Art 40 Basel
Messe Basel, Messeplatz
10 June - 14 June 2009
The world’s premier international art show for modern and contemporary works, Art Basel is returning this June in its 40th edition.
Art 40 Basel features nearly 300 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa and more than 2,500 artists ranging from the great masters of Modern art to the latest generation of emerging stars.
Attendance for Art 39 Basel was at 60,000, the New York Times has called the show the “Olympics of the art world,” Le Monde named it “best fair in the world” (“La meilleure foire du monde”) and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung observed that “the best art is barely good enough” (“Die beste Kunst ist gerade gut genug”).