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"I think they are buying again," said Steven Henry, director of the Paula Cooper Gallery in New York. "I wouldn't say the market has rebounded in full. ... I think what you are seeing is slightly more confidence in the economy."
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Clearwater said the North Miami museum has bought at almost every Art Basel Miami Beach.
"We are looking for works that would be related to works already in the collection," she said. "With the economy ... the dust has kind of settled. I believe the general feeling is that we have passed the worst ... feeling more confident about making these kinds of purchases."
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They will be showing a solo presentation by Ulla von Brandenburg, which will include two handmade quilts.
There are also many art and design satellite fairs going on during Art Basel Miami Beach, which ends Sunday. A sampling:
— SCOPE Art show launches emerging contemporary art galleries.
— Art Asia, which aims to show the diversity of contemporary Asian artists.
— Bass Museum of Art shows some works from the Jumex Collection.
— Design Miami celebrates the best of international design.
— Art Miami show