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Art Basel 2019

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 233 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. 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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Sophie Calle, Ainsi de suite, Sculpture

Sophie Calle

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

$1,424

Our recommendations David LaChapelle, Emmanuel As an Angel, Print

David LaChapelle

Emmanuel As an Angel, 1985
24 x 18 inch
Print

$23,732

Our recommendations David Hominal, Untitled, Painting

David Hominal

Untitled, 2016
94.5 x 74.8 inch
Painting

$27,708

Our recommendations Sol Lewitt, Untitled, Print

Sol Lewitt

Untitled, 1992
22.8 x 22.8 inch
Print

$7,120

Diane Arbus, Girl in a Swimming Cap, Photography

Diane Arbus

Girl in a Swimming Cap, 1990
20 x 16 inch
Photography

$9,500

Cy  Twombly, Sans titre, Bastian 38, Print

Cy Twombly

Sans titre, Bastian 38, 1973
11.4 x 8.3 inch
Print

$5,933

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

$31,445

Xiaobai Su, Big Inkstone 1, Print

Xiaobai Su

Big Inkstone 1, 2016
29.9 x 30.3 inch
Print

$3,560

Elizabeth Peyton, Elias, Print

Elizabeth Peyton

Elias, 2014
25 x 19 inch
Print

$3,500

Iván Navarro, Assembly line, Sculpture

Iván Navarro

Assembly line, 2007
9.1 x 24 x 10 inch
Sculpture

$25,000

Our recommendations Julio Le Parc, Naked, Print

Julio Le Parc

Naked, 2017
11 x 14.6 inch
Print

$297

Antonio Asis, Without title 1, Print

Antonio Asis

Without title 1, 2013
19.7 x 19.3 inch
Print

$2,136

Our recommendations Los Carpinteros, Virus, Drawing

Los Carpinteros

Virus, 2017
50.4 x 50.4 inch
Drawing

$23,500

Our recommendations Barthélémy Toguo, Celebration of Love, Print

Barthélémy Toguo

Celebration of Love, 2014
29.5 x 41.3 inch
Print

$1,721

Richard Diebenkorn, Tri-Color, Print

Richard Diebenkorn

Tri-Color, 1981
30.25 x 22.5 inch
Print

$30,000

Our recommendations Liam Gillick, Agriculture, Dentistry, Anarchy..., Print

Liam Gillick

Agriculture, Dentistry, Anarchy..., 2011
25.6 x 31.9 inch
Print

$10,086

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

William Kentridge, Unremember Me, Print

William Kentridge

Unremember Me, 2015
18.9 x 15 inch
Print

$3,275

Enrique Martinez Celaya, The Old, Print

Enrique Martinez Celaya

The Old, 2010
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Print

$2,967

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

$7,120

Ilya Kabakov, The artist at work, Print

Ilya Kabakov

The artist at work, 2016
30.3 x 23.6 inch
Print

$47,465

Jonas Wood, Clipping, Print

Jonas Wood

Clipping, 2017
51 x 51 inch
Print

$2,584

Richard Serra, Paths and Edges #9, Print

Richard Serra

Paths and Edges #9, 2007
20 x 26 x 1 inch
Print

$9,500

Ellsworth Kelly, Leaf IV, Print

Ellsworth Kelly

Leaf IV, 1978
30 x 42 inch
Print

$11,273

Max Bill, Quadrat in gegenläufigen Reflexionen, Print

Max Bill

Quadrat in gegenläufigen Reflexionen, 1967
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$831

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

$1,602

Our recommendations Sophie Calle, The Breasts Fr, Print

Sophie Calle

The Breasts Fr, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$427

Our recommendations Sophie Calle, Le nez Fr, Print

Sophie Calle

Le nez Fr, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$427

Our recommendations Claude Viallat, Serpent, Print

Claude Viallat

Serpent, 2005
46.9 x 15.4 x 0.4 inch
Print

$2,017

Chiharu Shiota, Red Dress in the Black, Print

Chiharu Shiota

Red Dress in the Black, 2015
17.7 x 13.8 inch
Print

$1,187

Claude Viallat, Sans titre (Rouge), Print

Claude Viallat

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

$1,163

Tom Wesselmann, Bedroom Face with Orange Wallpaper, Print

Tom Wesselmann

Bedroom Face with Orange Wallpaper, 1987
58.5 x 64.66 inch
Print

$32,000

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Color Aditivo Cantarrana 2, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Color Aditivo Cantarrana 2, 2016
27.6 x 39.4 inch
Print

$15,426

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Sitges 4, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Sitges 4, 2012
39.4 x 9.8 inch
Print

$4,153

Antoni Tapies, Dues mans, Print

Antoni Tapies

Dues mans, 1976
22 x 29.9 inch
Print

$4,984

Our recommendations Bernard Frize, Néoci, Print

Bernard Frize

Néoci, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$427

Bernard Frize, Extension 2, Print

Bernard Frize

Extension 2, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$427

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

$3,145

Roy Lichtenstein, Cow going abstract, Print

Roy Lichtenstein

Cow going abstract, 1982
26.8 x 94.5 inch
Print

$19,757 $21,952

Regina Gimenez, Sin título 1, Print

Regina Gimenez

Sin título 1, 2018
56.3 x 40.6 inch
Print

$2,373

Regina Gimenez, Sin título 3, Print

Regina Gimenez

Sin título 3, 2018
56.3 x 40.6 inch
Print

$2,373

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 Robert Longo, Untitled (Moon), Photography

Robert Longo

Untitled (Moon), 2006
10 x 10 inch
Photography

$3,085

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 Simon Hantaï, Empreinte I, Print

Simon Hantaï

Empreinte I, 2003
7.7 x 5.1 inch
Print

$890

Piero Dorazio, Untitled, Print

Piero Dorazio

Untitled, 1994
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Print

$593

Kim Yong-Ik, Untitled 18-5, Print

Kim Yong-Ik

Untitled 18-5, 2018
24.8 x 32.7 inch
Print

$3,916

Alfons Borrell, Aura 2, Print

Alfons Borrell

Aura 2, 2004
14.6 x 22 inch
Print

$356

León Ferrari, Sin título 1, Print

León Ferrari

Sin título 1, 2008
22 x 15 inch
Print

$1,187

Our recommendations Laurent Grasso, Studies into the past (Signed poster), Print

Laurent Grasso

Studies into the past (Signed poster), 2018
19.7 x 23.6 inch
Print

$214

Antonio Asis, Without title 2, Print

Antonio Asis

Without title 2, 2013
19.7 x 19.3 inch
Print

$2,136

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 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

$25,156

Leng Bing-Chuan, Legend, Print

Leng Bing-Chuan

Legend, 2015
40 x 29.1 inch
Print

$1,424

Jim Dine, Pinocchio coming from the green, Print

Jim Dine

Pinocchio coming from the green, 2011
29.9 x 22 inch
Print

$2,611

Carlos Amorales, Mariposas Negras 3, Print

Carlos Amorales

Mariposas Negras 3, 2008
44.9 x 34.6 inch
Print

$1,780

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

Claire Fontaine

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

$2,967

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

$890

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

$47,465

Armin Boehm, The Walking Dead, Painting

Armin Boehm

The Walking Dead, 2018
66.9 x 70.9 inch
Painting

$41,532

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