Art 43 Basel attracts 65,000 visitors

18 June 2012

The 43rd edition of Art Basel in Switzerland closed yesterday. This year, the fair again attracted 65,000 art collectors, dealers, artists, curators and art lovers from around the world.

Collectors confirmed that excellent material and booth presentations spurred great demand, creating strong sales throughout the week.

Over 70 museum and institutions, representing almost all the world’s major museums visited Art 43 Basel, as did major private collectors from North and South America, all of Europe and the emerging markets of the artworld. An increase in collectors from Asia, especially Hong Kong and China, was noticeable.

At Art 43 Basel more than 300 galleries from 36 countries on six continents exhibited works by over 2,500 artists. Many stands featured thematic exhibitions and one-person shows, presenting the highest quality of historical material and contemporary works.

Photo: Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, Courtesy of Art Basel

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