It was the 49th edition, attracting almost 100,000 visitors and 295 top-notch galleries. And it was astounding. I’m talking about Art Basel in Switzerland, one of the most iconic fairs in the world that we had the privilege of visiting last month. The Leonardo di Caprio Foundation was another highlight of our trip, where South African designer and artist Porky Hefer’s sculptures of endangered species made out of recycled materials, sold out very quickly. We also took the time to visit the famous Beyeler Foundation in Riehen, near Basel, an art museum overseeing the collection of Hildy and Ernst Beyeler. Here we saw famous works by Francis Bacon and Alberto Giocometti.
Experiences like these, inspire us at In Residence to appreciate art on an international level and to share with you, our guest, this appreciation, through the installation of contemporary artworks in our luxury villas and the design of art tours that we have on offer, exploring local artists and galleries in the Cape.
From art tours to helicopter trips and boat cruises, the In Residence, professional concierge team also provides our visiting guests with premium airport transfers, chauffeur services, butlers, private chefs, au pairs, VIP protection services and more. No matter the enquiry, we are always available to assist.
Great news is, the City of Cape Town has abolished “Day Zero” in 2018 and 2019, the day when the city’s taps run dry. The consistent rains over the past few weeks means that the drought is officially over! On a final note, we have just launched our brand new website and expanded our luxury property portfolio. Please follow this link if you’d like to have a look: www.inresidence.co.za