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ART FAIR REPORT

No Rest for The Wealthy

HERZOG & DE MEURON’s new structure for Art Basel spans the Messeplatz, and has resulted in a significantly darkened plaza, 

despite the enormous oculus at its center. Photo by HG Masters for ArtAsiaPacific.

Art Basel

The traditional finish line of the February-to-June global tour d’art is Art Basel (June 13–16) in Basel. This year, the art fair’s parent company, MCH Group, debuted its new complex, an imperious structure of undulating steel bands designed by hometown architects Herzog & de Meuron. The new building made evident the outsized

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