Luna’s 2013 Yearend Roundup

2013 was a year that took me far and wide, with trips to Chicago, New Orleans, Paris, Basel and Philadelphia. A very special thank you to those who took the time to show me around your cities! As in years past, this roundup is a selection of both favorite artworks and favorite photographs as well as a reflection on people, pieces and places that are no more.

See my top choices from 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008.

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With best wishes for the Holidays and a Happy New Year,
Luna

Smashing Art Basel

Smash137 (photo by Luna Park)
Smash137 (photo by Luna Park)

A stone’s throw away from the official halls of Art Basel lies an entirely different showcase for contemporary art: a rail loading dock along the Basel Rhine Harbor features a style hall of fame anchored by abstract works by Basel graffiti legend Smash137. I cannot put into words the excitement I felt at stumbling across this place and having the privilege to witness this wall in person.

Basel Rhine harbor (photo by Luna Park)
Basel Rhine harbor (photo by Luna Park)
Harbor spot (photo by Luna Park)
Harbor spot (photo by Luna Park)
Smash137 Jers Aley (photo by Luna Park)
Smash137 Jers Aley (photo by Luna Park)
Gold Smash137 (photo by Luna Park)
Gold Smash137 (photo by Luna Park)
Dosek Shez (photo by Luna Park)
Dosek Shez? (photo by Luna Park)
Besk Sweet Smash137 (photo by Luna Park)
Besk Sweet Smash137 (photo by Luna Park)
Hims Graff Sucks Shez (photo by Luna Park)
Hims Graff Sucks Shez (photo by Luna Park)
Smash137 Aley (photo by Luna Park)
Smash137 Aley (photo by Luna Park)
Gold Rois (photo by Luna Park)
Gold Rois (photo by Luna Park)
Harbor (photo by Luna Park)
Harbor (photo by Luna Park)