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WHISPERING GALLERY

Believing in Miracles

BY DT

As the new coronavirus sent much of the world into a mask-wearing tizzy and a rash of self-isolation left city streets in Asia devoid of people, one particular artist was blessed with double luck. Venice-based Japanese glass artist Ritsue Mishima had just finished installing a newly commissioned glass sculpture, Cosmic Ring, for Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi in its second headquarters in Wuhan in late December—fortunately for her, just a few weeks before Covid-19 crippled the city and all of Hubei province. Many gallerists’ heavily sanitized fingers are crossed that…

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