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25 Works We Want From Art Basel

 Christian Marclay, Untitled, 2004. Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery
 

By PAUL LASTER, Jun. 2017

Presenting 291 galleries from 35 countries and six continents, the 48th edition of Art Basel offers artworks in a wide variety of media by an international mix of modern and contemporary artists. Perusing the fair, we’ve chosen 25 works that we want to add to our collection—ranging from paintings by Francis Picabia, Frank Stella and Neo Rauch to sculptures by Mark Manders and Erwin Wurm and photographs by Richard Avedon, Joan Jonas and Richard Prince. 

Scroll through to see more images of our favorite pieces at the fair. WM 

Frank Stella, Sunapee IV, 1966. Courtesy Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art
 

Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2017. Courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery


Lawrence Weiner, CALLED BY ANOTHER NAME, 2016. Courtesy Alfonso Artiaco
 

Francis Picabia, Couple de monstres, ca. 1924. Courtesy Richard Gray Gallery
 

Alberto Biasi, Dinamica Circolare, 1979. Courtesy The Mayor Gallery
 

Sanford Biggers, We & Them, 2017. Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery
 

Nam June Paik, TV Buddha, 1992. Courtesy James Cohan Gallery
 

The Guerrilla Girls The Birth Of Feminism, 2001. Courtesy mfc - michèle didier
 

Alain Jacquet, Cantique Spirituel à la louange du Très-Saint sacrement de l’autel, ca. 1962. Courtesy Galerie Georges-Philippe et Nathalie Vallois
 

Gillian Wearing, Me and Claude in Mirror, 2017. Courtesy Maureen Paley

 Al Held, Untitled, 1956. Courtesy Cheim & Read
 

Robert Longo, Untitled (White Door to Freud's Consulting Room, 1938), 2004. Courtesy Galerie Hans Mayer
 

Rob Pruitt, Rob Pruitt’s Official Art World / Celebrity Look-Alikes, 2016. Courtesy Gavin Brown's enterprise
 

Erwin Wurm, Flat Iron, 2016. Courtesy Lehmann Maupin
 

Neo Rauch, Blutsbrüder, 2017. Courtesy David Zwirner
 

Richard Prince, The Playmate, 2012. Courtesy Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art
 

Robert Motherwell, Two Figures No.12, 1958. Courtesy Waddington Custot


Mark Manders, Large Composition with Red, 2017. Courtesy Zeno X Gallery


Lee Ufan, With Winds, 1987. Courtesy Tina Kim Gallery
 

Patrick Caulfield, Girl on a Terrace, 1971, 1971. Courtesy Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert
 

Richard Avedon, John Glenn, Astronaut, Langley Field, Virginia, March 31, 1961, 1961. Courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery
 

Barbara Kasten, Transposition 28, 2016. Courtesy Bortolami
 

Joan Jonas, Mirror performance III, 1969. Courtesy Galleria Raffaella Cortese
 

Arman, Christo's Refuse, 1973. Courtesy Leila Heller Gallery

 

Paul Laster

Paul Laster is a writer, editor, independent curator, artist and lecturer. He is a New York desk editor at ArtAsiaPacific and a contributing editor at Whitehot and artBahrain. He was the founding editor of Artkrush.com and Artspace.com and art editor of Flavorpill.com and Russell Simmons's OneWorld Magazine; started TheDailyBeast.com's art section; and worked as a photojournalist for Artnet.com and Art in America. He is a frequent contributor to Time Out New York, New York Observer, Modern Painters, ArtPulse and ArtInfo.com.

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