Access by Art Basel: A Hybrid Digital and Physical Experience

December 1, 2023

Access by Art Basel is a curated sales platform supporting local and international charity initiatives, launching during Art Basel Miami Beach.

Let's explore how Access by Art Basel integrates philanthropic giving into art sales.

Integrating Philanthropy in Art Sales

On Access by Art Basel, collectors can select which local or international initiative their donation pledge will benefit when they make a purchase request on art works.

A Curated Selection of Prime Artworks

Access by Art Basel showcases a selection of top tier art works for collectors to explore online before Art Basel Miami Beach opens, as well as physically at the gallery booth once the fair opens.

Secure Payments and Instant Splits

State-of-the-art payment technology from Arcual enables collectors to make seamless and secure online payments. The gallery and beneficiary receive their payout split automatically.

New Connections and Opportunities

Access is designed to foster meaningful new relationships between galleries, collectors, artists and charities.

Meet the Galleries participating in Access by Art Basel

The pilot Access by Art Basel sale includes artworks by over a dozen participating exhibitors at Art Basel Miami Beach 2023, including:

Pace Gallery, François Ghebaly, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, kaufmann repetto, Kasmin, Sean Kelly, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Lehmann Maupin, Luhring Augustine, Mendes Wood DM, Sprüth Magers, Hauser & Wirth, Tina Kim, Karma, and Jessica Silverman.

Bernadine Bröcker Wieder, CEO, Arcual says: 

"Access demonstrates what the Arcual team, comprising some of the most agile engineers and thinkers in the art and tech space, can build. The platform fully integrates philanthropic giving into art sales using our seamless payment split technology. We are very excited for this collaboration with Art Basel, and for more impact-driven activations to come between the two companies next year."

Noah Horowitz, CEO, Art Basel says:

“The art community is deeply engaged in the world around it. We wanted to deliver a platform that meaningfully and effectively supports the causes that matter to our galleries and their artists, while allowing them to remain the beneficiaries of 100% of the sale on artworks. Access by Art Basel connects our clients to an expanded global audience of art patrons via an easy digital platform that simultaneously streamlines the process for collectors to buy with immediate and significant philanthropic impact.”

Access by Art Basel is powered by Arcual

Arcual is building the next generation of digital infrastructure for the artworld, improving trust and security in transactions and exchanges.

Pictured: Pierrot with overbite, 2006, Hernan Bas. Image Courtesy Fredric Snitzer Gallery.

Access by Art Basel

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