Anne Libby at Art Basel 2017


AMMO Magazine takes Art Basel Miami once again!

Art Basel provides a platform for creatives that are already cemented in the art-scene or are on their way up. It’s the perfect opportunity to discover new artists, explore topics beyond your interests, and contemplate unfamiliar art forms. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be unveiling our interviews with a variety of creators that participate in different mediums. Each artist is unique from the other and in our interviews, we seek a better understanding of the featured artist and their opinions on art, identity, and every day life.

We’ve had the great pleasure of speaking with Anne Libby at Art Basel Miami 2017. She has graced the art fair with her intricate sculptural pieces and in our interview, we looked for insight into her creative mind.

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AMMO: What’s Your AMMO?

ANNE LIBBY: I’ve recently been inspired by the everyday experience of walking around New York City, and all of the different macro and micro experiences that can offer. 

A: What do you think is the most integral part to creative growth?

AL: Being able to have a community of creative dialogue is very important, and trying to be an objective viewer of your own work.

A: Your roots are on both coasts.  How are the art markets different to you?

AL: The reception of my work does seem different on both coasts, but I am hoping to have as broad an audience as I possibly can, and I’m interested in all responses.

A: If you were reborn as an object, what would you want to be reborn as?

AL: Hmmm…. I’m not sure to be honest, I don’t believe in reincarnation.

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A: How has your art helped shape your personal identity?

AL: Art is the most important part of my life, I’ve been able to learn so much from other artists in my community. My own work is more of an exercise in introspection, and an attempt to reflect on the contemporary world.

A: Do you have a favorite work you’ve created? One that you are most proud of?

AL: I’m always most interested in the next thing I’m working on. The excitement of making a new thing is the best feeling.

A: During Basel are there any artists or events you’re looking forward to seeing?

AL: I’m most interested in seeing new work artist friends have created for the fairs, especially when the work is conceived of for the specific context in which they are showing.