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Art Basel (online until 26th June 2020)

(Edit: I originally wrote this over the weekend under the assumption that the viewing rooms were open from 19th to 26th June. As I edit in the early hours of Friday 26th, the fair has closed with little trace of it ever having been open... Alas, here are my thoughts on the online fair)
Last weekend I looked at the online iteration of Art Basel, which has rebranded somewhat to an Online Viewing Room edition instead of its usual runs in Hong Kong, Miami Beach and Basel. It is one of the art fair highlights of the year, and certainly has a big reputation to maintain as well as large pressure to keep selling artworks despite the world being on the cusp of the biggest economic downturn in a century. As I'm sure I've previously said, online counterparts to high-profile events have generally been quite disappointing, and are especially so if you have a low attention span. In the case of Art Basel, there are an eye-watering 282 viewing rooms this year, so I was intrigued to know which …

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