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Art Basel 2018

Art Basel is one of the most prestigious art fairs in the world. Each year it brings together all the key players of the international art world. For the 2018 edition, the fair brings together no less than 290 of the world's best art galleries and artworks by over 4,000 artists!

Art Basel has been around since 1970, making it one of the oldest art fairs. It was co-founded by three gallery owners from Basel, Ernst Beyeler, Trudl Bruckner and Balz Hilt. The first edition of the fair was called "ART" and brought together 90 art galleries from 10 countries. The fair evolved rapidly and only 5 years later it already included 300 exhibitors. Today, Art Basel's ambitions grow every year and it is constantly looking for new opportunities. It launched Art Basel Miami Beach in 2002 and Art Basel Hong Kong in 2013. The Miami Beach has a stronger focus on young artists and has dedicated the "Positions" sector to featuring their work.

Passionate collectors, representatives of the greatest museums and institutions and of course art amateurs all make their way to Basel to discover masterpieces of modern and contemporary art as well as hot new artists. The fair prides itself on its rigorous selection process and its ability to offer a high quality experience for its visitors. It regularly receives more than 1000 applications but only around 300 galleries are chosen. It is partly thanks to this careful selection that Art Basel maintains its important status within the contemporary art world.  

This year, Art Basel is divided into several sectors. The largest is the "Galleries" sector, which consists of 226 art galleries and presents modern and contemporary art in all mediums: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation and even video and digital art.

The "Feature" sector includes projects by renowned artists representing a wide range of cultures, generations and artistic approaches. You'll find solo presentations, juxtapositions and thematic exhibitions. Exhibited artists include, among others, Alex Katz, Irving Penn, Gerhard Richter, Rachel Whiteread and Helen Chadwick. The exhibition will be curated by the galleries representing the artists.

                                         

In the “Statements" sector, the spotlight is on emerging artists. The sector will present individual projects by a select group of emerging artists who are eligible for the Baloise Art Prize. There is also a section reserved for galleries specialised in prints and multiples and who work with well-known artists. Visitors will be able to discover rare and important works. Lastly,  with “Unlimited", Art Basel gives a space to artistic projects that can't be presented in traditional gallery booths. This includes monumental sculptures and paintings, video projections, large installations and live performances.

If you can't make to Basel to experience this sensational art fair in person, you can find on explore artworks from participating galleries and artists on Artsper. You won't even have to leave your couch to have the best of the contemporary and modern art world right at your fingertips! 


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Our recommendations Maja Bajevic, How to Explain the World to the Martians (Women), Painting

Maja Bajevic

How to Explain the World to the Martians (Women), 2017
30.7 x 22.4 inch
Painting

$7,087

Zilla Leutenegger, Uptown Girl, Painting

Zilla Leutenegger

Uptown Girl, 2018
51 x 35.4 inch
Painting

$14,491

Xiaobai Su, Big Inkstone 1, Print

Xiaobai Su

Big Inkstone 1, 2016
29.9 x 30.3 inch
Print

$3,543

Our recommendations Maurizio Nannucci, Whichever word, Sculpture

Maurizio Nannucci

Whichever word, 2012
4.9 x 13.3 x 5.8 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

Our recommendations Bernard Frize, Néoci, Print

Bernard Frize

Néoci, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$425

Maja Bajevic, Liberté pour les libres, Egalité pour les égaux, Fraternité pour les frères, Sculpture

Maja Bajevic

Liberté pour les libres, Egalité pour les égaux, Fraternité pour les frères, 2016
38.2 x 110.2 inch
Sculpture

$47,246

Our recommendations Sophie Calle, Le nez Fr, Print

Sophie Calle

Le nez Fr, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$425

Robert Barry, Something in a Box, Print

Robert Barry

Something in a Box, 2014
4.9 x 6.9 x 1.9 inch
Print

$2,185

Armin Boehm, The Walking Dead, Painting

Armin Boehm

The Walking Dead, 2018
66.9 x 70.9 inch
Painting

$41,341

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Color Aditivo Cantarrana 2, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Color Aditivo Cantarrana 2, 2016
27.6 x 39.4 inch
Print

$15,355

Jean Dubuffet, L'homme au chapeau, Print

Jean Dubuffet

L'homme au chapeau, 1961
33 x 27 x 1 inch
Print

$25,000

Our recommendations Los Carpinteros, Virus, Drawing

Los Carpinteros

Virus, 2017
50.4 x 50.4 inch
Drawing

$23,500

Robert Rauschenberg, Sri Lanka VI, Print

Robert Rauschenberg

Sri Lanka VI, 2016
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Print

$591

Robert Rauschenberg, The Most Distant Visible Part of the Sea, Print

Robert Rauschenberg

The Most Distant Visible Part of the Sea, 1979
11.8 x 9.1 inch
Print

$4,500

Our recommendations Alberto Burri, Bianchi e Neri II-B, Print

Alberto Burri

Bianchi e Neri II-B, 1969
18.9 x 25.2 inch
Print

$5,906

Our recommendations Claude Viallat, Serpent, Print

Claude Viallat

Serpent, 2005
46.9 x 15.4 x 0.4 inch
Print

$2,008

Sophie Calle, Ainsi de suite, Sculpture

Sophie Calle

Ainsi de suite, 2016
9.4 x 7.1 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$1,417

Los Carpinteros, Polen de anillos amarillos, Drawing

Los Carpinteros

Polen de anillos amarillos, 2017
56.7 x 50.4 inch
Drawing

$26,000

Our recommendations Barthélémy Toguo, Celebration of Love, Print

Barthélémy Toguo

Celebration of Love, 2014
29.5 x 41.3 inch
Print

$1,713

James Rosenquist, Israel Flag at the Speed of Light, Print

James Rosenquist

Israel Flag at the Speed of Light, 2006
16.1 x 12.2 inch
Print

$3,500

Robert Barry, Somethings that..., Print

Robert Barry

Somethings that..., 2016
11 x 8.5 x 0.2 inch
Print

$2,953

Robert Barry, Art Lovers, Print

Robert Barry

Art Lovers, 2006
11.3 x 11.3 x 1 inch
Print

$886

Robert Longo, Untitled (Moon), Photography

Robert Longo

Untitled (Moon), 2006
10 x 10 inch
Photography

$3,071

Our recommendations Arman, Défi à Newton, Sculpture

Arman

Défi à Newton, 2004
17.7 x 11.8 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$12,993

Bernard Frize, Extension 2, Print

Bernard Frize

Extension 2, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$425

Our recommendations Sophie Calle, The Breasts Fr, Print

Sophie Calle

The Breasts Fr, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$425

Claire Fontaine, Untitled (What is freedom?), Print

Claire Fontaine

Untitled (What is freedom?), 2012
47.2 x 35.4 inch
Print

$2,953

Claude Viallat, Sans titre (Rouge), Print

Claude Viallat

Sans titre (Rouge), 1980
30.7 x 20.1 x 0.1 inch
Print

$1,158

Kaws, SET OF 3, Sculpture

Kaws

SET OF 3, 2017
11 x 4.7 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$709

Our recommendations JR, 28 Millimètres, Women Are Heroes - Swimming Pool, Intercontinental Hotel, Verticale, Monrovia, Liberia, Print

JR

28 Millimètres, Women Are Heroes - Swimming Pool, Intercontinental Hotel, Verticale, Monrovia, Liberia, 2008
38.6 x 28.3 inch
Print

$1,595

Alfons Borrell, Aura 2, Print

Alfons Borrell

Aura 2, 2004
14.6 x 22 inch
Print

$354

Michael Craig-Martin, The Catalan Suite II - Soup can, Print

Michael Craig-Martin

The Catalan Suite II - Soup can, 2013
17.7 x 17.7 inch
Print

$886

Arman, Scherzo opus 31, Print

Arman

Scherzo opus 31, 1997
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$768

Nelson Leirner, Dow Jones, Print

Nelson Leirner

Dow Jones, 2008
18.3 x 32.1 inch
Print

$1,476

León Ferrari, Sin título 1, Print

León Ferrari

Sin título 1, 2008
22 x 15 inch
Print

$1,181

Leng Bing-Chuan, Legend, Print

Leng Bing-Chuan

Legend, 2015
40 x 29.1 inch
Print

$1,417

Antoni Tapies, Etching, Print

Antoni Tapies

Etching, 1976
22 x 29.9 inch
Print

$4,961

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Sitges 4, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sitges 4, 2012
39.4 x 9.8 inch
Print

$4,134

Ilya Kabakov, The artist at work, Print

Ilya Kabakov

The artist at work, 2016
30.3 x 23.6 inch
Print

$47,246

Enrique Martinez Celaya, The Old, Print

Enrique Martinez Celaya

The Old, 2010
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Print

$2,953

Regina Gimenez, Sin título 3, Print

Regina Gimenez

Sin título 3, 2018
56.3 x 40.6 inch
Print

$2,362

Antonio Asis, Without title 1, Print

Antonio Asis

Without title 1, 2013
19.7 x 19.3 inch
Print

$2,126

Regina Gimenez, Sin título 1, Print

Regina Gimenez

Sin título 1, 2018
56.3 x 40.6 inch
Print

$2,362

Antonio Asis, Without title 2, Print

Antonio Asis

Without title 2, 2013
19.7 x 19.3 inch
Print

$2,126

Our recommendations Mathieu Mercier, Journal, Print

Mathieu Mercier

Journal, 2015
23.6 x 13.8 x 0.8 inch
Print

$236

Our recommendations Cari Gonzalez-Casanova, Natural Shadow Slabs, Sculpture

Cari Gonzalez-Casanova

Natural Shadow Slabs, 2018
47.2 x 51.2 x 19.7 inch
Sculpture

$5,906

Our recommendations Hannah Collins, Hair Shawl, Print

Hannah Collins

Hair Shawl, 1997
54.7 x 39 inch
Print

$4,134

Our recommendations Ray Sander, Body Work 4 (Display), Sculpture

Ray Sander

Body Work 4 (Display), 2018
31.1 x 42.1 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$3,189

Joao Queiroz, Untitled, Painting

Joao Queiroz

Untitled, 2012
78.7 x 118.1 inch
Painting

$28,348

Our recommendations Marie Bovo, Cour intérieure, 30 avril 2009, Photography

Marie Bovo

Cour intérieure, 30 avril 2009, 2009
59.8 x 47.2 inch
Photography

$31,301

Our recommendations Marie Bovo, Alger 17h40, le 8 novembre 2013, Photography

Marie Bovo

Alger 17h40, le 8 novembre 2013, 2013
59.1 x 47.2 inch
Photography

$25,041

Our recommendations David Hominal, Untitled, Painting

David Hominal

Untitled, 2016
94.5 x 74.8 inch
Painting

$27,580

Our recommendations François Morellet, Trames auto-tamponneuses n°1, Print

François Morellet

Trames auto-tamponneuses n°1, 2011
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Print

$3,130

Our recommendations David Goldblatt, Midnight at the Sunday Times works, corner Jeppe and Rissik Streets, waiting to load papers onto waiting vans. March 1950 (Minuit aux ateliers du Sunday Times à l’angle de Jeppe et Rissik Street, en attendant de charger les journaux. Mars 1950), Photography

David Goldblatt

Midnight at the Sunday Times works, corner Jeppe and Rissik Streets, waiting to load papers onto waiting vans. March 1950 (Minuit aux ateliers du Sunday Times à l’angle de Jeppe et Rissik Street, en attendant de charger les journaux. Mars 1950), 2009
9.4 x 14.2 inch
Photography

$15,946

Rudolf Samohejl, Night Rider 3.1, Sculpture

Rudolf Samohejl

Night Rider 3.1, 2017
35.4 x 35.4 x 13.8 inch
Sculpture

$5,906

Colette Brunschwig, Sans titre, Painting

Colette Brunschwig

Sans titre, 1990
8.9 x 8.1 inch
Painting

$1,654

Our recommendations Matt Saunders, Ratlos / Indomitable 4, Print

Matt Saunders

Ratlos / Indomitable 4, 2017
63.8 x 43.3 inch
Print

$7,205

Iván Navarro, Assembly line, Sculpture

Iván Navarro

Assembly line, 2007
9.1 x 24 x 10 inch
Sculpture

$25,000

Miriam Cahn, lachen bei gefahr, Painting

Miriam Cahn

lachen bei gefahr, 2009
8.3 x 7.9 inch
Painting

$11,110

Our recommendations David LaChapelle, Emmanuel As an Angel, Print

David LaChapelle

Emmanuel As an Angel, 1985
24 x 18 inch
Print

$23,623

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