Political art was huge at Art Basel… but did it sell?

Art Basel 2017 ©Sylvia Edwards Davis

Art Basel 2017 ©Sylvia Edwards Davis

Art can be a powerful political tool that can speak for the voiceless, and express what words can’t or won’t say. But when political high jinks are stranger than fiction and dominate the news, social media, and entertainment, does activist art suffer from overexposure.

As the 48th edition of the juggernaut that is Art Basel wrapped up, it had welcomed 95,000 visitors,  291 galleries from 35 countries and showed, according to Bloomberg, $3.4 billion worth of artworks competing for attention. Sales were strong on the first two days… read on

[Culture Trip – June 2017]

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