Art Basel is the premier international art show. It began in 1970 thanks to the efforts of Basel gallerists Ernst Beyeler, Trudl Bruckner, and Balz Hilt. It connects collectors, galleries, and artists. There are three shows that happen in the world. One show in Hong Kong, China, one show in Miami, Florida, and one show in Basel, Switzerland. These shows are a driving force in supporting the role galleries play in nurturing the careers of artists. Art Basel caters to artists on all levels. From those seeking to get their name out to ones that have solidified their place in the art world. It exists to provide modern and contemporary artwork of the highest quality.