June 13, 2006

Hello From Switzerland

We arrived in Zurich this morning at 7 to a beautiful summer day. Everything went right from last minute upgrades to Business Class to the room actually being ready at that early hour! Hopped on the train to Basel and were there in time for the 11 o'clock professional preview of the 37th Edition of Art Basel.

Even from outside the Exhibition Hall, one can tell from the energy that Art Basel continues to reign supreme as the pre-eminent modern and contemporary art fair in the world. Thousands of dealers, collectors, curators and just plain art lovers converge on Basel every June to be carried away by the enormity and the outstanding quality of the work for sale. Every major artist of the 20th Century is represented in fine fashion with 290 galleries from every continent saving their best material to present here. From the elegance of Post-Impressionism, through the assertiveness of contemporary performance art, there is something for everyone. And if you just can't look at another work of art, the people watching is simply sublime!

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