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Arts First Look: Inside Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

First Look: Inside Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

First Look: Inside Art Basel Hong Kong 2018
By Isabel Wong
March 28, 2018
Art Basel returns to Hong Kong with 248 participating galleries—take a look inside with our video tour
 
Video: Isabel Wong/Hong Kong Tatler

Art Basel Hong Kong returns for its sixth edition this week. Featuring 248 leading galleries from 32 countries, the fair showcases a wide range of masterpieces from the early 20th century alongside contemporary works by both established and emerging artists including Andy Warhol, George CondoJeff Koons, Frog King and many more.

See also: First Look: Inside Art Central Hong Kong 2018

Merely an hour and a half into Art Basel Hong Kong's private view—a by-invitation-only event attended mostly by collectors—on Tuesday, Willem de Kooning's Untitled XII was sold for US$35 million by Brett Gorvy of Lévy Gorvy Gallery from the renowned collection of Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen. It is the most expensive work known to have been sold at the Hong Kong fair. 

Installation of Willem de Kooning's Untitled XII (1975) in Lévy Gorvy's booth at Art Basel Hong Kong 2018. (Photo: Courtesy of Art Basel)
Installation of Willem de Kooning's Untitled XII (1975) in Lévy Gorvy's booth at Art Basel Hong Kong 2018. (Photo: Courtesy of Art Basel)

Art Basel Hong Kong is open to the public from March 29 until March 31. For more details, visit artbasel.com. Don't forget to drop by the Hong Kong Tatler booth at Art Basel outside the entrance to Hall 1B. 

See also: #HKTatlerArt: Win A 2-Night Stay At Samujana, Koh Samui

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