Guest Contributor: Mary Addison Hackett / Turns out tweeting, texting, shooting work and seeing the art, was more complex than I thought. After catching a cab from the airport and having the cab driver stop on the freeway to call her husband for directions, we shuttled over to Basel for an obligatory overview. I intended on having an unbiased approach to looking at the work, but I was drawn to the more figurative work this year. Overall Basel felt as blue chip as you'd expect and painterly was hard to come by.
Arguably one of the most interesting paintings at Basel. And yes, that's 1976.
It didn't seem that crowded.
The taxi queue for weary fair-goers.
Don't miss: Mary Addison Hackett's final Miami round-up (2013)
Painter Tatiana Berg's picks from Art Basel Miami Beach, 2012, Part I (2012)
Tatiana Berg reports from the satellite fairs, Part II (2012)
Images from Art Basel Miami Beach and Amy Sillman Giveaway (2009)
Miami Beach: Swimming in pigment (2008)