Anne-Karin Furunes’s gigantic piece took my breath away for a second. The lady at the Gallery Anhava Booth told me that the Norwegian painter is known for her works employing perforation technique. Based on photographs, these pieces have a black or white canvas perforated by the artist in imitation of the screen of a photograph. One the one hand, Furunes’s works are paintings dwelling in light, while on the other hand they express the authenticity and intensity of early beautiful monochrome photographs. I learned that this large-scale portrait, pictured above, was made specifically for Art Basel 09. Stunning.