Post Press Release
July 1, 2014




SCOPE Basel returned to its pioneering location in Klybeckquai for the second consecutive year, to tremendous critical acclaim. At the helm of a city-led initiative to transform the industrial area of the Rhine into Basel’s new arts district, SCOPE has culturally engineered this burgeoning area to attract incredible international attention.

With political and financial support from the City of Basel, SCOPE will build a 60,000sq ft. arts convention center on the Rhine, to be completed in 2015. Along with the groundswell for this development, SCOPE Basel experienced an upsurge in press, visitors and sales, making its 2014 edition the most successful in recent history.

SCOPE Basel Pavilion
Uferstrasse 40
CH-4057 Basel

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Situated at the entrance to the fair, L’Inlassable Galerie achieved record sales, placing multiple works by David Reilly and Reinhard Voss into private collections, with their booth featured on TeleBasel. Just across the aisle, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art welcomed visiting nobility the Baroness Francesca von Habsburg of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary in Vienna. Mauroner also celebrated another year of stellar success at SCOPE with their entire roster, most notably Jochen Höller, Alfred Haberpointner, Markus Hofer, Carlos Aires and Tony Cragg.

Jacob Karpio Galeria placed works by Silvana Paestana/Sonia Cunliffe and Veronica Weise into major collections, including a large private museum, while Breeder Program gallery, 11.12 exclaimed, “The quality of visitors at SCOPE is getting better and better," having sold a work to The Fondation Frances. Also placing a work with Fondation Frances, Red Corridor Gallery sold a total of 8 large paintings.
AB Gallery reported over CHF 200,000 in sales from major collectors from Belgium, Turkey, Israel and Switzerland, all of whom were new clients. Placing works by Middle Eastern artists Samira Hodei, Reza Derakshani, Mohamed Al Mazrouei, and Christian Triebsch, AB Gallery also reports an additional CHF 200,000 still in negotiations.
Having placed over 100,000 euros of works, Primo Marella Gallery was “very impressed with the quality of the visitors- the same quality of visitor as the main fair.” Similarly Wanrooij Gallery describes SCOPE Basel as “well-attended” with “good collectors”, having placed works by Martin C. Herbst and Koh Sang Woo into notable collections including Belgian museum Art Center Hugo Voeten.
Beijing’s Beautiful Asset Art Project placed two works by WU Jianan, while VICTORI CONTEMPORARY reported sales of Miriam Cabessa, Shay Kun and Greg Hayes. Wichtendahl Galerie placed multiple photos from Nicole Ahland into important Swiss collections and two drawings from Katrin Günther into a major collection in Israel, while Breeder Program gallery Knoerle & Battig placed an entire series of photographs by Alejandro Perez Falconi to a major Turkish collector.

Also reporting strong sales, AUREUS Contemporary placed works from Karim Hamid, Elise Wehle, and Jeremy Dean into private collections, as well as works from Claire Shegog into London’s Tiroche Family Collection and a large-scale commission for Shegog with the 21C Museum in the United States.
Licht Feld Gallery hails SCOPE Basel as “Brilliant”, having placed over 70,000 euros of work from artists Marck and Peter Dauphin gennant Muht within the first two days of the fair. Experiencing a similar success, K + Y Gallery placed works by Elisabeth LeCourt with powerhouse Turkish collector Guler Sabanci, of the renowned Sabanci Holdings, Sabanci University and Sabanci Foundation- one of Forbes’ 50 most powerful women in the world. Also placing works with Sabanci, Galerie Mark Hachem reported strong sales from artists Eve Hayat and Micka.
Featured in Art & Auction, Blouin’s Artinfo Daily Newspaper, Telebasel, Artslant, Artribune and countless other international publications, SCOPE Basel’s eighth edition was warmly received by critics, collectors and curators, alike.
Following this extraordinarily successful Basel show, SCOPE is delighted to announce its return to the sands of South Beach for SCOPE Miami Beach 2014, December 2-7, 2014. After a stellar 2013 fair which welcomed 40,000 visitors, garnered over 100 million impressions and boasted the strongest sales reports in SCOPE’s history, applications for SCOPE Miami Beach will close on July 31st.

For additional information on how to apply for SCOPE Miami Beach, please click the application links below, contact Katelijne De Backer, Director of Exhibitor Relations: [email protected] or visit






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