Art Basel 2018 -
Outstanding Presentations from the World's Premier Galleries Lead to Remarkable Sales Across all Levels of the Market
The 2018 edition of Art Basel in Basel closed on Sunday, June 17, 2018, amid reports of significant sales to private collections and institutions by galleries across all market sectors.
Once more, Art Basel drew in a particularly strong turnout of both established and new collectors, from over 100 countries, with especially robust attendance from Europe and Asia.
The show took place at Messe Basel from June 14 to June 17, 2018 and attracted an attendance of nearly 95,000 and once again proved to be a pivotal meeting place for the international art world.
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The show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, brought together 290 premier ngalleries from 35 countries, presenting extraordinary contemporary and nModern works by over 4,000 artists. Leading private collectors from nEurope, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East attended this nyear, as well as representatives from over 400 museums and institutions,n including: The Bass, Miami Beach; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Centre nPompidou Foundation, Paris; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Louisiana Museumn of Modern Art, Copenhagen; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Museumn of Modern Art, New York; Norval Foundation, Cape Town; Rockbund Art nMuseum, Shanghai; Serpentine Galleries, London; Solomon R. Guggenheim nMuseum, New York; Tate, London; and Yuz Museum, Shanghai.
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Galleries Exhibiting in All Sectors of Art Basel Expressed their Delight
at this Year's Show:
'This has been our most successful fair in the history of the gallery.'
Stefan von Bartha, Director, von Bartha, Basel, S-chanf
'Our participation at Art Basel in Basel this year represents our first presentation in the Galleries sector, which allowed us to present our program in depth and bring very strong artworks by our best artists. The response was great - we met new people and we had many visits from important institutions on the first day. This is clearly the best fair in the world!'
Thiago Gomide, Owner, Bergamin & Gomide, São Paulo
'Overall it was a great show: focused on the first two days; steady and serious crowd; mannered and methodical buying at a steady pace. Connoisseurship reigns.'
Tim Blum, Owner, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo
'Art Basel has provided a confident platform to advance our gallery's mission of expanding the canon of contemporary art.'
Alexander Gray, Owner, Alexander Gray Associates, New York
'I love the diversity of the platform, and the art is full of pleasant surprises. I have also been really pleased with the attendance and the level of interest we have been receiving.
Source: Art Basel