10.-14 of June, 2009
It is a matter 40 years "Art Basel" to celebrate this year at the internationally most famous art fair. While museums deplore the discontinuation of important sponsors whom kind of Cologne has lowered in 2009 the number of the exhibitors and the spring auctions of Sotheby's and Christie's registered high turnover losses, still records are set at the world-biggest art fair: With more than 300 galleries from all over the world as well as 2500 artists of the present so many exhibitors are represented from from the 10th to the 14th of June as never before. Have taken care of a stand even more than 1100 galleries." For the 40th birthday of the Art Basel no restrictions had to be carried out in spite of crisis", says Marc Spiegler who leads the fair since 2008 together with Annette Schönholzer. The Swiss major bank UBS is also present this year as a main sponsor again, although her art consultation department of the crisis has fallen victim and had to close. The prize money for both best projects from the special area of the "kind of statement" which promotes exclusively young artists was raised even in each case by 5000 fr on 30,000 fr (20,000 euros).
Gallery Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich. One opf the hugest Andy Warhol arts of this world! This art has a
value of about € 65 million. The Swiss gallery has produced a high quality book espacially about
Andy Warhol and only for the Art Basel 09.
Gallery Hopkins-Custot, Paris. Modern Arts.