David Zwirner's outpost in London, in the posh Mayfair district. (Courtesy David Zwirner)
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Brash New York Vs. London Cool: The Different Styles of Dealers in Two Big Art Cities

London and New York, epicenters of cosmopolitan taste and bellwethers for the international art market, have long shared galleries, buyers, and a lingua franca. They both rake in huge annual sums at auction for contemporary sales—in 2013-2014 season, New York brought €541,331,656 to London’s €230,325,132. And though the Frieze Art Fair, which is currently in full swing and as hopping as ever, was originally a London product, it’s now a dual brand.

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