Kenny Schachter

Luxembourg Freeport
3BM3 Atelier d’Architecture SA, C. Stendardo / B. Montant, Courage, Switzerland

Biennials are out, freeports are in. The one percent loves storage solutions that allow them to squirrel away art without the burden of taxation. The best artworks are coming soon to a freeport near you, but you won’t be allowed to see them unless you can wheel and deal or pay to play. By Kenny Schachter

 Reena Spaulings, The Dealers , 2007 Postcards, postcard rack Courtesy of Campoli Presti

Reena Spaulings, The Dealers, 2007

Postcards, postcard rack

Courtesy of Campoli Presti

Gallerists play a key role in the ecosystem of art and we are grateful to them: for supporting artists, putting on shows, hosting dinners. But swathes of the art market are driven by greed, lying, and back-room deals, all covered by a blanket of secrecy. A look at some of the less savoury tricks of this highly unregulated trade. By Kenny Schachter