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50 Years of Art Basel – the 1970s

50 Years of Art Basel – the 1970s

Half a century ago, Trudl Bruckner convinced fellow Basel gallerists, Ernst Beyeler and Balz Hilt, to found the fair then known simply as 'Art'. Marking its 50th anniversary at a moment when nothing is as it has been, a series of five talks will follow Art Basel's journey across the decades. These talks will not only look at the history of Art Basel, but also address the evolution of the artworld since 1970. 

The first talk in the series brings together participants from Art Basel's earliest editions. Collector Ulla Dreyfus-Best and gallerists David Juda and Ursula Krinzinger will join Art Basel's Marc Spiegler to discuss their memories of the nascent fair and the 1970s art market. 

50 Years of Art Basel – the 1970s
Zoom & Facebook Live, Thursday, July 16, 2020
10am ET / 4pm CET / 10pm HKT

Art Basel is also publishing a series of articles looking back at the many memorable moments of the fair's first 50 years. Click below to read the first edition of this ongoing timeline, featuring firsthand accounts alongside archival images and documents.

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