Weak market should bring out the best, says Art Basel director

THE ART NEWSPAPER | Melanie Gerlis:

The 47th edition of Art Basel, squeezed between a low-volume auction season in New York and another slim series expected in London in June, opens in a very different market environment to last year. The organisers believe this can work in favour of the art on show at its 284 galleries. “In a market where there are more questions, dealers are very conscious that they have to bring their A-game,” says Marc Spiegler, the director of Art Basel. Exhibitors, who may expect a crowd with more curatorial heft to follow the opening of the Manifesta biennial in Zurich this year, do still save their best Modern and contemporary works for this fair… Read more

Image: Art Basel 2015. Photo © Art Basel