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Art Basel – On Fire.

June 16, 2017



Art Basel

According to a number of recent articles, the hits just keep on coming at this year’s edition of Art Basel, Switzerland.  The show opened on Tuesday and continued through Wednesday with what they call ‘Private Days’ — an invitation only event for the very (super) wealthy.  Then on Wednesday they have their Vernissage — also an invitation only event. Guess those people were not ‘as’ wealthy. Public days began on Thursday … for all us regular folks!!

Among the many sold works were paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat (seems like everyone wants in on that action), Richard Prince, Yves Klein, Dan Colen, Pino Pascali, Philip Guston , etc.

The fair runs through the 18th, so there isn’t much time left!

Source: Basel Shows Art Heating Up as Billionaires Chase After Basquiats – Bloomberg

Source: Art Basel 2017 opens with strong sales for blue-chip artists

Source: Mood at Art Basel is upbeat as VIPs spend

Source: Art Basel 2017 – The VIP Preview Highlights