Art Basel

Art Basel

The last hurrah? Art world excess at Art Basel Miami Beach

Plus, UK culture cuts and Ukrainian Modernism in Madrid

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Next year—for the first time—a Miami gallery is going to Art Basel in Switzerland

David Castillo Gallery will become the only local dealer to make the jump to the mothership in its more than 50-year history

Gossip from Miami Art Week: rapper Jadakiss performs in a synagogue and Pace gallery boss Marc Glimcher is the karaoke king

Plus, a pop-up casino in Art Basel Miami Beach, a drone-delivered birthday message, and a Joe/Joan Jonas mix up

'Art Basel has to keep changing': after 20 years, what is next for the fair juggernaut?

Noah Horowitz and Vincenzo de Bellis discuss their visions for the global fair brand and its flagship US fair in Miami

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Art Week Tokyo’s perfectly orchestrated official launch leads some gallerists to ask—do we really need a fair?

As the city attempts to grow its position as a global art hub, some dealers express a preference for gallery-hopping events

Crisis, what crisis? Global import and export of art set to hit record levels by the end of 2022, according to Art Basel/UBS report

Demand from collectors remains “extremely resilient”—but survey asks how long can the current model be sustained?

Marc Spiegler steps down as Art Basel chief after 15 years—and is replaced by a familiar face

Noah Horowitz, formerly director Americas of the art fair brand, returns as chief executive following a brief stint at Sotheby's

'How dare YOU?': we speak to Just Stop Oil, the eco activists who threw soup over Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

Plus, Art Basel's inaugural Paris+ fair and an enigmatic Frank Bowling painting

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International buyers, from US museums to Korean collectors, boost sales at Paris+ par Art Basel—but big crowds slow down deals

Staff from the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago were in attendance at the fair's inaugural edition

Paris+ par Art Basel's VIP opening: galleries report good sales, the right people and a clear step up from Fiac

Seventeen Gallery—who were presenting a solo show of work by Patrick Goddard at the fair—sold their entire booth to a single US collector by 2pm

Paris+ par Art Basel's director on his long-term vision for the inaugural fair—and how it compares to Fiac

The fair, which opens today, sees 156 galleries gather at the Grand Palais Éphémère

Interview by Alexandre Crochet

Are art fairs going green at last? We break down how Frieze and Art Basel measure up on sustainability

From recycling carpets to shipping booth walls across oceans, the industry's biggest trade events are striving to clean up their act—but are they doing enough?

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Is Art Basel launching a year-round ‘marketplace’ for galleries? A recent spate of job advertisements suggests so

The fair’s parent company MCH Group is developing "new digital formats" to support galleries

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Recession is likely—and the art market is not immune

It might take a little longer in our world for the bad news to feed through, but feed through it will

Art Basel announces galleries for its inaugural Paris fair—we look at how it compares with last year’s Fiac list

Paris+ par Art Basel will include 156 galleries, 60 of which have a space in the French capital

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Art Basel creates new director role and appoints Walker Art Center curator Vincenzo de Bellis

Marc Spiegler remains global director of the Swiss fair and will oversee De Bellis—but will take on a more “strategic” position

Art Basel is not just an art fair, it is a technology platform

The emergence of NFTs has ignited the concept of "platforms" in the art world, but they are already everywhere

Sylvie Fleury picks her five favourite works at Art Basel

UBS, the fair's lead partner, has this year dedicated its VIP lounge to the Swiss artist

Making it big: six must-see works from Art Basel's Unlimited section for outsized art

From an explosive painterly sculpture to a work that evokes the West's tension with Russia

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Art Basel plans comeback in Switzerland: but is it all business as usual?

With a new Paris fair on the horizon, attendance figures are expected to rebound to pre-pandemic levels next week at the Swiss flagship event

Against all odds, Hong Kong’s gallery scene is on the up

Amid a crackdown on dissent, and the havoc wreaked by the pandemic, Hong Kong’s galleries have not just survived but thrived, with several new openings

Art Basel/UBS report: Global art market bounces back to above pre-pandemic levels—but recovery is uneven

Asian spending continues to grow, particularly at auction, while the UK’s market share shrinks to historic lows as Brexit woes linger

Art Basel reveals directors and name for new Paris fair in October

Paris+, by Art Basel is due to run until at least 2028

What does the Art Basel and Frieze art fair duopoly mean for the market?

After Fiac is muscled out of Paris, just two big players are left in the Modern and contemporary events market

Art Basel in Paris: an earthquake in the fair landscape

Fiac's eviction from the Grand Palais came as a shock to the French gallery scene—what was behind the move?

Art Cologne director takes to Instagram to criticise rival Art Basel’s ‘colonialism’

Daniel Hug posted that the Swiss company "is only interested in making money and keeping Art Basel the number one fair worldwide"

War of the fairs: Art Basel owner kicks Fiac out of Grand Palais in Paris

The French cultural body RMN put Fiac's October slot up for tender last year—now the Swiss firm MCH will launch a contemporary art fair, paying €10.6m for a seven-year contract

Art Basel Hong Kong hedges bets for March fair with Covid-contingency plan in May

Well over half the galleries participating in the fair are opting for satellite booths as travel restrictions continue to disrupt large-scale events

Art fairs: how did they begin and where are they going?

Plus, Caribbean-British art at Tate Britain and Marco Brambilla's VR work at Pérez Art Museum in Miami

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