Art Basel was so crowded on the final day that ticketing stopped mid-afternoon for fear exhibits would be damaged. Not all exhibitors were happy to see so many members of the public, as opposed to potential buyers. Photo: Edward Wong
Enid Tsui
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The Collector by Enid Tsui

The verdict on Art Basel; sales defy doubters, crowds exceed expectations

The Hong Kong public showed unprecedented appetite for viewing contemporary art, despite the fair overlapping with Easter, and most exhibitors made a profit as sales held up

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Art Basel was so crowded on the final day that ticketing stopped mid-afternoon for fear exhibits would be damaged. Not all exhibitors were happy to see so many members of the public, as opposed to potential buyers. Photo: Edward Wong
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