Ben Brown Fine Arts is delighted to return to Art Basel (Booth E04) with a carefully curated selection of historic and contemporary works by Frank Auerbach, Tony Bevan, Alighiero Boetti, Lucio Fontana, Giorgio Morandi, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter. The works of these major European artists stretch the traditional notions of painting and representation to physical and conceptual limits.
A major focus of our presentation is the seminal embroideries of Boetti, from 1971-79, when he was working collaboratively with weavers in Afghanistan, producing numerous embroideries that would become some of his most iconic works, before they were forced to flee to Pakistan as a result of the invasion by the Soviet Union. We will be exhibiting a number of Boetti’s large-scale embroideries from this era, which are exceptionally rare and have been in private collections for decades. These are some of the final major embroideries completed in Afghanistan, and some of Boetti’s most important embroideries.