Tycoons On The Trail Of The Next De Kooning

I'm in one of those dank underground walkways common in Europe, with some of America's top art collectors. We're on our way to Documenta, the huge contemporary art show held once every five years in Kassel, Germany. Our guide stops in front of a shop window lined with articles attacking the show and Catherine David, its French curator. Headlines scream: "Clique of the old Dumbheads" and "Chi Chi from Paris." Later, I realize I've been looking at a work in the show.

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