December 7, 2018. By Alina Cohen.
While Art Basel certainly boasts the best-known artists exhibiting in Miami fairs this week, the convention center is also bolstering the careers of a few select emerging artists. Issy Wood is showing large-scale, oil-on-velvet paintings of car interiors with the majorly influential London gallery Carlos Ishikawa. The recipient of a 2018 Studio Museum in Harlem residency, Tschabalala Self also mounted one of Art Basel’s most impressive presentations, turning Thierry Goldberg Gallery’s booth into a faux-bodega with printed wallpaper depicting shelves, a checkerboard floor, and a rearview mirror. Her work sold out within an hour.