. Courtesy Umberto Di Marino, Milan 

 Anjel, One world I , 2020. Courtesy Out of Africa Gallery, Barcelona 

 Molly Hatch, Similis, USA, 2017, 2017. Courtesy Todd Merrill Studio, New York 

 Barry McGee, Untitled, 2020. Courtesy V1 Gallery, Copenhagen 

Fuad Hamdi, Untitled 2, 2020. Courtesy Hafez Gallery, Jeddah

  Iabadiou Piko, Benturan Bentuk #2 " Persepsi Dalam Ruang ", 2019. Courtesy Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin 

OrtaMiklos, World-Tortoise, 2020. Courtesy Friedman Benda, New York

 Alia Ali, Ikat Ruby, 2019. Courtesy Galerie SINIYA28, Marrakech

 :mentalKLINIK, Airless1507, 2015. Courtesy Eugster || Belgrade

  Adébayo Bolaji, Transmissions, 2019. Courtesy Beers London

 Hawkins Bolden, Untitled (Scarecrow with Hubcap and Four Tongues), 1980s. Courtesy SHRINE, New York

 Adrienne Elise Tarver, Three Graces, 2019. Courtesy VICTORI+MO CONTEMPORARY, New York

 Nadia Ayari, Untitled (Lasso II), 2020. Courtesy Taymour Grahne, London 

  Anthony Goicolea, Pigeon, 2019. Courtesy Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam

 Andrea Belag, Beachcomber 7, 2018. Courtesy Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis 

 Zeke Williams, Overview, Grand Tetons, 2019. Courtesy Erin Cluley Gallery, Dallas

  Jean David Nkot, #Surface technician.org, 2019. Courtesy Afikaris, Paris

  Letha Wilson, Re-Photogram New Hampshire New York (Corner Tuck), 2020. Courtesy GRIMM, Amsterdam and New York

 Wadsworth Jarrell, I Remember Bill, 1995. Courtesy Kavi Gupta, Chicago

 Otto du Plessis, Rooster Table and Mirror, 2020. Courtesy Southern Guild, Cape Town

  Gerardo Tan, After Collage 5.17.8, 2017. Courtesy 856G, Mandaue

 Cayce Zavaglia, Unseen, 2019. Courtesy William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis 

Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh & Hesam Rahmanian, Madame Tussauds VI, 2015. Courtesy Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai

  Joan Bankemper, Red Delicious, 2019. Courtesy Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York

  Endy Hupperich, Yes, 2017. Courtesy Galería Karen Huber, Mexico City

  Asad Faulwell, Les Femmes D’Alger #88, 2020. Courtesy Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York

  Marcin Maciejowski, A. E. (Anita Eckberg), 2004. Courtesy Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna

 Antony Micallef, SELF-PORTRAIT 5, 2016. Courtesy Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong and Shanghai

 Zaid Shawwa, Family home, 2018. Courtesy Wadi Finan Art Gallery, Amman 

Fahamu Pecou, Black Skin White Masks, 2020. Courtesy Lyons Wier Gallery, New York 

 Elisabeth Condon, Rock Stackers, 2010. Courtesy Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami

Sorel Etrog, Rushman III Study, 1976. Courtesy Edel Assanti, London

  David Humphrey, Crashed, 2020. Courtesy Fredericks & Freiser, New York

 Moath Al-Ofi, The Last Tashahhud LI, 2017. Courtesy Athr Gallery, Jeddah

  Derrick Adams, Self Portrait on Float, 2019. Courtesy Galerie Maximillian, Aspen

Jannis Varelas, SWABO, 2018. Courtesy The Breeder, Athens

 Thornton Dial, Freedom Riders, n.d. Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen. © 2020 Estate of Thornton Dial/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 Elise Ansel, Hybrid I, 2020.  Courtesy David Klein Gallery, Detroit

 Odd Matter, Guise Screen, 2019. Courtesy Nilufar Gallery, Milan

 Reza Shafahi, Untitled, 2019. Courtesy James Barron Art, Kent

 Jonathan Monaghan, Sentinel I, 2020. Courtesy bitforms gallery, New York

 Nick Knight, Saturday 24th October, 2015, 2020. Courtesy Albion Barn, Oxford

 Weiwei, Study of Perspective in Glass, 2018. Courtesy Chambers Fine Art, Beijing and New York



Paul Laster

Paul Laster is a writer, editor, curator, artist and lecturer. He’s a contributing editor at ArtAsiaPacific and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art and writer for Time Out New York, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Galerie Magazine, Sculpture, Art & Object, Cultured, Architectural Digest, Garage, Surface, Ocula, Observer, ArtPulse, Conceptual Fine Arts and Glasstire. He was the founding editor of Artkrush, started The Daily Beast’s art section, and was art editor of Russell Simmons’ OneWorld Magazine, as well as a curator at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, now MoMA PS1.



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