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Notes from the arts world

By prospect   February 2005

Louise Macbain’s bid for the art world Charles Saatchi’s grip on the art world is likely to loosen as it becomes clear that, with his “Triumph of Painting” show, he is following, not leading, the pack. So who will fill the power vacuum? The likely candidate is not just another big collector, but someone who has discerned a different source of influence. 2005 is the year in which it will become apparent whether the Canadian millionairess Louise MacBain will succeed in her ambition to create a new model for tugging global art strings from her London base. Her masterplan is…

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