The system was, however, not cheap. The question of whether New York could accommodate another art fair was sort of a distraction, even a mystification. Perhaps a more pressing issue for more people was the price attached to regular admission to the fair, which was $40. (tickets to MoMA, the city’s most expensive museum, are currently $25; tickets to the Armory, the most expensive of the fairs in March, were $30.) Who would pay that much and why? And what did that $40 price tag say about the state of the contemporary art world?