SCOPE Art Show

SCOPE Art Show (also known as just SCOPE and SCOPE Art Fair) is a contemporary art fair held annually in New York City, Miami, and Basel. The art fairs, which focus on young galleries and emerging art, each include between 60 and 100 exhibitors.[1]


SCOPE was founded by artist and gallerist Alexis Hubshman.[2] The first art fair was held at New York’s Gershwin Hotel. SCOPE began as an international exhibition of 28 galleries, curators, and art organizations. Each exhibitor featured one emerging artist.

In 2004, SCOPE New York expanded to feature 65 international exhibitors and included the new Culture on the Verge Party to open the fair. In addition to the continuing Miami, New York, and Los Angeles fairs, SCOPE added a fair in London at the Melia White House in Regents Park in 2004. In 2005, SCOPE included the Hamptons and Venice in its program. In 2007, SCOPE Basel was held for the first time at E-Halle.

Collector Mentorship AuctionEdit

The Collector Mentorship Auction, created by artist Lilah Freedland for Scope, allowed young collectors to further their knowledge of the art field by bidding on mentorship hours with established collectors. The silent auction took place at Fairs in Miami, New York, and The Hamptons. Young art collectors from the Whitney Contemporaries, the Guggenheim Museum’s Young Collectors Council, the Core Club, and the Soho House, among others, bid for the opportunity to work with more experienced collectors such as Beth Rudin DeWoody, Warhol collaborator Bob Colacello, Enrique Norten, Jed Walentas, and Brooklyn Museum director Arnold Lehman.[3]

Green InitiativeEdit

SCOPE Hamptons 2008 includes a Green Lecture/Panel Discussion featuring architects and representatives from both Verdant Magazine and the Parrish Art Museum.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Neuendorf, Henri (June 8, 2016). "What to See at SCOPE Basel in 2016". Art Net. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  2. ^ Vazquez, Neil (October 30, 2015). "Scope Founder Alexis Hubshman Talks Art Basel Trends for the Season". Miami New Times. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  3. ^ Orden, Erica (July 24, 2008). "Up for Bid at Scope Hamptons: Collector Mentorship". New York Sun. Retrieved 18 October 2016.

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