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WHISPERING GALLERY

Fairs a Go Go

BY DT

The recent “back to school” season kicked off with the usual surfeit of biennials, fairs and grand openings. Turkish gallerists were piqued, but not at all surprised, to see that Contemporary Istanbul had allotted the largest booth to a gallery that had only just opened that same week. However, its owner, Murat Pilevneli, is no novice at the art game. In the 2000s, he founded Galerist, Turkey’s most successful international gallery, securing spots at Art Basel in Basel and launching the careers of a generation of artists, including…

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