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In pictures: Art Basel 2013

  • Horses for courses

    Art Basel, the world's premier contemporary art fair, opens in Switzerland on 13 June. More than 60,000 collectors, dealers, artists, curators and art lovers are expected to attend the fair this year, at which nearly 300 galleries will display works. The Beyeler Foundation is exhibiting artby the Italian prankster Maurizio Catellan. (Sebastien Bozon/Getty)

  • Say ‘ah’!

    The Gagosian Gallery displays an enormous textile installation by Polish-born artist Piotr Uklański. The piece is entitled Untitled (Open Wide). (Getty Images)

  • Sleeping beauty

    Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's work Fairytale Ladies Dormitory (2007) is exhibited by Galerie Urs Miele, Beijing-Lucerne. (Getty Images)

  • Oh what a tangled web

    In Silence by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota features a charred piano and rows of chairs enmeshed in black wool. (Fabrice Corfini/Getty)

  • Double whammy

    US artist Matt Mullican's vast Two into One becomes Three. The artist is also showing work at the Venice Biennale, which runs concurrently. (Getty Images)

  • Silent light

    The Chilean-born artist Alfredo Jaar is also showing work in both shows. At Art Basel, his 2006 pieceThe Sound of Slience is on display. (Getty Images)

  • Deep dive

    A visitor snaps a picture on of Sean Landers' oil-on-linen painting, Moby Dick (Merrilees). (Fabrice Corfini/Getty)

  • Space telescope

    Chinese artist He An's work Hubble is presented by the Paris gallery, Galerie Daniel Templon. (Getty Images)

  • Facial recognition

    Brightly-coloured works by New York artist Rob Pruitt are exhibited by the gallery, Gavin Brown's Enterprise. (Getty Images)