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Argentina's art boom is here to stay

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Before the global economy took a nose dive last year, the art market was rocketing to new heights while boosting price-tags and profits along with it.

Contemporary works proved particularly popular and insiders were eager to spot the next big thing to pluck from obscurity.

While many economies are still struggling to recover, Latin America's art scene is thriving once again.

The BBC's Candace Piette has the story from Buenos Aires.

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