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In this episode, our editors call in from China to report on this year’s edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong. Now in its fifth year, the Asian fair has finally come into its own alongside its sister fairs in Basel and Miami. Plus, we dig into UBS’s new report on the state of the art market in 2016. Data reveals growing wealth inequality across the art world—will this phenomenon prove to be beneficial or detrimental for the market in the long run?
This podcast is hosted by Artsy Associate Editor Isaac Kaplan, joined for this edition by Deputy Editor Alexander Forbes and Art Market Editor Anna Louie Sussman. It was produced by Editorial Associate Abigail Cain.
Intro music: “Something Elated” by Broke For Free
Cover image: Installation view of Chancery Lane and P.P.O.W’s booth at Art Basel in Hong Kong, 2017. Courtesy of Art Basel.
May 4–8, 2018, Park Avenue Armory