17-06-17 - Art Basel Sadie Coles HQ
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Art Basel’s flagship fair in Basel, Switzerland opens with a dazzling array of top-notch work on view.

Tuesday saw the VIP opening day of the 47th edition of the Art Basel fair in Switzerland. Before the fair opens to the public on Thursday 15th of June, we have prepared a selection of stories and press comments to give you a flavour of this year’s event. In the meantime, if you are at the fair and require art transport, packing, shipping or storage assistance our team is there to help. Contact us on artfairs@momart.co.uk for more information or call +44 (0)20 7426 3000.

Premier Selection of 291 Galleries To Show At Art Basel's 48th Edition In Basel
This year, 291 leading international galleries will present works ranging from the early 20th century to contemporary artists. A very strong contingent of galleries from Europe is joined by exhibitors from across the globe, with 17 galleries participating for the first time.

The Art World Reacts to Art Basel
Text works, painted models and large-scale installations: here are the 7 things everyone is already talking about on social media.

The 20 Best Booths at Art Basel in Basel
Artsy.net highlights 20 booths you should be sure not to miss as you make the rounds.

Why Bankers Go To Basel
Katya Kazakina sets the scene for Art Basel with a quote from Robert Mnuchin

Galleries Bet Big on Booming Basquiat Market
As the rival auction houses are not the only art-market machines seething with jealousy over the $110.5 million Basquiat sold at Sotheby’s last month, now is a very good time to own a work by Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Here Are All the Basquiats at Art Basel, Worth a Combined $89 Million
Hot on the heels of Sotheby’s record-breaking $110.5 million sale of the artist’s Untitled (1982) last month, which made him the most expensive American artist ever to hit the auction block, Art Basel is chock full of work by the street art rebel.

The Most Hilarious Work in Art Basel
Who knew art world celebrity lookalikes could be so incredibly spot on... and so wickedly funny?

Christmas comes early to Art Basel
Gianni Jetzer, the curator of Art Basel’s Unlimited sector, picks six highlights among the large-scale works.

Power of Pride
Transgender empowerment among causes tackled at this year's fair.

Art Basel diary
How the Cookie Monster rumbles, Hans Ulrich Obrist's nose piercing, Basel’s beardy champion plus more gossip from the fair.