Founded by gallerists in 1970 in Basel, Art Basel has been a driving force in supporting the role that galleries play in the nurturing of artists and the development and promotion of visual arts.
In addition to showing exciting works by world-renowned artists, Art Basel is always innovating, expanding its platform for new artists who represent the vanguard of the visual arts. Its worldwide reputation – earned over the last forty years – for showing work of the highest merit, and attracting the world’s leading gallerists and collectors, has made Art Basel the place where the art world meets.
As a family owned company, headquartered in Basel, Davidoff has a deep commitment to art, culture, and living well. These are some of the values we share with the Art Basel organization. We are delighted to partner with Art Basel to engage our customers in Europe as well as in the United States, and most recently, in Hong Kong. Each of these global events has given us an opportunity to share the latest news about the Davidoff Art Initiative, which we launched at Art Basel in 2012. As we look to expanding our Art Initiative worldwide in the years to come, it gives us great confidence to combine forces with an organization that knows how to engage art patrons and enthusiasts, and whenever they seek to fill time beautifully.
Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard, CEO Oettinger Davidoff AG
During the fairs, Davidoff operates a VIP hospitality lounge in the Collectors Lounge, giving guests the opportunity to experience and to enjoy the world of Davidoff and to offer a space for inspiring and creative dialogue.