Galerie W. Baudach (E5) brought the perfect sculpture to Art Basel for the beach crowd -- "Mermaid" -- a nearly 7-foot-long aluminum sculpture of a mermaid reclining in the sand. She has the face of Emma Watson, famously of the Harry Potter films.
Swiss artist Yves Scherer created the sculpture this year. Last June, during Art Basel in Switzerland, another of his sculptures graced a fountain in downtown Basel.
"She's bigger than life," says gallerist Guido W. Baudach. "She has the face of Emma Watson. Like in ancient times, the Greek statues were made of famous women of their time. It's like the Marianne (the historic symbol of France) was represented by Brigitte Bardot."