The art market experienced a noteworthy correction in Hong Kong last week.
Even more damning: Prior to the debate, 20% were in favor and 60% against, with 20% undecided. The arguments convinced more than half of the undecideds to reject the claim that sales trump all other measures of a work of art's caliber.
Speaking for the claim were Amy Cappellazzo of Christie's auction house and longtime art investment advisor and art dealer Jeffrey Deitch, current director of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Artists Matthew Collings and Rirkrit Tiravanija spoke against.
The newspaper also noted that the official drink at the art fair came from the world's oldest established champagne house -- Ruinart.