The Easel

28th September 2021

Jerry Gogosian’s First Impressions of Art Basel in Basel

Art Basel, the premier name in art fairs, was held this past week. Organisers claimed it was the “first full scale international art fair since 2019”. Proving one’s vaccination status was apparently a nightmare. American collectors were missing as were free oysters at the VIP breakfast. Most galleries only presented works that were easy to sell. And there was an “NFT kiosk”. So, back to business as usual? Hmm … let’s see.