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No rest for art collectors as they snap up pieces at Art Basel Miami

Some dealers almost sold out at event preview; many galleries brought in more works to replace early sellers

Among the trends at Art Basel Miami Beach were colourful, mostly abstract paintings that went for about US$500,000 or less. Sculptures - glowing, crumpled or merely stone - were also in demand.

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DOMINIQUE Levy, whose namesake gallery sold more than two-thirds of the works in her booth at Art Basel Miami Beach, has said that the fair attracts collectors who are looking to spend US$100,000 to US$1 million.

Some spent far more than that as the five-day fair ended on