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Artists on the front line to save the art market

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OUR ADVICE – Faced with the pandemic, gallery owners from Europe and America are increasing digital initiatives to avert the closure of their spaces and the collapse of their world.

Urs Fischer, the New York-based artist from Zurich, is the claimed heir to the Dada spirit. Here, a portrait of Urs Fischer by Chad Moore (detail) Courtesy Gagosian.
Urs Fischer, the New York-based artist from Zurich, is the claimed heir to the Dada spirit. Here, a portrait of Urs Fischer by Chad Moore (detail) Courtesy Gagosian. Photo Chad Moore courtesy Gagosian

After Paris, the epidemic now overwhelms New York, a stronghold of the international art market, with its galleries in Chelsea, Tribeca, the Lower Eastside, the Upper Eastside, its artists who impose themselves on everyone and hold the top of the block. Each of these galleries, large or small, in New York as in Paris, tries, in its own way to face this disastrous situation by asserting its talents, its creativity, its network. In the past three weeks, we have seen digital initiatives flourish that try to bring art back to the heart of our confined lives. Here is our selection.

● Give the floor to the artists, every week

Larry Gagosian, tenor of this international market, had to cancel or postpone a number of exhibitions, those in progress in his 18 spaces, from New York to Rome, from London to Athens, from Geneva to Hong Kong. Thus, in Paris, was to open on March 18, and until May 30, the exhibition of Sarah Sze, the meticulous installation artist who represented the United States during

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