Night time at Basel week is where the heavy wheeling and dealing occurs. Galleries and sponsors line up numerous parties for prospective clients. Thursday night was a doubleheader for AM. First stop was the Beautiful/Decay party at the Essex House. Lots of mingling occuring as we met up with the crew from Obey, Cerasoli LeBasse, and White Walls/Shooting Gallery. Ron English, Yoskay Yamamoto, Mars-1, Tessar Lo, Nate Frizzell, Dan Obrien, Edwin Ushiro and many more were on hand to guzzle beverages and catch up on the latest art gossip.
Next up was feature event of the night… the Emmanuel Perrontin x Pharrell Williams x Le Baron party at the Delano Hotel. Living up to the hype, it was a massive endeavor to even gain entrance. Thanks again to Gen Watanabe (Director – Emmauel Perontin) and Beau Basse (Owner – Cerosoli LeBasse) for getting us past the riot police and bouncers!
All the pictures of the night after the jump!
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