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Art Market Briefing — Global

Preface

Seven Tokyo galleries put aside their rivalry and form a collective, while London prepares to pull out the stops for Frieze week.

Alistair Hicks, Andy Warhol, Frieze festival, Lucian Freud

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Tokyo [NTC]

The words “cut” and “throat” may apply to rival art galleries in some cities. But in Tokyo, a more harmonious story unfolds. Seven independent galleries have joined forces to create the New Tokyo Contemporaries (NTC), a collective determined to revitalise the city’s art scene.

A refreshing alliance, the group produces a growing number of events, installations, salons and performances as well as publicising individual exhibitions. Members include seven of Tokyo’s most high-profile young galleries: Mujin-to Production, Yuka Sas…

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