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Art Basel celebrates its fortieth birthday

The milestone is marked with nod to all the dealers who have contributed to the event since 1970

Art Basel celebrates its 40th anniversary with a rollcall of all 3,109 galleries that have participated since 1970, listed on a billboard at the entrance to Art Unlimited (which celebrates its tenth birthday). Ninety galleries and 30 art publishers from ten countries attended the first fair, which drew 16,300 visitors. This year almost 300 galleries from 33 countries will attend. Only four dealers have come every year since the launch: Annely Juda (2.0/G1), Lahumière (2.0/M2), Hans Mayer (2.0/Q1) and Beyeler (now as a foundation). See pages 4, 5 & 6.

Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'Art Basel Happy birthdays'