Following the success of its launch last year, Art Basel’s official annual publication, ‘Art Basel | Year 45’ captures and documents the 2014 shows in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong, and goes beyond them, featuring interviews, essays on contemporary art and personal highlights from artists, curators, collectors and museum directors.
Published by JRP|Ringier, the book has an A-to-Z format that maps the world of Art Basel alongside profiles spotlighting each of the 528 galleries participating across the three shows in 2014. It features works from all sectors of the different shows, highlights events and talks and offers vivid and varied perspectives on the global artworld as seen through the eyes of Art Basel.
In a specially commissioned essay, author Sarah Thornton considers the idea of authenticity within today’s art market. Interviewees and contributors include: Nadim Abbas, Harry Bellet, Klaus Biesenbach, Stuart Comer, Paula Cooper, Cosmin Costinas, Bice Curiger, Douglas Fogle, Alex Gartenfeld, Massimiliano Gioni, Hou Hanru, Yuko Hasegawa, Chrissie Iles, Joan Jonas, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Ruba Katrib, Chus Martinez, Ryan McNamara, Jessica Morgan, Carsten Nicolai, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Taiyana Pimentel, Sarah Thornton, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jane & Louise Wilson, Xu Zhen, and many others whose work contributed to the fairs on all three continents.
‘Art Basel | Year 45’ will be available for purchase at all Art Basel shows, and at selected art bookstores across Europe from end of March 2015, and in the United States and Asia from May 2015.
For further information on the book, please visit artbasel.com/year45.