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ART FAIR REPORT

Global Lusts, Regional Dreams

Exterior view of the Messeplatz in Basel, Switzerland, the venue for Art Basel 2014. Photo by HG Masters for ArtAsiaPacific.

Basel

A sleepy little river city of barely half-a-million residents, with respected universities, a modest industrial area of pharmaceutical companies and a few prominent architecture firms, Basel was once known for its understated elegance and unassumingly deep pockets. Since Art Basel's parent company, the MCH Group, debuted its massive Herzog & de Meuron addition to its Messe exhibition venue last year, the city has begun to shed this modest

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