With Art Basel winding down in Switzerland, it is time to begin looking back. Below, a numerical guide to the action of the past week in the canton of Basel.
$3,400,000,000: The insurance value of the thousands of works on offer at Art Basel, according to Bloomberg.
$69,600: The current value of an artwork by Tomo Savić-Gecan that is part of a show at the Kunsthalle Basel and that is slowly declining—it will hit $0 on the day the exhibition closes.
$0: The price of ice cream at the Mövenpick stand in the Art Basel VIP lounge today.
44 B.C.: The year that Rome founded a colony just east of Basel called Augusta Raurica.
1970: The year that Basel dealers Ernst Beyeler, Trudi Bruckner, and Balz Hilt founded Art Basel.
116: Private jets that were scheduled to land at Basel’s airport on Tuesday, according to the AFP, up from 98 last year.
20 hours, 45 minutes, 22 seconds: The total runtime of Ragnar Kjartansson’s four-channel video World Light – The Life and Death of an Artist (2015), on view in the Unlimited section of Basel.
$61.60: Price for a one-day ticket to Basel (CHF 60), when purchased at the door; online, it’s CHF 50 or about $51.30.
$0: Price for riding the buses and trams in Basel with a VIP card.
$10.20: Approximate price for an unlimited one-day ticket on Basel city trams and buses (9.90 CHF) without a VIP card.
$15 million: Asking price for a Philip Guston that sold on Tuesday at Hauser & Wirth’s booth.
76: number of works on view in the Unlimited section, which is comprised of very large pieces.
24: Percent of works in Unlimited made by women.
15: The number of minutes that Chris Burden’s 40-foot-long zeppelin sculpture in Unlimited can stay aloft.
300: The maximum height, measured by feet, of the inflatable fabric in Otto Piene’s Blue Star Linz (1980), on view at Unlimited.
40,000: The number of golden bullets that form the ceiling of Cildo Meireles’s installation Amerikkka (1991/2013).
20,000: Amount of wooden eggs that form the floor of the work.
169: Total count of diptychs in Rob Pruitt’s delightful “Official Art World/Celebrity Look-Alikes” series, which is on view in Unlimited.
Unknown: The number of people featured in Pruitt’s work that are in the Basel right now—but it’s safe to say that it’s a decent percentage.
372: Miles by car from Basel to Venice, where many are headed for the Biennale after the close of the fair.