Recent Articles
Paul Gulati – The Art for Home Interview
On the Wall
Paul Gulati of Universal Design Studio – The Art for Home Interview
Jim Hodges describes his new Artspace edition
Meet the Artist
Jim Hodges describes his new Phaidon/ Artspace edition and the processes by which his work unfolds
Helen Thompson – The Art For Home Interview
Living With Art
Helen Thompson – The Art For Home Interview
Serge Hamad on his photography
Meet the Artist
Serge Hamad - 'I always felt that I could speak out in a deeper sense when using photography'
What's in Kimberley's Cart?
Expert Eye
"What I'd Buy This September '21": Artspace's Kimberly Reinagel Shares the Artworks in Her Cart
James Crump – The Art for Home Interview
On the Wall
James Crump – The Art for Home Interview
John Folchi talks about his art
Meet the Artist
John Folchi – 'Among my earliest childhood memories is one of an aesthetic response to the beauty of clouds’
Sandra Platas Hernández on life and art
Meet the Artist
Sandra Platas Hernández - 'I find the beauty in every little thing that surrounds me'
Putnam & Putnam Unveil Limited Edition Floral Prints
On the Wall
Putnam & Putnam Unveil Limited Edition Floral Prints
S.K.Sahni on his art
Meet the Artist
S.K.Sahni – 'An artist creates work first for himself but sharing it with others to awaken their inner self is equally important'
Drew Doggett on his art and photography
Meet the Artist
Drew Doggett – 'I select subjects that are extraordinary to share the world’s beauty'
Orit Fuchs on her art
Meet the Artist
Orit Fuchs – ‘I come to the studio six days a week - and start dreaming!'
Alberto González Vivo talks about his art
Meet the Artist
Alberto González Vivo – 'I think if the work has the desired effect on me, it will have that effect on others'
5 things to look out for in the Celeste Dupuy-Spencer edition
Close Look
5 things to look out for in the Celeste Dupuy-Spencer edition
Lindsay August-Salazar on her inspirations, influences and ideals
Meet the Artist
Lindsay August-Salazar – “Art has the capacity to expand my deeper drive and interest in human expression'

Picks

Calder Foundation Head Sandy Rower's Top 5 Pieces at Art Basel

By

Calder Foundation Head Sandy Rower's Top 5 Pieces at Art Basel
The Calder Foundation's Sandy Rower

As the head of the Calder FoundationAlexander S.C. Rower casts a connoisseurial eye over the expanse of the past century's art, stewarding the estate of his famous grandfather, Alexander Calder, and inspiring innovation among contemporary artists through the biannual Calder Prize. He's also a collector himself, drawing on a wealth of art historical knowledge to unearth treasures others might overlook. Here are Sandy Rower's five favorite works at Art Basel 2014. (And while extraordinary Calder sculptures aplenty can be found at the fair, the best place to see his work this year is outside the Rijksmuseum, where 18 monumental works are on display through October.)

NormanDorothy Norman's O'Keeffe Painting VI With Light Bulb, an American Place (1930s) at Washburn Gallery

The level of intimacy depicted in this historical artifact is borderline disturbing. It's ostensibly a portrait of Alfred Stieglitz's genius, in the form of his New York gallery An American Place, and his wife Georgia O'Keeffe's painting. But Norman was magnetically obsessed with Stieglitz, her mentor, and his relationship with his wife, and, looking at this photograph, I feel as if she has unexpectedly opened their bedroom door. I almost have to look away.

SzaposnikovaAlina Szapocznikow's Lampe-Bouche (1966) at Andrea Rosen Gallery

Each Art Basel I embarrass myself by not knowing about an important historical artist. Alina Szapocznikow was my discovery of the week. While there are many works of hers at the fair, including a very important and grander lamp at Starmach Gallery, I prefer this one's subtlety and simplicity. It immediately reminds me of Duchamp's Ne Touchez Pas: tremendously original, yet rooted in art history.

GonzalezJulio Gonzalez's Femme au Chapeau (1929) at Hopkins Gallery

I had forgotten that I knew these sheet metal works from Gonzalez, and was very happy to be reintroduced to them by Waring Hopkins. He has two of these very rare reliefs, and the one depicting a lady—which reminds me of Kiki de Montparnasse—had unfortunately been sold by the time I got there. It made me reflect on the extreme nature of my grandfather's wire sculptures, which are not just relieved from a two-dimensional plane, but instead define volume without mass. (Later in the day a friend of mine confided in me his successful purchase of this piece!)

Magali ReusMagali Reus's Parking (Twice Daily) (2014) at the Approach

"What the hell is this piece of shit?" I asked the dealer Emma Robertson, and I got an education. Magali Reus's work is about its relationship to the body. It's not so important to me that she sculpts these mundane objects, but she conceives of them as post-functional, purely sculptural works. The many references, from the days-of-the-week pillbox to the plastic dust covers, have unexpected harmony.

HouseagoThomas Houseago's Striding Figure II (Ghost) (2012) at Hauser & Wirth's Unlimited booth

Having been a fan of Thomas Houseago's work for many years, I never would have imagined that it could retain its power at this large scale. The permeable planar dimensions are a gratifying Modern reference, yet the work is very much of our time. (I only wish I had a spot for it.)

DISCOVER

a treasure trove of fine art from the world's most renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. We offer exclusive works you can't find anywhere else.

LEARN

through exclusive content featuring art news, collecting guides, and interviews with artists, dealers, collectors, curators and influencers.

BUY

authentic artworks from across the globe. Collecting with us means you're helping to sustain creative culture and supporting organizations that are making the world a better place.

CONNECT

with our art advisors for buying advice or to help you find the art that's perfect for you. We have the resources to find works that suit your needs.

INSIDER ACCESS TO THE WORLD'S BEST ART

Artspace offers you authentic, exclusive works from world-renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Collecting with us helps support creative culture while bringing you art news, interviews and access to global art resources.

  • COLLECT FROM 300+ GALLERIES & MUSEUMS