Art 33 Basel Draws Visitors from around the Globe. (Show News)

Art Business News, September 2002 | Go to article overview
Save to active project

Art 33 Basel Draws Visitors from around the Globe. (Show News)


BASEL, Switzerland -- Art 33 Basel, the International Art Show, closed its gates on June 17 on what show officials said was a phenomenally successful show. The 268 exhibitors from Europe, North and Latin America, Asia and Australia were visited by 50,000 visitors during the seven-day event, in spite of unseasonably steamy summer weather in Switzerland.

Several show participants rated the 33rd staging of the event as an excellent year. Samuel Keller, show director, said, "Art 33 Basel was a true festival of art. The galleries and their artists presented outstanding works and were rewarded accordingly."

Visitors to the show came from around the globe. In addition to private collectors from every continent, several important museums sent delegations to Art 33 Basel. A large number of artists also visited the show, many of whom had created works for this show in particular and installed them in person.

According to a survey by show management, all the exhibiting galleries succeeded in finding potential buyers for their works of art. All the participants spoke of good to excellent sales. Long-standing exhibitors rated this year's Art Basel as one of the best in the show's history. Excellent sales were achieved in all price categories. The interest from exhibitors was dedicated both to the Classical Moderns and to contemporary art. The outsize projects at Art Unlimited also received great attention from collectors. And works by young artists, some of whom are still unknown, sold well.

The attending cognoscenti reported the quality and variety of works exhibited at Art 33 Basel was unique on a worldwide scale. The exhibiting galleries had done their utmost to present the most interesting works of art and to display them in carefully conceived exhibitions. Various booths showed thematically grouped exhibitions and one-person shows. While Art Basel has been known as an important show for the classics of modern art, it has in recent years also established itself as an important platform for contemporary art, setting standards in this area, too.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited article

Art 33 Basel Draws Visitors from around the Globe. (Show News)
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?