Whispering Gallery

All-Star Break


In an increasingly dog-eat-dog art world, poaching the best sales talent has become an international sport. The most recent victory was notched by Cologne-duo Sprüth Magers, who lured Shi-ne Oh away from reigning German titleholder Esther Schipper. Oh was known throughout Europe and Asia for her impressive batting average in selling conceptual art—especially to clients in Asia, and more specifically, in South Korea. Thanks to Oh, Schipper was able to expand both physically and in terms of its ambitions. Now that things have slowed down since Oh’s departure, it’s been heard…

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