Cambodian artist Leang Sekong was a strong seller at the fair. Here: New Influence, (2015) (Image courtesy Rossi & Rossi).

Art Basel Hong Kong, a Mega-Museum/Mall, Spurs Crowds, Sales—and Change

Now in its third edition, the huge fair, which ended March 17, hosted 233 galleries from 37 countries. But for the first time, Asian buyers seemed open to a wide range of work from Europe and the United States while foreign visitors spent time learning more about artists from throughout the Far East, Southeast Asia and even the Middle East. It was certainly the place where works by Damien Hirst, Tracy Emin and even, Aaron Curry were as much at home as those by Mariko Mori, Xu Bing and Zhang Huan.

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