Basel Art Fair Tax Remains Fixed

by Art Fag City on June 11, 2009 · 0 comments Events

art fag city, basel, contemporary, singerhaus
Last night this space was packed with young artists and gallerists.

How similar are Art Basel Miami and Basel Switzerland?  Very, if we measure the experience simply by “art fair tax,” the exorbitant invisible fee applied to all consumable items in the city during the time of the event. Yesterday we somehow managed to pay 63 franks total for doners and two gin and tonics.  The drinks were bought at the Broken Hearts Club, a monthly art/dance event in Berlin transplanted for the fair at Singerhaus.  I’m not sure what kind of deals are getting done there, but I’m pretty sure they’re happening over lines of coke.  Needless to say, there’s not a whole lot to report.

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