UBS, global Lead Partner of Art Basel, celebrates the opening of Art Basel in Miami Beach by releasing its first major print publication on the UBS Art Collection in nearly a decade. UBS Art Collection: To Art its Freedom is a 274-page, deluxe hardback overview of the UBS Art Collection that includes a text on the history of the collection written by Mary Rozell, Global Head UBS Art Collection, as well as an essay by noted scholar Dieter Buchhart. The volume features more than 200 color illustrations of works by acknowledged masters such as Cy Twombly, Alighiero Boetti, Mary Heilmann, Ed Ruscha and Christopher Wool alongside a number of the collection's recent acquisitions and works by emerging artists. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161110006015/en/
This publication, which will be launched at Art Basel in Miami Beach, provides the inspiration for the selection of artworks on view within the UBS lounge. UBS has been an active contemporary art collector since the 1960s and takes a dynamic approach to its collection, continuing to grow and evolve its holdings, acquiring works from around the globe in accordance with the geographical reach of its business. The range of artwork featured in the publication and in the UBS lounge underscores the company's long-standing commitment to contemporary art. As further evidence of our commitment, UBS marks almost a quarter of a century of partnering with Art Basel this year, supporting the organization on a global level and across all three shows in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong.