If there’s a major art fair afoot, you can be sure that the collectors and philanthropists Susan and Michael Hort are on the scene, scouring the booths for more works by their favorite emerging artists to add to their ever-growingholdings. Here, the pair tells us about the most exciting works they encountered at the 2016 Basel fairs, including Volta, LISTE, and Art Basel itself.
She uses cement, paint, and photography to make historical-looking objects.
He uses black acrylic on raw canvas to make sensual and often political paintings.
MICHAEL JOHN KELLY
He’s known for using photography, collage, and paint to make his beautiful paintings.
Using fabric and thread, he puts together these sinister-looking objects.
Anke makes these beautiful, abstract, strong paintings. We had her up last year but think she is getting stronger with this new body of work.
JEAN MARIE APPRIOU
He uses different materials and does the foundry work himself to make these weird surrealistic sculptures.
His salon-style installation was mind blowing. We particularly loved his use of color and everyday images.
An amazing painting. It looks spontaneous but in reality it took 4 canvases of planning to make this spontaneous looking amazing painting.
Gavin Brown's Enterprise
For this piece, Brian took all the leftover calculator sculptures he often uses in his paintings to make a great installation.
David Kordansky Gallery
Jon is a master abstract painter who gets better all the time. We love his choice of colors, but despite his different styles the work is easy to identify as his.
This painting was inspired by his time spent in California. We have many of his paintings in different styles, but this one has more motion than our others.