Second edition of Paris+ par Art Basel highly successful

Paris+ par Art Basel's second edition once again showcased the French capital's exceptional cultural dynamism and continued ascent as a global art market hub. Featuring 154 premier galleries including 61 operating spaces in France, the show offered a vibrant panorama of the country's thriving art scene, to which it further contributed with an expanded, freely accessible public program realized in collaboration with the city's world-class cultural institutions and unfolding across six storied Parisian locations.

The second edition was emboldened by a strong showing of leading international participants from Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, including 15 galleries who joined Paris+ par Art Basel for the first time. The fair took place at the Grand Palais Éphémère from October 20 to 22 and attracted an overall attendance of 38’000 throughout its VIP and public days. The fair’s next edition will unfold in the event’s permanent venue, the iconic Grand Palais, from October 18 to 20, 2024.

“Together, we were able to present art of the highest quality, from the show floor to the Jardin des Tuileries, and the fair’s impact on the city’s cultural life is palpable.”

Clément Delépine, Director of Paris+ par Art Basel

Galleries reported strong sales across all market segments, including works by 20th-century masters such as Alexander Calder, Ed Clark, Niki de Saint Phalle, Leonor Fini, Jean Hélion, Aristide Maillol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Anna Zemánková; blue-chip contemporary artists such as Mark Bradford, Tracey Emin, Camille Henrot, Loie Hollowell, Lee Ufan, Wolfgang Tillmans, Yan Pei-Ming, and Flora Yukhnovich; mid-career practitioners such as Katinka Bock, Mohamed Bourouissa, Reggie Burrows Hodges, Sayre Gomez, Rachel Jones, Suki Seokyeong Kang, Jean-Luc Moulène, and Laure Prouvost; and emerging voices such as Jenna Bliss, Gaëlle Choisne, Elladj Lincy Deloumeaux, Karol Palczak, Nora Turato, Sophie Varin, Xie Lei, and Trevor Yeung.