China becoming a major player in international art world

December 4, 2014 10:13 PM

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Lu Jingjing traveled for more than 20 hours from China to get here to the buzzing, banging, barely organized chaos at the Miami Beach Convention Center by Monday, joining hundreds of her colleagues from around the world in the frenzied preparations for Art Basel Miami Beach.

“Everyone knows the U.S. art market is the biggest in the world,” says Lu, director of Beijing Commune, one of China’s top contemporary galleries. She is no stranger to the international art scene, having showcased at Art Basel fairs in Hong Kong and Switzerland. But their Miami debut is still a sig...

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