From the beginning of the global alarm due to Covid-19, art fairs around the world have changed their relationship with the audience by adapting to the current situation. The increase of online Art fair has grown up exponentially, and except for small periods of stability during the coronavirus crisis, the face-to-face art fair has suffered a large number of cancellations all around the world.
Art Basel Viewing Rooms is still present in September for the third edition with a similar show to the previous Viewing Rooms (Art Basel Hong Kong and Art Basel Viewing Rooms June). There are certain differences in volume and participating artists available by gallery: compared to the June digital edition, Art Basel OVR Sep has brought together a total of 100 galleries with a maximum of 7 artists exhibited by each one, this contrasts to the June edition, which reached the 277 galleries, with a maximum of 15 artists / works per viewing room.
This study aims to analyze the 20 most exhibited artists in Art Basel On Line 2020 in 3 groups: total, alive and dead. This segmentation finds to make a separate view of the different artistic careers that are promoted in the art fair, and from these segments analyze the artists’ birth year, country of origin and their gender. The Top 20 is presented as a standard ranking and despite the magnitude of the artists on display (around 1800 artists presented), it can be a starting point to dissect the Art Basel On Line 2020 edition and its approaches through its galleries.