Art Basel

Art Basel 2019: stratospheric prices and artworks that dreams are made of

In front of Art Basel Unlimited Kerry James Marshall Jeff Koons Lucio Fontana Lucio Fontana Alighiero Boetti Paula Rego Anish Kapoor Laure Prouvost Jill Mulleady Xinyi Cheng Xinyi Cheng Pablo Picasso   Selling less The art market is one of those rare places where selling less can also involve selling for higher prices. What I […]


At Art/Basel, on Pace booth Alberto Burri Alberto Burri Joan Mitchell Joan Mitchell Francis Picabia Francis Picabia Lawrence Abu Hamdan Bruce Conner Lee Ufan Lee Ufan Arman “The art market of today sends very mixed messages.On the one hand, we continue to sell the most expensive, rarest and most important artworks.On the other hand, the […]

Art Basel Hong Kong: No, China’s art market isn’t a mirage

At Art Basel Hong Kong Su Xiaobai Luc Tuymans Luc Tuymans Mark Bradford Philip Guston Jean Michel Basquiat Kwon Young Woo Lee Ufan Gonkar Gyatso Francis Picabia James Lee Byars ‘Asia’s Precarious Rise’ was the headline the Wall Street Journal ran across its front cover not long ago (1). In fact, the eyes of the […]

ArtBasel Hong Kong: Is the Chinese market really an Eldorado?

Marlene Dumas R Rauschenberg R Rauschenberg M Borremans M Borremans ‘There was a lot of expectation and nervousness when the fair opened its doors. Sales figures at Chinese auctions have been underwhelming but the contemporary art market is establishing itself strongly in Asia.’ Its through these nuanced arguments that Marc Spiegler, director of Art Basel […]

ArtBasel Miami: Both Frivolous and Serious

At ArtBasel Miami By Robert Mangold By Frank Stella by Frank Stella by Sigmar Polke By Sigmar Polke By Louise Bourgeois First and foremost, Miami is an atmosphere. The Floridian city is a strange combination of showboating, bling cars throbbing like Ferraris down Collins Avenue, girls in very short skirts struggling to walk in their […]


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