This link takes you to an article on ART HK 2010 by Sarah Douglas. Like many commentators, she sees ART HK as the regional front-runner to become the Art Basel of Asia, citing the lineup of blue-chip galleries from the West at this year's edition (many for the first time) and a record attendance figure of over 46,000 (up from 30,000 in 2009) as signs of a fair on the rise.
Sales also appear to be up. She says: “The spirit at ART HK hardly harkened back to boom time buying mania – collectors weren't dashing through the aisles frantically making purchases, but rather were taking their time with decisions. Many sales were finalised on the last day, and the fair benefited from a jolt of market optimism toward the end when Christies conducted a rousing auction of modern and contemporary art at the convention centre that brought in over $213m.”
Image: visitors photographing the Tracey Emin neon at Lehmann Maupin, ART HK 2010, photograph by Sarah Douglas