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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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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

$7,291

Zilla Leutenegger, Uptown Girl, Painting

Zilla Leutenegger

Uptown Girl, 2018
51 x 35.4 inch
Painting

$14,581

Xiaobai Su, Big Inkstone 1, Print

Xiaobai Su

Big Inkstone 1, 2016
29.9 x 30.3 inch
Print

$3,646

Jordi Alcaraz, Sense títol (II), Print

Jordi Alcaraz

Sense títol (II), 2018
63 x 44.1 inch
Print

$9,722

Maurizio Nannucci, Whichever word, Sculpture

Maurizio Nannucci

Whichever word, 2012
4.9 x 13.3 x 5.8 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

Bernard Frize, Néoci, Print

Bernard Frize

Néoci, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$437

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

$48,608

Sophie Calle, Le nez Fr, Print

Sophie Calle

Le nez Fr, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$437

Robert Barry, Something in a Box, Print

Robert Barry

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

$2,248

Armin Boehm, The Walking Dead, Painting

Armin Boehm

The Walking Dead, 2018
66.9 x 70.9 inch
Painting

$42,532

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Color Aditivo Cantarrana 2, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Color Aditivo Cantarrana 2, 2016
27.6 x 39.4 inch
Print

$12,152

Jean Dubuffet, L'homme au chapeau, Print

Jean Dubuffet

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

$25,000

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

$608

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

Alberto Burri, Bianchi e Neri II-B, Print

Alberto Burri

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

$6,076

Claude Viallat, Serpent, Print

Claude Viallat

Serpent, 2005
46.9 x 15.4 x 0.4 inch
Print

$2,066

Sophie Calle, Ainsi de suite, Sculpture

Sophie Calle

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

$1,458

Los Carpinteros, Polen de anillos amarillos, Drawing

Los Carpinteros

Polen de anillos amarillos, 2017
56.7 x 50.4 inch
Drawing

$26,000

Barthélémy Toguo, Celebration of Love, Print

Barthélémy Toguo

Celebration of Love, 2014
29.5 x 41.3 inch
Print

$1,762

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

$3,038

Robert Barry, Art Lovers, Print

Robert Barry

Art Lovers, 2006
11.3 x 11.3 x 1 inch
Print

$729

Robert Longo, Untitled (Moon), Photography

Robert Longo

Untitled (Moon), 2006
10 x 10 inch
Photography

$3,159

Arman, Défi à Newton, Sculpture

Arman

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

$13,367

Bernard Frize, Extension 2, Print

Bernard Frize

Extension 2, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$437

Xavier Veilhan, Alice (yellow orange), Sculpture

Xavier Veilhan

Alice (yellow orange), 2013
15.7 x 7.1 x 3.3 inch
Sculpture

$5,954

Sophie Calle, The Breasts Fr, Print

Sophie Calle

The Breasts Fr, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$437

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

Claire Fontaine

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

$3,038

Claude Viallat, Sans titre (Rouge), Print

Claude Viallat

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

$1,191

Kaws, SET OF 3, Sculpture

Kaws

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

$875

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

$1,641

Alfons Borrell, Aura 2, Print

Alfons Borrell

Aura 2, 2004
14.6 x 22 inch
Print

$365

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

$911

Arman, Scherzo opus 31, Print

Arman

Scherzo opus 31, 1997
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$790

Nelson Leirner, Dow Jones, Print

Nelson Leirner

Dow Jones, 2008
18.3 x 32.1 inch
Print

$1,519

León Ferrari, Sin título 1, Print

León Ferrari

Sin título 1, 2008
22 x 15 inch
Print

$1,215

Leng Bing-Chuan, Legend, Print

Leng Bing-Chuan

Legend, 2015
40 x 29.1 inch
Print

$1,458

Antoni Tapies, Etching, Print

Antoni Tapies

Etching, 1976
22 x 29.9 inch
Print

$5,104

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Sitges 4, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sitges 4, 2012
39.4 x 9.8 inch
Print

$2,430

Ilya Kabakov, The artist at work, Print

Ilya Kabakov

The artist at work, 2016
30.3 x 23.6 inch
Print

$48,608

Enrique Martinez Celaya, The Old, Print

Enrique Martinez Celaya

The Old, 2010
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Print

$3,038

Regina Gimenez, Sin título 3, Print

Regina Gimenez

Sin título 3, 2018
56.3 x 40.6 inch
Print

$2,430

Antonio Asis, Without title 1, Print

Antonio Asis

Without title 1, 2013
19.7 x 19.3 inch
Print

$2,187

Regina Gimenez, Sin título 1, Print

Regina Gimenez

Sin título 1, 2018
56.3 x 40.6 inch
Print

$2,430

Antonio Asis, Without title 2, Print

Antonio Asis

Without title 2, 2013
19.7 x 19.3 inch
Print

$2,187

Mathieu Mercier, Journal, Print

Mathieu Mercier

Journal, 2015
23.6 x 13.8 x 0.8 inch
Print

$243

Cari Gonzalez-Casanova, Natural Shadow Slabs, Sculpture

Cari Gonzalez-Casanova

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

$6,076

Hannah Collins, Hair Shawl, Print

Hannah Collins

Hair Shawl, 1997
54.7 x 39 inch
Print

$4,253

Ray Sander, Body Work 4 (Display), Sculpture

Ray Sander

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

$3,281

Joao Queiroz, Untitled, Painting

Joao Queiroz

Untitled, 2012
78.7 x 118.1 inch
Painting

$29,165

Marie Bovo, Cour intérieure, 30 avril 2009, Photography

Marie Bovo

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

$32,203

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

$25,762

David Hominal, Untitled, Painting

David Hominal

Untitled, 2016
94.5 x 74.8 inch
Painting

$28,375

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

François Morellet

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

$3,220

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

$16,405

Rudolf Samohejl, Night Rider 3.1, Sculpture

Rudolf Samohejl

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

$6,076

Colette Brunschwig, Sans titre, Painting

Colette Brunschwig

Sans titre, 1990
8.9 x 8.1 inch
Painting

$1,701

Matt Saunders, Ratlos / Indomitable 4, Print

Matt Saunders

Ratlos / Indomitable 4, 2017
63.8 x 43.3 inch
Print

$7,413

Iván Navarro, Assembly line, Sculpture

Iván Navarro

Assembly line, 2007
9.1 x 24 x 10 inch
Sculpture

$25,000

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Zilla Leutenegger

Switzerland

Los Carpinteros

Cuba

Armin Boehm

Germany

Maja Bajevic

Bosnia and Herzegowina

Cari Gonzalez-Casanova

Puerto Rico

Hannah Collins

United Kingdom

Matt Saunders

United States

Alberto Burri

Italy

David Goldblatt

South Africa

Rudolf Samohejl

Czech Republic

Joao Queiroz

Portugal

Ray Sander

United States

Enrique Martinez Celaya

Cuba

Leng Bing-Chuan

China

Colette Brunschwig

France

Miriam Cahn

Switzerland

Xiaobai Su

China

David Hominal

France

Marie Bovo

France

Iván Navarro

Chile

Nelson Leirner

Brazil

León Ferrari

Argentina

Michael Craig-Martin

Ireland

Alfons Borrell

Spain

Jordi Alcaraz

Spain

Sophie Calle

France

Georges Mathieu

France

Pierre et Gilles

France

Regina Gimenez

Spain

Ilya Kabakov

Ukraine

Barthélémy Toguo

Cameroon

Claire Fontaine

France

Bernard Frize

France

Kaws

United States

Antonio Asis

Argentina

Robert Rauschenberg

United States

Antoni Tapies

Spain

Robert Longo

United States

Maurizio Nannucci

Italy

Mathieu Mercier

France

Xavier Veilhan

France

David LaChapelle

United States

Claude Viallat

France

Arman

France

JR

France

François Morellet

France

Carlos Cruz-Diez

France

James Rosenquist

United States

Jean Dubuffet

France

Robert Barry

United States