SWISS ART DEALER: DON’T EXPECT TO MAKE A LOT OF MONEY IN FIRST 20 YEARS

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Eva Presenhuber is one of most influential art dealers in the world. She owns galleries in both Zurich and New York and has also been in the selection committee of Art Basel. She tells us what it takes to make it into the prestigious fair and how to stay relevant in the ever-changing art market.

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