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Whispering Gallery

Lucian Freud

The art world’s love affair with fairs came into full bloom this fall. The inaugural ShContemporary made the world’s China infatuation seem like a dream come true. In spite of a restrained Wednesday evening preview that had punters grumbling about the lack of alcohol, buyers overcame any inhibitions by their own devices, providing galleries enough of a buzz to sign up for a second round next year. Galleries such as Pi Li’s UniversalStudios-beijing, James Cohan and 10 Chancery Lane totaled transactions hovering around USD 1 million. As of this writing, Galleri Faurschou’s $16…

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