The Best Booths at the Second Edition of Art Basel’s Paris+, From Subversive Installations to a Decked-Out Car

If attendees at the second edition of Art Basel’s Paris+ fair had any anxiety leading into the event, their fears appeared to have been assuaged during the first VIP preview day on Wednesday. The aisles were jam-packed throughout the day, and dealers reported a bevy of sales during the fair’s opening hours.

Among them were four works, sold for over $1 million each, at Hauser & Wirth and several pieces at Pace Gallery’s Rothko-dedicated booth, including a $65,000 sculpture by Alicja Kwade, who has just joined the gallery. Thaddaeus Ropac announced the successful sale of a $2 million Robert Rauschenberg, and the Paris-based Mennour gallery, meanwhile, said it had sold nearly €3.5 million worth of art.

“Paris+ confirms its major importance,” dealer Kamel Mennour said in a statement accompanying his gallery’s initial sales report. “Since the opening this morning, the concentration of international collectors, curators, and art world players, is extremely high and energizing.”

Below, a look at the best booths on view at Paris+, which runs until October 22.