Summer Fairs Fire Up Collectors

 Video courtesy of Greg Poschman

This summer the global collector has more than enough options to discover in both Europe and the United States. From regional “savvy” shows to the most prestigious fine art fairs, something decent awaits those on the art journey. Here are a group of shows to place on your calendar for the summer of 2013.  Bring your bikes, bikinis, smoking jackets and little black dresses to enjoy the energetic and social atmospheres.


Chinese conceptial artist - photographer Liu Bolin

Liu Bolin, Hiding in California No. 1 – Hollywood, 2013 courtesy Eli Klen Fine Art


  • Art Basel– Since it’s debut in 1970, Art Basel has become the modern and contemporary art world’s premier showcase for galleries and their artists.  It’s focus is 20th and 21st century art.  Arrive by plane and leave by train to explore Europe.
  • Scope Basel – Held June 10-16th in a new location: Klybeckquai, on the Rhine. View and collect from 75 international fine art galleries focused on contemporary art.  Of note, glance at MASK – the latest works by Liu Bolin at Eli Klein Fine Art

The Vernisage at Art Santa Fe


Three fairs occupy July during the same weekend – that of July 11 through the 14th.  The attention you dedicate to each depends on your need for the frenzy and fan fair that can accompany a brilliant art acquisition.


Steve Jobs vs Neil Armstrong at GALLERY M's Art Aspen Booth

Attendee inspects Alex Cao’s fine art at GALLERY M‘s 2012 Art Aspen Booth.

  • Art Aspen – August 1-4: Aspen Colorado is home to an amazing mountain environment that embraces the arts through this internationally accredited show.  More than 2000 focused collectors join 30 national and international galleries.
  • Art Crush – July 31-August 2: The Aspen Art Museum’s exciting excuse to host a summer benefit party.

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