Following Improved Results, ARCOmadrid 2011 Anticipates a Change of Trend

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MADRID.- On February 20th 2011, the 30th ARCOmadrid closed its doors with a positive balance for gallerists, collectors, artists, professionals and general public. The optimism that has prevailed in this edition indicates a recovery of confidence in the market that led to brisk sales, with purchases by private collectors, investors and also by public institutions adding new pieces to their museums and collections. Organised by IFEMA, the fair opened its doors on Wednesday 16th February, and the tape was officially cut on 17th February by Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Asturias. As it was closing, the number of visitors to the fair stands at around 150,000, a figure similar to last year, though with an increase in the number of visitors in the two professional days. ARCOmadrid rejuvenated itself for its 30th birthday, introducing changes that have been very well received by exhibitors and