The 53rd edition of Art Cologne, the world’s oldest modern and contemporary art fair, closed on Sunday. The fair reported an uptick in attendance from 2018, with around 57,000 visitors during its four-day run, despite cutting down on exhibitor numbers—176 galleries participated this year, down from 200 in 2018.
“The strategic decision to reduce the size of the fair and to focus on quality was correct,” the fair’s director, Daniel Hug, said in a statement. The sales reported by dealers at the fair appear to support his claim.
Sales at the 2019 edition of Art Cologne included: