Behind the glamour of art galleries

Gallerists emphasise the long process it takes to build up relationships with artists and cultivate art collectors

Ms Patricia Liang, 51, founder and owner of Mulan Gallery, once lugged 25kg of Crank clay back from the United Kingdom for potter Iskandar Jalil.

She recalls that the two packs of the clay, then unavailable in Singapore, were so heavy that both the hotel concierge and the odd-sized baggage handlers at the airport remarked on the weight. She busted her baggage allowance on that trip.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 22, 2019, with the headline 'Behind the glamour of art galleries'. Print Edition | Subscribe