This Country Is the World’s Crossroads for Art
If you frame it, they will come. The United Arab Emirates is increasingly bringing hard-to-obtain art to a global audience, transporting elusive pieces from places like Iran, North Korea, Yemen and Syria, where art lovers may not be able to travel themselves. UAE’s relative prosperity and stability, along with its more than 50 major galleries, have made it an important crossroads in the art trade. Now its capital, Abu Dhabi, is upping the ante with the construction of the first Guggenheim Museum outside the Americas and Europe.