Art 43 Basel, the world’s pre­mier inter­na­tional art show for Mod­ern and Con­tem­po­rary works, held from June 14 – 17, 2012, fea­tures nearly 300 lead­ing gal­leries from North Amer­ica, Latin Amer­ica, Europe, Asia and Africa. More than 2,500 artists, rang­ing from the great mas­ters of Mod­ern art to the lat­est gen­er­a­tion of emerg­ing stars, are rep­re­sented in the show’s mul­ti­ple sec­tions. The exhi­bi­tion includes the highest-quality paint­ings, sculp­tures, draw­ings, instal­la­tions, pho­tographs, video and edi­tioned works.

65,000 peo­ple attended Art 42 Basel, the last edi­tion of this favorite ren­dezvous for the global art world, includ­ing art col­lec­tors, art deal­ers, artists, cura­tors and other art enthu­si­asts. With its world-class muse­ums, out­door sculp­tures, the­aters, con­cert halls, idyl­lic medieval old town and new build­ings by lead­ing archi­tects, Basel ranks as a cul­ture cap­i­tal, and that cul­tural rich­ness helps put the Art Basel week on the agenda for art lovers from all over the globe. Dur­ing Art Basel, a fas­ci­nat­ing atmos­phere fills this tra­di­tional city, as the inter­na­tional art show is rein­forced with exhi­bi­tions and events all over the region.