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Buying high-end art during a pandemic

Social distancing forces art collectors to purchase million-dollar artworks after viewing them only digitally

New York gallery David Zwirner, one of the biggest dealers in the world, sold this painting by Marlene Dumas for US$2.6 million.


COVID or no Covid, the high-end art market is determined to carry on. On Wednesday at 6pm, the celebrated Art Basel Hong Kong didn't open at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre as it has for years. The actual physical art fair had been cancelled after thousands of...