British artist Tracey Emin seems stressed and ruffled as she weaves through crowds of deep-pocketed collectors to reach three of her pieces on prominent display at Art Basel. ‘It’s a trade fair, isn’t it? People are shopping,’ she told AFP in an interview at the largest contemporary art fair on the planet, which opened to the public Thursday. Emin, one of Britain’s most famous living artists, said showing her work at the Lehmann Maupin gallery booth at Basel, inside halls teeming with art enthusiasts and investors, was very different to exhibiting in dedicated museums and galleries. ‘It’s heightened commerciality on an extreme level. You’ve got billionaires and millionaires and art lovers that are getting in from all over the world, and they have come here to buy art,’ she said. A vast array of artworks by 20th century masters like Picasso, Calder and Warhol, mixed in with today’s

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