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Top-tier fare: Another artist that Mr Tam collects is Malaysia's Yee I-Lann, whose 'Sulu Stories: The Archipelago' is seen above. - PHOTO: JOHN HENG

Searching for 'oh my god' art

From around the world, five collectors of South-east Asian art share their wisdom on how to build an art collection. By HELMI YUSOF
Dec 13, 2013 6:00 AM

HOWARD TAM 47, USA Technical director of a medical technology firm HOWARD Tam applies a simple rule of thumb when deciding whether to buy art: "I categorise art into three baskets - oh, oh my and oh my god. The oh my god is the top tier. "I buy