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And while there were sales across the board, business was quite sensational for works under DM10,000 (say £3000) with much demand for younger, less established artists.

Galleries were selling seven-figure works although Cologne dealer Karsten Greve, who was on the fair committee, admitted that it is increasingly difficult to market objects in the million deutschmark area in a country burdened with such heavy taxation. He did, however, manage it with a major Cy Twombly.

Demand for sculpture was very strong, as it was for photography although in the latter case buying was more selective.