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ART FAIR REPORT

Brand Battle

Exterior view of Art Basel in Basel, 2015. Copyright and courtesy Art Basel. 

On the heels of record auction sales in New York and with concerns over a possible “Grexit” still weeks away, in mid-June the upper echelons of the international art market were still buying away. Collectors remained fixated on acquiring big-ticket modernist works and snapping up the latest productions coming off the assembly lines of brand-name contemporary figures. Meanwhile, over in East and Southeast Asia, midyear fairs appear to be struggling to gain momentum and to break away…

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