SCOPE Basel 2016 | Post Press Release


SCOPE Basel’s 10th Anniversary edition inaugurated its new location at Clarahuus, just three blocks from the Messeplatz.

Beginning with its Platinum First View Event, sales were strong from the start, with several notable collectors and curators acquiring works from SCOPE’s 78 international exhibitors. Lawrence Alkin Gallery placed a work by Lucy Sparrow with the Olbricht Collection in Berlin, and several Damien Hirst works to private collectors.

Laurent Marthaler Contemporary placed work with the Büyükkuşoğlu Family Collection for the Casa dell’Arte in Bodrum, Turkey, while Galerie Mark Hachem placed over €300k worth of work from artists Son Seock, Yves Hayat, Isabell Beyel, Stefano Bombardieri and Hong Yi.

AUREUS Contemporary praised SCOPE’s new location as “A centrally-located, intimate setting,” having met “a whole new set of collectors seeking vibrancy.” AUREUS placed works by all 5 exhibiting artists, while Joerg Heitsch Gallery sold over €100k from artists Yoshiyuki Miura, Bas Meeus, Graig Allan and Peter Demetz.

Returning exhibitor LICHT FELD Gallery placed €150k of works by KRL, Markus Klinko and Marck into several notable collections including Carhartt, as well as a private museum in China. Additionally, Rademakers Gallery placed over 20 works by Zuijderwijk Vergouwe, Flokje van Lith and Ruud van Empel, while The Public House of Art sold over a dozen large-scale photographs from Dagmar van Weeghel.

“The new location is fantastic,” hailed Galerie KUNSTKOMPLEX, placing 16 works by Kim Demuth, Steven Hautemanière, Simona Petrauskaite and Carla Sophie Schnettler. Similarly, WBB Gallery sold 13 artworks from Isabella Sedeka.

Galerie Robert Drees placed €50k of work from Hanna Nitsch into private collections, while Arthobler sold an additional €50k from artist Rómulo Celdrán.

Also reporting strong sales: Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Galerie Virginie Barrou Planquart, VERTES MODERN, Galleri Ramfjord, lorch+seidel contemporary, Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea, Lachenmann Art and Voloshyn Gallery.

Exhibitors reported strong interest from notable collections and museums including: Saatchi, Hermes, Franz Gertsch Museum, Sprengel-Museum, Museum Morsbroich and Keller Wedekind Stiftung.

SCOPE Basel was delighted to partner with artnet to present The Future of Corporate Collections, a panel discussion moderated by artnet’s Suzana Diamond, featuring Loa Haagen Pictet, curator of the Pictet Collection and chair of the IACCCA; Sabrina Kamstra, curator of the AMC Collection and chair of the VBCN and Jutta Nixdorf, senior specialist in Post-War and Contemporary Art at Christie's.

SCOPE Basel 2016 was covered in numerous press and television outlets, including: artnet, Artinfo, Telebasel, Baseler Zeitung, Tageswoche, Radio Basilisk, Aesthetica Magazine, Badische Zeitung, Widewalls and bz Basel, with a forthcoming piece in Forbes.

Following this extraordinarily successful Basel show, SCOPE is delighted to announce its return to the sands of South Beach for SCOPE Miami Beach 2016, November 29 - December 4, 2016. After a stellar 2015 fair which welcomed a record-setting 55,000 visitors, garnered over 400 million impressions and boasted the strongest sales reports in SCOPE’s history, applications for SCOPE Miami Beach will close on June 30th.

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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