Hurry up, please, it’s time. TEFAF favorite Kunstkammer Georg Laue’s offerings included, at right, a Renaissance vanitas cabinet. Lest would-be buyers tarry, the front door of the cabinet opens to reveal a scene with a naked child leaning on a skull with an hourglass at his feet.
Gagosian gallery positioned this 1946 Picasso nearby Rudolf Stingel‘s 2012 photo-realist painting of the artist as young man. At right, L’Arc de Seine’s jaw-dropping stand featured a circa 1930 shagreen-covered desk and chair by Jean-Michel Frank.
Among the standouts in the design section of the fair: a 1921 Wiener Werkstatte table lamp by Dagobert Peche (at Bel Etage, Wolfgang Bauer, Vienna) and a preppy combination of works by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld (at Galerie Ulrich Fiedler).
Claude Lalanne‘s “Grand Lapin de Victoire” (2001) stands sentry at the Ben Brown Fine Arts stand and keeps an eye on the 1984 Basquiat across the way, at Tornabuoni Arte.
This little piggy went to market. Wim Delvoye’s “Eugénie” (2005).
Humanity’s newfound furry little ancestor.
Scientists announced that they’d found our long-lost common ancestor: a tiny, furry creature with a tail that emerged after the dinosaurs disappeared.
It appears that this ancient, rat-sized animal was the grand-mammal of all placentals that came after it. But the scientists that made the discovery did so through data, rather than bones or fossils. So it doesn’t yet have an official Latinate name.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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