The Wall Street Journal picks the top ten local works on display at ArtHK 11 (we won’t spoil it, you’ll have to click through to find out what they are) in honor of the fair’s final edition under independent ownership:
As a fair, Art HK “has to work in terms of sales for the galleries,” says Magnus Renfrew, the fair’s director, who will still run the 2012 edition. For the big dealers flying in from New York or London, this typically translates into showcasing what some mischievously call “The Greatest Hits”—high-priced works by art-world stars. Some of the Art HK treats will include pieces by artists currently beloved on the international circuit but rarely seen in Asia, among them South Africa’s William Kentridge, Olafur Eliasson from Denmark and the late French-American sculptor Louise Bourgeois. But there will also be plenty of art that speaks local. Of the 250 galleries at Art HK this year, 22 will be from Hong Kong, the most in the fair’s history.
For 2011, Art HK Grows Up and Goes Local (Wall Street Journal)