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A lesson in attending Basel on a budget

Is it possible to attend an event where extravagant expenditure is commonplace without paying for the privilege?

We know of at least one resourceful fairgoer who set out to last the whole week without spending a single Swiss franc, surviving on museum brunches, champagne dinners and VIP car services. Alas, he cracked on day three once he realised no amount of black card power would buy him water, toothpaste or a beer at the Kunsthalle Bar.

Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'Blaggers’ Basel'