Pace's inaugural show is oils on paper by Zhang Xiaogang. Above, <i>The Prisoner of Book No.5</i>, 2014. Photo: © Zhang Xiaogang, courtesy of the artist and Pace Hong Kong
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More international galleries branch out to Hong Kong

Pace and Axel Vervoordt time openings with the Art Basel fair (Pace's inaugural show is oils on paper by Zhang Xiaogang. Above, The Prisoner of Book No.5, 2014. Photo: © Zhang Xiaogang, courtesy of the artist and Pace Hong Kong ) Published online: 18 April 2014
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