Art Basel, the most successful art show ever, closed its doors on Sunday 18 June in Basel, Switzerland. More than 300 galleries presented over 4,000 artists to 95,000 visitors from 100 countries. The shown art works consist of paintings, sculptures, photographs, and installations.Although the art fair was held at the same time as the Venice Biennale, it drew a large crowd of private collectors from the four continents Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe and representatives from more than 300 museums and institutions worldwide.Also integrated in the Art Basel fair was the Design Miami Basel for the 12th time. The global forum for collectible design comprised 50 galleries that showed modern, contemporary and historic design works. Design Miami Basel is not only a fair, but also a collaborative space for architects, designers, artists and fashion designers to come together, celebrate their crafts and arts and get inspired. For the general public the show raises awareness of contemporary and modern design.
Source: pictures are courtesy of Art Basel