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Unstoppable Market Fan Fair

by Elaine W. Ng

YUE MINJUN, Le déjeuner sur l'herbe, 1995, oil on canvas, 70.75 x 98.5 in. Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd. 2007.

China International Galleries Exposition (CIGE) launched its fourth annual edition on May 2-6, during East Asia’s Golden Week holiday, but the week was less than golden for the fair's 120 participating galleries, predominantly from China and the Asia region. Most dealers agreed that CIGE did not replicate last year's sell-out booths. Many attributed the lack-luster attendance to poor scheduling at the time of one of the…

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