Paris + par Art Basel | New contemporary art event gives a boost to Paris scene | ARSCRONICA

January 11, 2023

Paris is staking a claim to being a global centre for contemporary art sales with a revamped fair that hopes to woo more international buyers and build on the attraction of the city’s rich cultural legacy.

The event, “Paris+ par Art Basel”, was awarded to Art Basel, one of the giants in the art world, which hosts fairs in Switzerland as well as Miami and Hong Kong.

Organisers and gallery owners are expressing optimism for bumper sales – especially as the in-person art scene reawakens after the coronavirus pandemic and social media has provided greater virtual marketing opportunities.

Pieces by Pablo Picasso, Tom Wesselmann, Henri Matisse, Joan Mitchell, Edvard Munch and more recent works by artists such as Tschabalala Self, Maxwell Alexandre and Sung Tieu are on display. They range in price from 1,000 to 30 million euros. Via Reuters