Art Basel in Basel 2017 show report

Exceptional sales across all sectors

The 48th edition of Art Basel in Basel closed on Sunday, June 18, 2017, with galleries throughout the show reporting exceptional sales, pointing to Art Basel's ability to convene leading galleries and collectors from around the world. 

Running simultaneously with the Venice Biennale, documenta 14 and Skulptur Projekte Münster, Art Basel drew a particularly strong turnout of both established and new collectors from over 100 countries, with strong attendance from the Americas and Asia. The show attracted an attendance of 95,000 and once again proved itself to be a pivotal meeting point for the international art world.

The show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, brought together 291 premier galleries from 35 countries, presenting extraordinary contemporary and Modern works by over 4,000 artists. Leading private collectors from Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa attended this year, as well as representatives from over 300 museums and institutions. 

The participating gallerists had high praise for this year's show - read what they had to say here