The Ultimate Art Basel Instagram Cuts the Cheese


What if you took pictures of all that gorgeous art at Art Basel Miami Beach and, instead of just Instagramming it like everyone else, you used the app LINE Camera — which puts graphical "stickers" on your photos — to make the pieces all appear to be a bit, you know, flatulent? This may or may not count as commentary on the art market, and it may or may not even be that funny, but it made me laugh. I met the woman who runs this account (@fartbasel, obviously) late Saturday night at the Standard Hotel in Miami (it was a late-Basel power night: The entire staff of ArtForum was dining nearby, along with jewelry designer and socialite Waris "Waris" Ahluwalia). She asked that her (f)art project remain anonymous.