Art Basel 2013: Outstanding Quality Results in Strong Sales

All Images Courtesy of Art Basel (www.artbasel.com)

Upcoming Art Basel shows:

Miami Beach, December 5 – 8, 2013

Hong Kong, May 15 – 18, 2014

Basel, June 19 – 22, 2014

‘Art Basel is undoubtedly the most eminent of all art fairs. But it still surprises – alongside its perfect mix of international participants and quality it is able to continue to improve every year, not only in terms of interest and sales but also in efficiency and attendance. 2013 was another highlight – beyond our expectation!’ – Thaddaeus Ropac, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, Salzburg

General view from art Basel 2013 held in early June. (Image courtesy of Art basel)

General outside view from Art Basel 2013 held in early June. (Image courtesy of Art Basel)

The 44th edition of Art Basel closed on Sunday, June 16, 2013, with galleries reporting exceptionally strong sales across all levels, as Basel once again became the central meeting place for the international art world. Many visitors to the show commented on the exceptional quality of the work being exhibited, which was undoubtedly reflected in the strength of the sales made by galleries across all sectors of the show throughout the week. Many exhibitors reported stronger sales on the opening preview day of the show than ever before.

Cherry and Martin, Robert Heinecken, Surrealism on TV, 1986, Courtesy the artist and the gallery

Cherry and Martin, Robert Heinecken, Surrealism on TV, 1986, Courtesy the artist and the gallery

Art Basel, whose lead partner is UBS, attracted a record of 70,000 visitors, generating an attendance of 86,000 over the six show days. Representatives and groups from over 70 museums around the world attended the show, alongside major private collectors from North and South America, Europe, and Asia. A significant number of artists attended this year’s edition, including: Kader Attia, Tom Burr, Thomas Demand, Meschac Gaba, Theaster Gates, Isa Genzken, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Noriyuki Haraguchi, Roni Horn, Christian Jankowski, Idris Khan, Jorge Macchi, Steve McQueen, Matt Mullican, Sean Scully, Jim Shaw, John Stezaker, Eduardo Terrazas, Mickalene Thomas, Tunga and Danh Vo.

Art Basel 2013 | Unlimited | David Altmejd | Hufkens, Modern Art, Rosen

Art Basel 2013 | Unlimited | David Altmejd | Hufkens, Modern Art, Rosen

Art Basel presented 304 galleries from around the world exhibiting the work of over 4,000 artists, with many choosing to present thematic and solo-artist exhibitions. Galleries from across the globe debuted at the Basel show this year, coming from Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Republic Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USA. Continue reading

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH ENTERS ITS SECOND DECADE IN MIAMI BEACH WITH A DISPLAY OF PREMIER QUALITY WORKS AND STRONG PROGRAMMING ACROSS THE CITY

2012 EDITION ENDED ON A STRONG NOTE ON ALL FRONTS: GALLERIES ACROSS THE BOARD REPORTED CONSISTENT SALES THROUGHOUT THE WEEK.

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2012 Images by SHELDON BALDIE, Staff Photographer/Fashion+Lifestyle

Other Images courtesy of Art Basel Miami Beach. Art Basel/Basel & Art Basel Hong Kong

Markus Linnebrink, therearethreewaysofdoingthings, 2012, Pigments and Epoxy Resin on Wood, $28,000

Markus Linnebrink, therearethreewaysofdoingthings, 2012, Pigments and Epoxy Resin on Wood, $28,000 – Sheldon Baldie

‘After the destruction that the gallery experienced from Hurricane Sandy it is significant that we were able to show at Art Basel Miami Beach. All of our efforts were rewarded by meaningful sales at the fair and wonderful exposure for our younger artists.’ – STEFANIA BORTOLAMI, BORTOLAMI GALLERY, NEW YORK

Michael Reafsnyder, "Snack Shack", 2012, acrylic on Canvas, 60 X 72 Inches,

Michael Reafsnyder, “Snack Shack”, 2012, acrylic on Canvas, 60 X 72 Inches – Sheldon Baldie

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, USA – The 2012 EDITION of ART BASEL in MIAMI BEACH officially closed on Sunday, December 9, with high praise from critics, exhibitors and visitors, calling it Art Basel’s most serious presentation in Miami Beach to date. ART BASEL stages the world’s premier art shows for Modern and contemporary works, sited in BASEL (SWITZERLAND), HONG KONG, and MIAMI BEACH. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition. In addition to ambitious stands featuring leading galleries from around the globe, each show’s singular exhibition sectors spotlight the latest developments in the visual arts, offering visitors new ideas, new inspiration and new contacts in the art world. www.artbasel.com. Continue reading