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18 Must-See Figurative Works from Art Basel Online

Peter Saul, Stupid Argument, 2010 - 2011. Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery

By PAUL LASTER, March 2020

While in quarantine and social distancing we can still use a bit of cultural and person-to-person interaction, so we’ve sifted through the newly launched Art Basel Online Viewing Rooms for our favorite figurative works of art for you to add to your imaginary collection.

Scroll through the must-see artworks that we’ve selected and add more of your favorite pieces by visiting the Online Viewing Rooms through March 25, 2020. WM

Anne Collier, Woman Crying (Comic) #11, 2019. Courtesy Gladstone Gallery

Allison Katz, Flowery (Duck), 2017 - 2018. Courtesy Antenna Space

Nicola Tyson, Self-Portrait: Doll, 2020. Courtesy Petzel

Woody De Othello, Pushing Away Keeping Out, 2020. Courtesy Jessica Silverman Gallery

 Georg Baselitz, Arriva: La scuola di Lucio, 2019. Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

 Keiichi Tanaami, The Laughing Spider, 2016. Courtesy Nanzuka

 Paulina Olowska, Haunted Houses, 2019. Courtesy Simon Lee Gallery

Farah Atassi, Model in Studio 5, 2020. Courtesy François Ghebaly

NS Harsha, Beginning, 2019, Courtesy Chemould Prescott Road 

 Martin Kippenberger, Fred the Frog Rings the Bell, 1990. Courtesy Skarstedt

Gilbert & George, Rosy, 2019. Courtesy Sprüth Magers

George Condo, Transformations, 2019. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth

 Oscar Chan, Night of the Living Dead, 2020. Courtesy Gallery Exit

Lisa Yuskavage, The Magicians II, 2019. Courtesy David Zwirner

Jonathan Meese, Dein Bergmassiv"Stubenkäse", Null Zeit für Jeans!, 2019. Courtesy Galerie Krinzinger

Neo Rauch, Die Wächter, 2019. Courtesy Galerie Eigen + Art

Urs Fischer, Angst, 2020. Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ



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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