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Switzerland has opened the largest contemporary art fair

Basel : Switzerland | Jun 15, 2011 at 8:50 AM PDT
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Switzerland, has opened Fair 42 "Art Basel" - one of the major events in the contemporary art world. As reports Bloomberg, the fair presents works by over 2500 artists from 300 galleries from 35 countries worldwide. The total value exhibited at the fair works of art more than 1.75 billion dollars.

the fair involved with 73 galleries from the USA, 50 - from Germany, 31 - from the UK, 23 - from France. At the fair is traditionally presented works in all genres - photography, graphics, books, paintings, sculpture, installation, performance and video art.

Before the official opening of the fair were sealed bidding for VIP-guests "Art Basel". It was attended by model Naomi Campbell, actor Will Ferrell, director of the "Garage" Daria Zhukova, the well-known collectors and gallery owners from around the world.

At the private auction was sold to one of the top lots - Work abstractionist Mark Rothko. Collector who wished to remain anonymous, bought it for 5,5 million dollars. Ten-canvas by Andy Warhol Onehundredandfifty Black / White / Grey Marilyns ("Stopyatdesyat Black / White / Grey Marilyn") must be sold for 80 million, but the owner canceled the deal.

The exhibition organizers hope that this year it will visit around 60 thousand people. Completed "Art Basel" on June 19.

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