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Thank you Freke for this intriguing case. Enjoyed learning how the commodification of high-end art is a also driving force for obtaining a desired global city status. Your piece resonates very well with Amsterdam’s Red Carpet urban policy which aims to mobilize capitals from high-end tourists in a way. Mark Minkjan analyzed recently the ironies of construction Haussmann, a luxurious department store in Amsterdam, in relation to the aforementioned policy. http://www.failedarchitecture.com/haussmann-and-the-sanitisation-of-amsterdam/