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The results of Art Basel Hong Kong 2020 in numbers
ARTinvestment.RU   30 марта 2020

250 thousand visitors, several multimillion-dollar sales and thousands of exhibits — here are some results of the first major art-ярмарки conducted online

Art Basel Hong Kong 2020 was the first of the major art-ярмарок, cancelled from-за the spread of coronavirus. The news that the fair will not take place, appeared in in early February. The fair has become one of the first examples of the adaptation of art-рынка to the new conditions: from 20 to 26 March, Art Basel Hong Kong was held in online-формате in the website Art Basel in the framework of the special of the project is an Online Viewing Rooms.

In total, the fair was attended by 235 galleries, they presented more than 2 thousand works range in price from $750 to $3 million total cost of all the exhibited items was about $250 million opinion editor [email protected] ndashрынка Tim Schneider, is "probably... the most expensive collection of works when-либо sold simultaneously online on a single-площадке".

the results of the weekly fair valued at-разному, but you have to admit that it caused a stir in the international art-среде. For the week the site was visited by more than 250 thousand visitors — is almost three times more than 88 thousand people who visited the Art Basel Hong Kong 2019. The amount of gallery saved all sold work, not disclosed, which is understandable: today it does not reflect the real situation on the art market, which only began to adapt to conditions of quarantine.

Given the experimental format of the event, many exhibitors gave the fair the items available and average price segment: the average price of each for sale, the artwork was just over $100 thousand is Quite natural that the sales figures for some of the participants remained within the boundaries of the hundreds, but not millions of dollars. It is, however, not affected the leading representatives of art-рынка — of galleries Akvavella, Harry Gagosian and David Zwirner, the results of which were as impressive as if the fair was held as usual.

So, price rating fair headed work, "don Quixote" is rapidly gaining popularity of the artist Marlene Dumas, sold by the gallery Zwirner for $2.6 million In second place was the work of Belgian artist Luc Tuymans sold in the virtual walls of the same gallery for $2 million in Addition, the gallery Zwirner scored several five-figure sales of contemporary Asian and European artists.

the Third place in the ranking of the most expensive purchases of Art Basel Hong Kong Online took a composition by Georg Baselitz, sold to Gagosian gallery for $1.3 million.

note that the gallery Zwirner, and Gagosian gallery, which became a bestseller at the fair long enough to develop their own online-сектор and have extensive experience conducting online-продаж. So, in early February appeared the news that the Gagosian gallery once again opens online-кабинет under the fair Frieze.

Sources: artbasel.com, artsy.net

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