FAIR PLAY | THE SUPERTOUCH ART BASEL HONG KONG 2014 RECAP

May 21, 2014  |  art

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This year's annual installment of Art Basel Hong Kong wrapped up last week, eating up all the spare change in Asia at the same time the Frieze fair and giant sales at Christie's, Sotheby's, and Phillips looted the pockets of New York's ruling class in a giant global art market money grab. Of course, the usual suspects were all in attendance and new money Asian collectors scrambled to scoop up must-have trophies from Warhol, Koons, Nara, Basquiat, and Murakami, validating China as the new frontier in art sales (sorry New York). Supertouch was in attendance to witness the debauchery and document the best in show. Have a look:

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Pigs fly...

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ROY LICHTENSTEIN's 1977 BMW 320i Group 5 Race Version art car

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ZHANG XIAGONG

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MEL RAMOS
MEL RAMOS

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DOUG AITKEN

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AI WEIWEI

REBECCA BAUMANN:
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DUANE HANSON

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DUANE HANSON

EKREM YALINGAG

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EKREM YALINGAG

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MICHELANGELO PSITOLETTO

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KAWS

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RICHARD PHILLIPS

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ANDY WARHOL

PICASSO
PICASSO

LONGO
ROBERT LONGO

TAKASHI MURAKAMI:
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Murakami with gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin

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Murakami fans out

ASHLEY BICKERTON
ASHLEY BICKERTON

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ASHLEY BICKERTON

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MU BOYAN

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT

LICHT
ROY LICHTENSTEIN

NOBUO SEKINE2
NOBUO SEKINE (& matching dress)

HE XIANGYU's Ai WeiWei sculpture:
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HE XIANGYU

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Jamie Chung ponders Ai WeWei's downfall

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JOAN MIRO
JOAN MIRO

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TRACEY EMIN

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ELMGREN & DRAGSET
ELMGREN & DRAGSET

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EDDIE HARA
EDDIE HARA

LEI XUE
LEI XUE

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DAMIEN HIRST

GREGOR HILDEBRANDT
GREGOR HILDEBRANDT

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RYAN GANDER

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YUE MINJUN

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YAN PEI MING
YAN PEI MING

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ALEXANDER CALDER

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HYUNG KOO KANG

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SUBDOH GUPTA (sculpture)

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Sculpture by JESSICA STOCKHOLDER + painting by SCOTT REEDER

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JR

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YUE MINJUN

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MARK FLOOD

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ROY LICHTENSTEIN

SOOKOO ANG
SOOKOO ANG

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HAJIME SORAYAMA

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HAJIME SORAYAMA

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KENNY SCHARF

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ATIL DODIYA
ATIL DODIYA

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KEITH HARING

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DU KUN
DU KUN

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Girls love DAN COLEN's lipstick kisses painting

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JOAN MIRO

CHEN FEI
CHEN FEI

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PIERRE ET GILLES
PIERRE ET GILLES

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CHUCK CLOSE

PROPELLER GROUP
PROPELLER GROUP

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TODD JAMES

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ALEX KATZ
ALEX KATZ

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ANDY WARHOL

ANISH KAPOOR
ANISH KAPOOR

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WILLIAM McKEOWN

BALDESSARI
JOHN BALDESSARI

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT

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CHANTAL JOFFE

CALDER
ALEXANDER CALDER

YOSHITOMO NARA:
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TOM SACHS
TOM SACHS

YAO PENG1
YAO PENG

LING JIAN2

KATA LEGRADY
KATA LEGRADY

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KEITH HARING

THOMAS HOUSEAGO
THOMAS HOUSEAGO

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SUBDOH GUPTA

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TOMAS SARACENO

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MR

DARBOTZ
DARBOTZ

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CHENG RAN

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SHEPARD FAIREY

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KEITH HARING

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HUGO CANOILAS

UJI HANDOKO EKO SAPUTRA
UJI HANDOKO EKO SAPUTRA

ADRIAN WONG
ADRIAN WONG

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KYUNGAH HAM

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ANDY WARHOL

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MR

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KENNETH NOLAND

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JITISH KALLAT

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KWANG YOUNG CHUN & BRUCE McLEAN

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Sculpture by JAUME PLENSA

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KYOUNG TACK HONG

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ROB PRUITT

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HALIM AL KARIM

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OB

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LI XINPING

TONY ALBERT
TONY ALBERT

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KEHINDE WILEY

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RON ARAD

ZENG FANZHI
ZENG FANZHI

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MR

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ANASTASIA KLOSE

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Art imitates life...

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YAYOI KUSAMA

KEIICHI TANAAMI:
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ZHANG DING

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ZHANG DING

TOSHIO SAEKI
TOSHIO SAEKI

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DAMIEN HIRST

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT & ALEXANDER CALDER

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PATRICIA PICCININI

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DONALD JUDD

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SCOTT CAMPBELL:
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WANG LUYAN:
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DOUG AITKEN

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TRACEY EMIN's projection on the Peninsula Hotel

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