The entire art world is anxious expecting the start of Art Basel 2014. This internationally renown art fair takes place this upcoming weekend, from tomorrow the 19th to the 22nd of June in Basel, Switzerland. This art fair, which is located in the heart of Europe, has become an important reference in the art market for galleries, artists and collectors from all around the globe as the most relevant and largest art event in the art market. Every year in the month of June, visitors arrive at Messeplatz eager to see surprising, new and original works of art. After attracting 70,000 visitors on its latest edition, this year the attendance is expecting to reach 86,000 over six days.
Even though Art Basel will open to public on Thursday, private views and events take place during the entire week when the most important sales are done. The most influential collectors in the market fly to the Swiss city in order to enjoy and buy the latest trends and get to know the new and fresh cutting-edge international artists in the market. A $32M self portrait by Andy Warhol or a $15M painting by Willem de Kooning are attractive temptations for passioned collectors that attend the fair this week.
Sculpture by Julio Le Parc at the Art Basel 2014 in Basel. Source: Demotix
On this edition, Art Basel hosts over 300 leading galleries for Modern and Contemporary art from 35 different countries from the five continents, which include the highest quality of art in all sorts of media. Galleries show innovating installations, performances and unique stand designs that attract many visitors. Moreover, the fair counts with the ‘Unlimited’ programme, which is focused on the exhibition of large dimensions solo projects, and is showing this year 78 stunning pieces. Such sector of the fair, which has become one of the most popular ones, shows spectacular three dimensioned art pieces that invade the fair’s venue.
Art Basel 2014. Source: Art Basel
Therefore, we are truly looking forward to what Art Basel 2014 will be like and we will certainly keep you updated with the news. The best is still yet to come and we will keep an eye on such a fantastic art fair. However, if you are around Switzerland do not miss the opportunity of visiting this magnificent art fair.
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