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DIFC Gulf Art Fair 
Launches In Dubai

By Elaine W. Ng

•DIFC Gulf Art Fair, Dubai, 2007. Sculpture by Sunil Gawde, 2007. Copyright MartinParr/Magnum Photos.

The DIFC Gulf Art Fair kicked off auspiciously on March 7 just as the ink of French president Jacques Chirac's pen was drying in a formal agreement for the Louvre's new Abu Dhabi outpost (SEE ABOVE). The UAE's first contemporary art fair is one of many recent international courtships. Power suitors, including the Guggenheim Foundation and auction house Christie's, marked territory in early 2006 (SEE AAP 50)

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