You don’t need Art Basel, just this blog post
Guys, did you know Art Basel is like, an art festival? If you’ve seen the same articles pop up in your social feeds as I have, this fact may have eluded you; Drake and Diddy exchanging fisticuffs, Miley Cyrus just being Miley, Leo living up his return to bachelorhood, and Usher charging his phone in a bodily orifice. Where’s the art, man?! Since it feels like the majority of Art Basel coverage has been about disco pasties, we’ve rounded up some contemporary art that is specific to our industry – social media, duh – to help you get your fix.
I’ve been seeing John Holcroft’s work all over the place lately! His satirical is cleverly concepted and executed in a memorable, retro style which creates an interesting contrast with the modern topics he explores. Hailing from the UK, he has worked for BBC, Reader’s Digest, The Guardian and the Financial Times.
This piece is often mistakenly attributed to Banksy, but it’s actually a Vancouver artist I Heart Street Art and is aptly titled “Nobody Likes Me”.
How could we make this list without some Banksy work? Obviously, the pieces related to social media are faves of our team.
Shurooq Amin is a Kuwaiti mixed-media interdisciplinary artist and poet. This piece sold for $11,875 US.
Filippo Minelli created a series of artworks entitles ‘Contradictions’ which showcase social networks in rural areas.