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Start your April with some fine art
Many art galleries in and around Philadelphia stay open later on the first Friday of the month. Here are some exhibits and activities happening tonight and throughout the month.

Start your April with some fine art
Many art galleries in and around Philadelphia stay open later on the first Friday of the month. Here are some exhibits and activities happening tonight and throughout the month.

Chinese artist barred from flight
Prominent Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is stopped by the authorities from leaving the Chinese capital, Beijing, reports say.

$10 million triptych sets Chinese art record
A new auction record for contemporary Chinese art was set in Hong Kong Sunday, when a triptych by Zhang Xiaogang sold for HK$79 million (more than $10 million) at a Sotheby's auction.

$10 million painting boosts Chinese contemporary market
A triptych oil painting by Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang sold for $10.1 million in Hong Kong on Sunday, which Sotheby's said was a record auction price for a contemporary artwork from China.

Chinese contemporary oil painting breaks $10 million
A triptych oil painting by the Chinese artist Zhang Xioagang has sold for more than $10 million (£6.2 million) in Hong Kong.

$12.8 million triptych sets Chinese art record
HONG KONG - A NEW auction record for contemporary Chinese art was set in Hong Kong on Sunday, when a triptych by Zhang Xiaogang sold for HK$79 million (S$12.8 million) at a Sotheby's auction. Forever Lasting Love, painted for an exhibition in 1988, was described in the catalogue as 'the first creative pinnacle of Zhang Xiaogang's illustrious career'.

Triptych sets record for Chinese contemporary art
A three-panel oil painting by artist Zhang Xiaogang sells for 79m Hong Kong dollars (£6.3m) - a record auction price for Chinese contemporary art.

$10 mln painting boosts Chinese contemporary market
HONG KONG, April 4 (Reuters) - A triptych oil painting by Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang sold for $10.1 million in Hong Kong on Sunday, which Sotheby's said was a record auction price for a contemporary artwork from China.

$10 million painting boosts Chinese contemporary market
A triptych oil painting by Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang sold for $10.1 million in Hong Kong on Sunday, which Sotheby's said was a record auction price for a contemporary artwork from China.

$10 million painting boosts Chinese contemporary market
A triptych oil painting by Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang sold for $10.1 million in Hong Kong on Sunday, which Sotheby's said was a record auction price for a contemporary artwork from China.

$10 million triptych sets Chinese art record
A new auction record for contemporary Chinese art was set in Hong Kong Sunday, when a triptych by Zhang Xiaogang sold for HK$79 million (more than $10 million) at a Sotheby's auction.

$10 million triptych sets Chinese art record
A new auction record for contemporary Chinese art was set in Hong Kong Sunday, when a triptych by Zhang Xiaogang sold for HK$79 million (more than $10 million) at a Sotheby's auction.

Triptych sets Chinese art record
An oil painting by Zhang Xiaogang sells for $9.8 million - a record auction price for Chinese contemporary art.

Triptych by Chinese artist sets record after it was sold for 6.3million pounds
London, Apr 5 : A three-panel oil painting by a Chinese artist has set a new contemporary art record after it was sold for 6.3 million pounds or 79 million Hong Kong dollars.

Triptych by Chinese artist sets record after it was sold for 6.3m dlrs
London, Apr 5 (ANI): A three-panel oil painting by a Chinese artist has set a new contemporary art record after it was sold for 6.3 million pounds or 79 million Hong Kong dollars.

Bird’s Nest Soup
Last Sunday morning, the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was passing through customs in the Beijing airport when he was approached by uniformed officers and detained. Mr. Ai, his traveling companion was told, had "other business" to attend to. Shortly thereafter, police officers raided his studio in Beijing. They interrogated employees and members of his family, and confiscated his computers ...

University of Maryland, You're Next!
University of Maryland, College Park, Hyphen's coming to you next Tuesday as part of our college tour! Hyphen has partnered up with I.W. Group and McDonald’s in an effort to inform and empower campuses with its unique perspective on Asian American arts, culture and politics. With style, of course. Next Tuesday, I will be heading out to UMD (again) to mingle with the students. Can't believe it ...

Art and political world worried for Ai Weiwei
Concerns have been raised in Switzerland over the fate of the detained Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, who has strong links to the Swiss art scene.

Sotheby's Chinese porcelain auction flops
A much-anticipated sale of imperial Chinese porcelain in Hong Kong, billed as one of the world's greatest collections, has received a tepid response from bidders, with many prized lots unsold.

Sotheby’s $337 Million Auction Falters as H.K. Buyers Hold Back
Sotheby’s total for its Hong Kong marathon crept up to $337 million last night in an auction marked by the absence of mainland Chinese buyers for the most expensive items, dealers said.

Sotheby’s Sale Marathon Totals $450 Million on Chinese Bids
Sotheby’s eight-day Hong Kong marathon ended today with HK$3.49 billion ($450 million) sales, as mainland buyers paid top prices for the rarest items.

Penrith fights to save its cinema
Harry Potter team and Withnail star Richard E Grant line up to buy shares. And why the M6 south of the town has just been a dodgy spot. It can't be bad to have Harry Potter on board, but Penrith still needs £600,000 plus to save its venerable Alhambra cinema. Campaigners have until the end of the month to find the balance in donations or the sort of £50 share which the Potter saga's director ...

Sotheby's in record $447 mln Asian art auction
Sotheby's said Saturday it sold a record HK$3.49 billion ($447 million) worth of Asian and Chinese art, fine wines, watches and jewels at its eight-day Hong Kong auction.

Sotheby's in record $447 mln Asian art auction
Sotheby's said Saturday it sold a record HK$3.49 billion ($447 million) worth of Asian and Chinese art, fine wines, watches and jewels at its eight-day Hong Kong auction.

Artists call for release of detained dissident Ai Weiwei | Global Post
Artists call for release of detained dissident Ai Weiwei By Kathleen E. McLaughlin BEIJING, China — At an art event this weekend in Beijing’s famous factory-turned-creative district, the greatest presence in the room was the one who never showed up. Artist Ai Weiwei was scheduled to help open a discussion of an art and design festival coming up this fall in Gwangju, South Korea. The event in the ...

SFist Giveaway: Tickets to Matcha Next Thursday, 4/21
The Asian Art Museum presents -- for just three days only (April 19-21) -- the exclusive Pure Views exhibition, a special installation of brand new works by some of China's most world-renowned and emerging artists. The closing night of the exhibit, which coincides with the museum's MATCHA event next Thursday, will feature a panel discussion about art in China today amongst four of the featured ...

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Poetry in motion
An artist uses calligraphy and abstract art on aluminium to reflect the energy and meaning of Mao’s poems.

The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Bhutto, A Thousand Hearts
Thursday April 21 -- San Francisco MATCHA: Contemporary Chinese Art This month's MATCHA is a culmination of the exhibit Pure Views , a special installation of never-before-seen works by some of China's most celebrated emerging artists. Four of these artists -- Hong Lei, Wang Guangyi, Yue Minjun, and Zhou Chunya, along with critic Liu Chun and curator Lu Peng -- will give a panel discussion about ...

In the zone
The Bauhaus style of 798 Art Zone was imported from East Germany. (Photo by Zhui Ying for China Daily) The transformation of 798 Art Zone from a village into an internationally famous centre of art reflects China's rise, but not everyone is happy with the changes, Chen Nan reveals.

Chinese art infringing on Indigenous market
The National Association for the Visual Arts says Australian Indigenous art is facing stiff competition from China.

Chinese art infringing on Indigenous market
The National Association for the Visual Arts says Australian Indigenous art is facing stiff competition from China.



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