Gossip and Nonsense in Basel

Following fly-posting in Berlin, Savannah, and London (see gallery and previous posts), Dominic Hills’s prints have now been propagated in Basel by our friend and colleague Dominique Brancher.

Dominique chose strategic locations for the art-work, including ‘Milchhüssli’, a bar of ill repute that had recently been shut down, and the University Hospital on Spitalstrasse, as settings for ‘Forger sur l’enclume de nature’ [‘To forge on nature’s anvil’]:

Basel

Basel

The Rathaus (town hall) and a fountain on Missionstrasse for the ‘Jeu du bilboquet sans chandelle’ [‘Cup-and-ball game with the lights off’]: Basel

BaselThe ‘Donjon d’amour’ [‘Dungeon of Love’] found its way to Mittlere Brücke, overlooking the Rhine, and to Hans Holbein’s house:

Basel

Basel

There are other examples in the Gallery.

Dominique reports that a passer-by told her that she should be afraid of the police but we are pleased to report that her posting of Dominic Hills’s prints has not yet led to her incarceration in a Swiss dungeon.

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