TWO PALMS at Art Basel 2018

Visual Arts


TWO PALMS at Art Basel 2018

Art Basel

Booth E13

Basel, Switzerland June 14 – 17, 2018

Basel, Switzerland – At the 2018 edition of Art Basel in Switzerland, Two Palms will premier a selection of new works by Cameron Jamie, Jeff Koons, Elizabeth Peyton, Dana Schutz, and Stanley Whitney alongside Matthew Barney’s seminal Woodburytypes.

The presentation will mark the European debut of Jeff KoonsGazing Ball print series, in which a highly-reflective, optically perfect, cobalt-blue gazing ball is added to prints that reference masterpieces from art history. Looking at the Gazing Ball works, the viewer sees oneself reflected in the mirrored surface at the same time one sees the print. This juxtaposition of art- historical reference with the viewer’s present-day reflection invites a dialogue about the meaning of time and how we transcend it.

Also debuting at Art Basel are ten new works by Dana Schutz, in what is the artist’s first major etching project with Two Palms. Schutz, often regarded by her peers and critics as the best painter of her generation, brings to her etchings the same dynamism that enliven her paintings. The subjects of her etchings represent the good and the bad, the plausible and the fantastical, all while maintaining a healthy dose of humor.

Other highlights include the premier of a rare self-portrait monotype by Elizabeth Peyton and a brand-new etching by the artist depicting Iggy Pop and David Bowie. Two Palms will also present new large-scale watercolor monotypes by Cameron Jamie and Stanley Whitney along with a set of four Woodburytypes by Matthew Barney. Each of Barney’s Woodburytypes is transformed by growths of electroformed copper that have been gilded with nickel and 24 karat gold. The transformation of these images – a Crown Victoria, an Imperial, a Trans am, and a landscape – is typical of Barney’s practice of transgressing his medium of choice. He has repurposed images from his film “River of Fundament” and subjected them to a sort of alchemy that results in a set of images that are entirely new, rich in excess, and ultimately a sensual visual experience.


Messe Basel Messeplatz 10 4005 Basel Switzerland

Private Days
(by invitation only) Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 11am to 8pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 11am to 8pm

Vernissage (by invitation only) Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 4pm to 8pm

Public Days

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 11am to 7pm Friday, June 15, 2018, 11am to 7pm Saturday, June 16, 2018, 11am to 7pm Sunday, June 17, 2018, 11am to 7pm


Founded in New York City in 1994, Two Palms works with some of the world’s most celebrated contemporary artists to publish prints and sculpture multiples in its studio and showroom in SoHo. Two Palms upends codified notions of what a print could or should be, utilizing a constantly-expanding roster of tools and technologies, and pushing the boundaries of printmaking while simultaneously nurturing an expertise in traditional techniques such as intaglio and the nearly-lost medium of the Woodburytype.

Two Palms works have been acquired by numerous institutions including The British Museum, London; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; MoMA; The Tate Modern Art Gallery; and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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