The Freshman Class of Art Basel: Meet 7 Dealers Making Their Debut at the 2023 Swiss Fair

Belkis Ayón, Resurrección (Resurrection), 1998. Image courtesy of the Estate of Belkis Ayón and David Castillo.

It’s June, which means the art market’s most storied convention has arrived: Art Basel. At the Swiss brand’s flagship fair, blue-chip pieces make their way out of studios, homes, and freeports and into the booths of the world’s top 284 galleries. The fair takes over the Messeplatz, a multi-floor, multi-building conference venue that contains multiple sectors: the Main galleries section (241 booths), Unlimited (76 large-scale installations), Feature (20th and 21st century solo presentations), Kabinett (debuting in Basel this year with 13 thematic presentations), and Statements, which features emerging galleries (not to be confused with Liste, which is its own entreprise altogether). Visitors wandering the city’s streets may also encounter Parcours (24 public site-specific interventions organized by the fair).

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