Art Basel 2018

Collector's Eye: David Brolliet

The Swiss collector discusses his love of Lichtenstein, his regret at not buying a Subodh Gupta when he had the chance and hanging art on his refrigerator

Collector's Eye: Grazyna Kulczyk

The Polish art lover on her fascination with female artists and how she wishes she could have been seated at Judy Chicago's Dinner Party

Rapper pays $18.5m for work at auction but the artist gets nothing—is the system in need of reform?

Anny Shaw asks if auction houses and dealers should pay their dues to the artists from whom they profit

Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger: Where the wild things are

From getting fit to analysing your tears, Swiss artists’ installation at the Museum Tinguely invites visitors to dive right in

Chinese collector scoops up McArthur Binion painting at Unlimited

Nine other works by the US artist sold on Lehmann Maupin’s stand at the fair

Theaster Gates: ‘There’s no better Madonna than my mother’

Artist sets up printing press in Basel to explore ‘Black Madonna’ theme

Done deals: what's selling in Basel this week

Follow our tweets tagged #TANsalestally for notable purchases from Art Basel and the surrounding fairs

Sugimoto to show works in gardens at Versailles

Japanese artist is following in the footsteps of Jeff Koons

How Art Basel can inspire the Venice Biennale

Artistic director likens fair booths to cabinets of curiosities

Three to See: Basel

From a gesamtkunstwerk designed to awaken the senses to a five-decade survey of Bruce Nauman

In pictures: AA Bronson selects his favourite works at Art Basel

The artist, an Art Basel veteran of four decades, has championed female artists, including Sylvie Fleury, in his selection

Galleries at Art Basel pay tribute to ‘generation of giants’

Works and archival material at several stands at the fair honour big names in the art world who have died this year

Controversial collection of early Basquiat drawings on show in Basel

Works were created by the artist when he was sleeping on a friend’s couch in Manhattan

Presidential portraits : All the president’s men (and one first lady) at Art Basel

Presidents past and present are a recurring theme at Art Basel this year; here is a selection of different takes on presidential portraits found at the fair.


Podcast episode 36: Berlin Biennale and Art Basel

We explore the two big European art world events of the past week: Arsalan Mohammad is in Berlin with the curator Serubiri Moses and the critic and curator Annika von Taube, and Ben Luke speaks to Melanie Gerlis, writer for the Financial Times and The Art Newspaper, on the line from Basel.

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack

Sam Gilliam: a life beyond the frame

With a show of his unstretched canvases at the Kunstmuseum Basel, the lyrical abstractionist is enjoying a late resurgence in popularity

Could fairs publish sale prices? Don’t hold your breath

“For all the supposed desire for transparency, no one will make the first move”

Swiss galleries forge ahead despite the global squeeze

New initiatives, fair subsidies and a focus on Swiss artists help dealers to adapt

What are the limits of Art Basel’s Unlimited?

Sector has raised the bar for large works, but price and size do not always match

Are art awards really worth winning?

Winning a prize can give an artist international exposure, but the question of who really benefits—critically and commercially—is an increasingly vexed one

Liste feels the weight of Cuban history

Artist uses exact amount of black ink used to write key parts of constitution for work

In pictures: must-see works at Art Basel's Unlimited

The art fair's section dedicated to monumental works is full of plastic, plants—and lots of gold

Match of the day: football vs art

The two may seem unlikely bedfellows, but plenty of artists are football fans—and they are making their allegiances known during this summer’s World Cup

José da Silva. with additional reporting by Sophia Kishkovsky and Laurie Rojas

'Can the art market thrive in a sharing economy?'

Melanie Gerlis on how millennials don’t seem to have the same collecting gene as previous generations

Basilea: Turn on, tune in and chill at the Messeplatz

Creative Time’s Art Basel project abounds with everything from gravel deposits to DJ-led meditations

Art Basel tests Turner Prize’s sway with foreign buyers

Is the UK’s premier award a big draw for international collectors?

Multi-billion-dollar Picasso show heads to the Beyeler

The exhibition, which opens in February, will focus on Blue and Rose Periods