ART & DESIGN

Art Basel Miami Dispatch: Day One


Photographer: Walter Pfeiffer

As he celebrates his 50th anniversary as a gallerist— and rabble-rouser—Michael Werner is still firing spitballs from the back of the class. Christopher Bagley visits the legendary art dealer in his castle outside Berlin.

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Photographer: Walter Pfeiffer

At his schloss outside Berlin, 2012, seated in front of Per Kirkeby’s Untitled, 1981.

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Photographer: Gregor Hohenberg

Werner’s Schloss Märkisch Wilmersdorf, a 19th-century take on a medieval castle.

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Photographer: Walter Pfeiffer

Werner at home outside Berlin, 2012 .

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Photographer: Gregor Hohenberg

His library with its Schinkel chandelier.

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Photographer: Walter Pfeiffer

With Markus Lüpertz’s Der Apoll, 1989

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Photographer: Gregor Hohenberg

A guest room lined with wallpaper by de Gournay.

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Photographer: Gregor Hohenberg

Werner handpicked the delft tiles in the kitchen from all over Europe.

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Photographer: Gregor Hohenberg

Lüpertz’s Nach Poussin, 1989, in the sitting room.