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MCH Group, Art Basel’s Parent Company, ‘Will Build a New Portfolio of Leading Regional Art Fairs’

MCH Group, the Swiss expo conglomerate, announced in a press release today that it will be increasing its involvement in the international art market, building “a new portfolio of leading regional art fairs,” a strategy that could involve creating new fairs or partnering with existing … Read More


Art Basel 2016 Market News
Art Basel in Basel. COURTESY WIKIPEDIA

Here Is the 2016 Exhibitor List for Art Basel

Well, what do you know, it’s the second day of February and we’re already talking about something that’s not happening until June. Usually a lead-up time this big is a bit unnerving, because June is so far from now that we … Read More


Art Basel Miami Beach 2015
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That’s How Ruff Ryders Roll: Swizz Beatz and DMX Contribute to Rare Moment of Authenticity at Art Basel Miami Beach

“The artists get to keep 100 percent of what they sell because they deserve it,” the producer, rapper, and art collector Swizz Beatz yelled enthusiastically from a stage in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood Saturday night, followed by a bevy of air … Read More


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Bret Easton Ellis and Alex Israel.

Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills Will Give Bret Easton Ellis and Alex Israel a Show in February

We now know the reason for Bret Easton Ellis’s high-profile presence with Alex Israel at Art Basel Miami Beach this year. It’s been revealed that the Gagosian Gallery’s Beverly Hills outpost will present a series of collaborations between the American … Read More


Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 Market News
Mike Kelley's Untitled 5 (2008–09), which Hauser & Wirth sold to a European collector.© MIKE KELLEY FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS/LICENSED BY VAGA, NEW YORK/COURTESY THE FOUNDATION AND HAUSER & WIRTH/PHOTO: FREDERIK NILSEN

Off to the Races: Miami Basel Begins, With Buoyant Sales Reports, a Bevy of Stellas, and a Grab Bag of Celebrities

Art Basel Miami Beach opened its doors this morning to Earth’s primo art collectors, who perused the offerings from 267 galleries en route to snapping up works by blue-chip artists such as Picasso and Frank Stella, who continues his hot … Read More


Art Basel Miami Beach 2015
Andrei Koschmieder At The Real Fine Arts Booth. JOHN CHIAVERINA

(Don’t) Smoke It If You Got It: Andrei Koschmieder Brings The Green To Basel

For a split second after looking at the artist Andrei Koschmieder’s work at the Art Basel booth for Brooklyn gallery Real Fine Arts, I felt less like I was at an art fair in Miami and more like I was … Read More


Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 News
The commissioned hand stamps. COURTESY EXHIBITION A

The Le Baron Nightclub at Art Basel Miami Beach Will Require a Rob Pruitt–Designed Hand Stamp for Re-Entry

Perhaps hoping to ease the shame of showing up to an art fair still rocking the mark of a late night out imprinted on your right hand, Exhibition A, the online edition-hawking site, has recruited a few big-name artists to design … Read More


Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 Features
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Noah Horowitz, Art Basel’s Newly Minted Macher, Takes His Talents to South Beach

This past September, Noah Horowitz, clean-cut, in his mid-30s, and with a mild professorial mien, arrived on time for our interview at Cookshop, a restaurant in the heart of New York’s Chelsea art district. He unbuttoned his suit jacket, sat … Read More


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Bret Easton Ellis is in the Salon Program at Art Basel Miami Beach

The list for the Conversations and Salon sectors of Art Basel Miami Beach was released today, and while there are plenty of scintillating panels on the docket, one will offer decidedly more than zero: a chat between the novelist Bret Easton Ellis … Read More


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A still from Darren Bader's The Vagrant, 2015.

Here’s the Video That Darren Bader Showed at Art Basel This Year

A big thank you to the colleague who just noted in a Facebook post that the Darren Bader video that appeared in Art Basel’s Art Unlimited section in June is now available to watch online. The very funny and deeply weird 13-minute … Read More


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How Are Art-Business Stocks Doing This Year?

The short answer to that question in the headline: not so well. The Skate’s Art Market Index (SASI), which tracks 16 publicly listed art companies (including Sotheby’s, Poly, and MCH Group, the owner of Art Basel), is off almost 15 percent … Read More


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Art Basel Hires Noah Horowitz, Armory Show Head, to Lead Miami Beach Fair

Today Art Basel announced that it has tapped Noah Horowitz, the director of the Armory Show fair in New York since 2011, to be its Director Americas, which will put him in charge of Art Basel’s annual December edition in Miami Beach, Florida. … Read More


Art Basel 2016 News
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Samuel Leuenberger Tapped as New Curator for Parcours Section of Art Basel

Art Basel has named independent Swiss curator Samuel Leuenberger as the curator of its Parcours section, which is devoted to site-specific works that engage with the city of Basel. Florence Derieux had previously held Leuenberger’s position for the past three … Read More


Art Basel 2015
Ugo Rondinone, the gracious, 2015, at Münsterplatz.

Out of the Convention Center and Into the City: In Basel’s Parcours Section

On Wednesday night, Art Basel’s Parcours section, which places artworks throughout a different part of the city every year, opened to the public. On Thursday afternoon, it rained steadily, as it did for much of the fair’s run, and most of … Read More