Post Press Release
July 1, 2015




SCOPE Basel returned to its pioneering location along the Rhine, to tremendous success. Welcoming international visitors, SCOPE has been culturally engineering this burgeoning industrial area to attract incredible global attention.

SCOPE’s Platinum First View welcomed an array of high-profile international collectors to view 80 international exhibitors. Sales were strong from the start, with AB Gallery reporting multiple sales from Iranian artist Samira Hodeai to Miami mega-collectors, as well as a future museum exhibition. "SCOPE is great platform- we have great new contacts and great new clients too. We are very happy."

ESTACE reported several sales including to the prestigious Goetz Collection in Germany. For their first time in Basel, ESTACE was very satisfied, saying "The quality is here, the big collectors were here." Hans Alf Gallery was also pleased, reporting over 200,000 Euro of sales to private collections from Frederik Raddum, Rene Holm, Anders Scrmn Meisner, Christian Lemmerz and Frank Fischer.

Similarly, Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art reported over 300,000 euro in sales, while Primo Marella Gallery placed important works by multiple artists including a monumental installation by Ronald Ventura and works by Abdoulaye Konaté, whose signature tapestry work was also prominently featured in SCOPE’s VIP Lounge.

Victor Lope Arte Contemporaneo sold out works by Alexander Korzer Robinson, while placing several other artists in private collections, including stellar paper works by Jacinto Moros. Likewise, JanineBeanGallery placed works by Dario Puggioni, Florian Fausch, Grigori Dor and Inna Artemova into prominent Swiss Collections.

Galerie L’Inlassable sold works by all of their exhibiting artists, and remarked that as a Breeder Program alumnus, they met "clients who now trust us, because they have seen us here before." Galerie Mark Hachem reported over 180,000 euros in sales, saying "People love the formula of SCOPE".

55bellechasse placed works from all their artists, including a piece with the highly-regarded Sabanci Foundation from Turkey. Additionally, Joerg Heitsch Gallery called SCOPE "A very exciting fair with interesting collectors from around the world", placing works by Angela Glajcar, Marco Casentini, Antonio Marra, Yoshiyuki Miura and Moto Waganari.

Thomas V. Meyer FIne Art sold an entire portfolio of photographs by Elisabeth Sunday, and 5 large-scale photographs to a private collector. Also reporting strong sales: Python Gallery, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, C-Arte Galeria, TBD Independent Gallery, Oxholm Gallery, Galerie Virginie Barrou Planquart, AnOTHER Gallery, K+Y Gallery, Gallery G-77, Dean Borghi Fine Art and SCAI.

Each presenting solo artist booths, Galerie Wolfson placed 7 works by Jacob Rantzau and WUNDERKAMMERN placed 7 works by Agostino Iacurci. And in its 2nd edition, Feature | Korea presented 14 galleries, all of whom reported a great experience at SCOPE with most notable sales at Keumsan Gallery and Bon Gallery.

Juxtapoz Presents program galleries all reported strong sales, with BC Gallery hailing SCOPE as "even better than expected" and crediting SCOPE’s extensive shuttle service to and from Art Basel as making it "that much better". COLAB Gallery placed multiple works, Andenken’s solo presentation of Vinz placed 7 works, and Lawrence Alkin Gallery placed works by Dan Baldwin and others. heliumcowboy sold multiple works by Alex Diamond and Victor Castillo, crediting SCOPE’s digital marketing program with making Diamond’s "Too Old to Die Young" a "trademark work", that as a result, was placed in a prestigious private collection.

Notable collector Uli Sigg was seen walking the aisles of the SCOPE Pavilion, while several corporate collections received private tours of the fair, most notably the Swiss Re Collection, who has been a longtime supporter of SCOPE Exhibitors.

SCOPE Basel 2015 was featured prominently on Telebasel, with an in-depth interview of SCOPE Founder and Director, Alexis Hubshman. Artnet’s article "SCOPE abounds with Discoveries Off the Beaten Track", calls the exhibitor list "impressive", crediting Feature | Korea gallery ChungJark with "stealing the show". Artnet also acknowledged SCOPE as the fair where young galleries "get their foot in the door", praising Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art, Duncan Miller Gallery, Triumph Gallery, Dean Borghi Fine Art and Galerie Mark Hachem.

Following this extraordinarily successful Basel show, SCOPE is delighted to announce its return to the sands of South Beach for SCOPE Miami Beach 2015, December 1-6, 2015. After a stellar 2014 fair which welcomed a record-setting 45,000 visitors, garnered over 300 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 Kat Sambor of Exhibitor Relations: or visit



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