Karen Rosenberg goes to the satellite fairs for The New York Times:
At Scope a painting signed Yu Ling, at Eli Klein Fine Art, was revealed to be the work of the actress Lucy Liu. Intentionally or not, Ms Liu’s prank mocked the demand, in recent seasons, for undiscovered Chinese contemporary artists. [ . . . ]
Scattered throughout Pulse are galleries from Beijing and Shanghai, but other urban centers also vie for attention: Moscow, Manila, Montreal. Most are fluent in the language of international contemporary art: blurry Photo Realist painting, staged and digitally enhanced photography, crafty crocheted sculptures festooned with sequins and bric-a-brac.
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