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What is Going on at Art Basel Hong Kong?

by Michael Anthony Farley on March 24, 2016
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If you ask someone how the art market is doing in Hong Kong, get ready for an earful. We’re unfortunately not in town for Art Basel, so we can’t speak to that topic first-hand. But as a person with internet access, I’ve been bombarded with more contradictory facts and opinions (let’s be honest, mostly opinions) about the state of the unstable Chinese economy, the tastes of the Asian art market, and the manic-depressive cycles of art fair outlooks than I ever thought I’d need to know.

Below, we’ve aggregated some of the uneven reporting on Art Basel Hong Kong, including some quotes from director Adeline Ooi and other industry experts, to get a better idea of just what China’s market troubles mean for the art world:

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You’re Not Invited To Art Basel’s Most Exclusive Party

by Art Fag City on December 3, 2009

POST BY PADDY JOHNSON The W Hotel, South Beach Miami Art Fag City would like to know why our friends were not invited to tonight’s private Art Basel dinner party at Soleá. Hosted by Newsprint mogul Peter Brant, mega-collector Alberto Mugrabi and arts patron/star real estate developer Aby Rosen, the Evite names just about every art […]

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Massive Links: Art Market Edition

by Art Fag City on November 3, 2008

John Baldessari, Image via: db-artmag “The bigger the idea, the longer the career, because that's what makes an artist's work relevant, rich, and rewarding,” says veteran adviser Thea Westreich, “I never trust the multitudes, because the most radical ideas take the longest for the market to absorb.”  Westreich issued this opinion in 2006 to New […]

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Artworld Salon Meet Art Fag City

by Art Fag City on March 15, 2007

Screengrab AFC I haven’t visited any blog over the last week without seeing a link to Artworld Salon, the newest Internet site run by art news journalists. The most weighty of those links (due only to readership numbers) comes from Walter Robinson at Artnet, who calls the site “the new blog for art world insiders”. […]

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Fresh Links!

by Art Fag City on July 16, 2007

Artworld Salon: In Case You Missed the News Mark Speigler formally of Artworld Salon and Artnet Artnews announces his new position as the Director of Strategy and Development at Art Basel. I assume a deep understanding of social networking tools isn’t a job requirement, so I’m sure he’ll do just fine. Correction:  Typos occasionally occur […]

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