Visitors at Art Basel Hong Kong in 2019. The fair, which drew 88,000 people last year, has been cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak centred on Wuhan, China. Photo: James Wendlinger

Art Basel Hong Kong called off over coronavirus fears; decision ‘extremely difficult’, organiser says

  • Overseas art dealers had urged the fair’s cancellation, and organiser says unfolding virus outbreak left it with no choice; event drew 88,000 people in 2019
  • Art Central, another fair due to have been held in the same week in March, has also been cancelled
Topic |   Art Basel
Visitors at Art Basel Hong Kong in 2019. The fair, which drew 88,000 people last year, has been cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak centred on Wuhan, China. Photo: James Wendlinger
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