Art Basel Hong Kong 2013: Buying art at art fairs – 4 tips by Art Radar for Wall Street Journal

Four tips for Hong Kong’s May 2013 art fair visitors from Kate Cary Evans.

The inaugural Art Basel Hong Kong is just days away, and you may be wondering how to make the most of the four short days that you have been given to tackle the biggest art fair in Asia. Well, wonder no more! In a video interview with Wall Street JournalArt Radar founder Kate Cary Evans reveals four useful tips.

Chow Chun Fai, 'Infernal Affairs, “I want my identity back”', 2007, Enamel paint on canvas

Artwork by Chow Chun Fai (‘Infernal Affairs, “I want my identity back”’, 2007, enamel paint on canvas), just one of the many artists and art professionals who will be speaking as part of Art Basel Hong Kong 2013’s Talks programme.

Kate Cary Evan’s top tips for art fair visitors,

  1. “At art fairs, you get to meet dealers in person. When you go to galleries, you are more likely to be greeted by interns.”
  2. “Go on a weekday, not a weekend…” and “go to panels and talks”.
  3. “Reserve a work at the beginning and then negotiate before the end of the fair.”
  4. “Enjoy yourself.”

Click here to read the full article, titled “Art Basel Hong Kong: What to Know Before You Go”, on the Wall Street Journal website (subscriber access only).

Kate Cary Evans also spoke with correspondent Wei Gu about Chinese contemporary art, and why now is a good time to collect it, in a video interview published online by the newspaper on 16 May 2013. Watch the interview on the WSJ website.

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Related Topics: art fairs in Asia, contemporary Chinese artists, business of art – art investment, market watch – recession

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