Art Basel Hong Kong draws huge crowds

STORY: Location: Hong Kong, China

Art Basel Hong Kong opened its doors to thousands of visitors

Popular artworks are on display including Yayoi Kusama's ‘Pumpkin’

The annual event is one of Asia's largest contemporary art fairs

and is back in full swing for the first time in four years

Aimee Man/Sales Director, Peres Projects Gallery/Greater China

“This year is really different because the borders are reopening. We are welcoming a lot of collectors from all over the Asian regions, as well as, you know, like a lot of mainland collectors and Korean collectors. The energy is really great. The fair is really dynamic.”

Participating galleries reported bumper sales

Man says 70% of that gallery's art pieces had been sold in the pre-selling session before the fair