The Covid-19 pandemic has forced Art Basel to cancel its three annual events in Hong Kong, Basel and Miami Beach, but the fair's organisers are ending the year with a bang: this week Art Basel is launching its only in-person fair of 2020.
Titled Hong Kong Spotlight by Art Basel, the event is taking place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and bringing together 22 galleries that have exhibition spaces in the city, many of whom have had their businesses rocked by the ongoing pandemic. The event is open to VIPs on November 26, then runs from November 27 to 30.
Here's what not to miss.
An eight-metre-long canvas dominates Eddie Martinez's solo show at Perrotin's booth.
Martinez, a self-taught painter based in Brooklyn, is famous for his scrawling, graffiti-like style and for mixing spray paint, oil paint, enamel and detritus from his studio, such as chewing gum and baby wipes.
Alongside the monumental canvas, Perrotin is also presenting works from Martinez's flower series and a selection of paintings on cardboard.