Bliss Out on the 20 Best Instagram Posts at Art Basel 2016

People can't get enough of 'The Collector's House' installation.

Laurie Simmons,
Laurie Simmons, "The Audition," video still, from Art Basel Unlimited Courtesy of Laurie Simmons via Instagram. 
AA BronsonFolly. Courtesy of Esther Schipper, Art Basel Unlimited 2016

AA Bronson, Folly. Courtesy of Esther Schipper, Art Basel Unlimited 2016.

Art Basel is already attracting the well-heeled and well-traveled to its latest iteration, which opens to the public June 16. As VIPs enjoy the preview days and limited-edition exhibits at the main fair as well as Unlimited, Liste, and museums around the city, artnet News has been following the best moments on Instagram—including shots of the mysterious, Maurizio Cattelan-esque Donald Trump sculpture at hotel Les Trois Rois.

As expected, the world’s most important collectors, who are always offered the first bite at the apple, have already made plenty of big ticket purchases as this year’s fair gets underway.

There are plenty of exciting booths to see this year at the main fair and beyond, and dozens of events to attend before the show even opens to the public. (If you’re curious: Here’s What an Art Basel VIP Card Gets You.)

Once the Swiss fair opens its doors for the crowds, there’s always a mad rush to see the much-hyped booths, so check out What to Look Forward to at Art Basel in order to get prepared. (It’s always best to know all the best #artselfie opportunities ahead of time, to ensure one’s peak Instagram performance.) In the past, the exhibition has captivated around 98,000 attendees, and this year is bound to be no different.

Below are the 20 most exciting Art Basel-related Instagram posts artnet News has seen so far, from Pope.L‘s shaggy white gorilla to Cindy Sherman‘s latest photography series. Enjoy!

#archanahande #bangalore #art #artbasel #artbasel16 #basel #artunlimited

A photo posted by Mélanie Adicéam (@melanieadiceam) on

The Collector's House #hansopdebeeck #unlimited #artbasel 2016 #basel

A photo posted by @amaliawirjono on

#tonyoursler #artbasel #art #basel

A video posted by arte sina (@paolpalm) on

Surrounded by the most #elegant work of #tincans #elanatsui #artunlimited #artbasel

A photo posted by Adriana Gonzalez Hulshof (@adrianagonzalezhulshof) on

Paul McCarthy, Tomato Head #paulmccarthy #artunlimited #basel

A photo posted by Jay Gorney (@jay_gorney) on

Sol Calero: Casa de Cambio #artbasel #laurabartlettgallery

A photo posted by art – das Kunstmagazin (@art.kunstmagazin) on

En route to Basel @artbasel #niclascastello #artbasel #basel #lovemyjob

A photo posted by Artist Niclas Castello (@niclascastello) on

https://instagram.com/p/BGlxs9vgi_N

Women who wear black lead colorful lives #artbasel #privateviewing #unlimited

A photo posted by Global Brand Ambassador (@melaniebalas) on

Chiharu Shiota. #unlimited #artbasel #basel #contemporaryart

A photo posted by Jeffrey Boone (@jeffrey_t_boone) on

#CindySherman 'Untitled', 2016 via @metro_pictures | Galleries 2016 #artbasel

A photo posted by Art Basel (@artbasel) on

Sculpture by #DannyChinFaiLee presented by @grottofineart | Galleries 2016 #artbasel

A photo posted by Art Basel (@artbasel) on

#NathalieDjurberg + #HansBerg's presentation at @lisson_gallery | Encounters 2016 #artbasel

A photo posted by Art Basel (@artbasel) on

#artbasel

A video posted by @pascal_de_sarthe on

Art Basel is open to the public June 16–19, 2016.


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