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Getty Fires Educators to Buy More Art, Analyzing Occupy Style on May Day, and ...
Getty Fires Educators to Buy More Art, Analyzing Occupy Style on May Day, and ...

Small Wonder
The child of Episcopal missionaries with deep roots in colonial Massachusetts, Tyng was born in China and educated in Jiangxi Province and New York State. One winter while she was a student at the Kuling American School, she packed snow into wooden ...

The Challenge of Creating Space
... a temporary structure housing five days of Cantonese opera, contemporary art and classic Hong Kong movies. The district's first permanent venues are slated to open in 2015, including the 1100-seat Xiqu Centre, with facilities for Chinese opera, ...

Vancouver Art Gallery announces major acquisitions
“Wall has played a key role in establishing photography as a contemporary art form, and is one of the most significant artists working in the world today. Song Dong has been a major figure on the contemporary art scene in China since the early 1980s, ...

Peter Blum Gallery presents an exhibition highlighting recent films by four ...
Peter Blum Gallery presents an exhibition highlighting recent films by four ...

Museum of Contemporary Art honors Annie Leibovitz
AP Exclusive: Activist now wants to leave China BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Annie Leibovitz has photographed practically every celebrity, rock star and politician over the past four decades, but when she was honored by the Los Angeles Museum of ...

Zhang Huan's soaring profile: Chinese art in full flight
Today, in his late 40s, he is part of an international contemporary art boom in China that is driven by wealthy collectors eager to keep Chinese art in China (or speculate on its rising prices). It is surprisingly well tolerated by a regime so often ...

How China Went from Art-Market Afterthought to World Auction Superpower
Sotheby's sellout auction of the Ullens Collection in April 2011 set a new world record for Chinese contemporary art when Zhang Xiaogang's oil-on-canvas triptych Forever Lasting Love, 1988, went for a total of $10 million. Equally important was the ...

Who Won the Bidding Match Over Munch's 'The Scream'?
Moreover, while Sotheby's loaned the Munch to some private homes in Asia and London for a look-see, it did not tour it to the Middle East, As for the likelihood of a Chinese buyer, Larry Warsh, perhaps the top US collector of Chinese Contemporary Art, ...

Art fair fight? UK's Frieze launches in New York
By Mike Collett-White | LONDON (Reuters) - New York's contemporary art scene is undergoing a major shake-up this year, with Britain's hugely successful Frieze Art Fair opening its inaugural US edition on Friday just weeks after the established Armory ...

What Effect Will $120 Million “Scream” Sale Have On Chinese Art?
But this doesn't mean the record-setting sale won't have an effect on China or on the prices for Chinese art. In recent years, we've watched as prices for top works of Chinese traditional, modern and contemporary art have rebounded from the global ...

Past perfect
Beijing reveals itself in 10 short films, part of Beijing-London Twin Cities, screened at Ullens Center For Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing on April 28. London, meanwhile, is revealed in 12 films - both complete and edited works - for a total of 22 ...

Group show featuring work by six artists opens at Haunch of Venison in London
Recent solo exhibitions include Sh Contemporary, Shanghai, Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei, DoART, Beijing, The Dharma Bums, Cornell University, New York, and Platform China Contemporary Art Institute Beijing. Group exhibitions include CIRCA 10, ...

3 Doors to China
Two standouts: the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (www.ucca.org.cn) features massive installations and intense retrospectives, and Galerie Paris-Beijing (parisbeijingphotogallery.com) has a generous supply of photographs featuring China's fierce ...

Illusion adds to layer of mystery
Inset top: Karen Tam's transformation of Plymouth Arts Centre into a Chinese curios shop A stunningly beautiful traditionally patterned blue-and-white vase in a cabinet at the top of the stairs in the City Museum and Art Gallery appears to be ancient, ...

Down the rabbit hole
We international journalists were taken to a privately owned exhibition gallery, the White Rabbit, Transformation by Xie Kun at the White Rabbit Gallery in Sydney. which specialises in contemporary Chinese art. The others didn't think much of it, ...

Easy China, 3 Ways
Two standouts: the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (www.ucca.org.cn) features massive installations and intense retrospectives, and Galerie Paris-Beijing (parisbeijingphotogallery.com) has a generous supply of photographs featuring China's fierce ...

A touch of Pollock
The exhibit, located in the Contemporary Art Center's Gallery 3R, lives up to its title: Silent, faceless female figures, rendered in wood and steel, stand here and there around the gallery space. Not quite corn husks, not quite human, ...

Pearl Lam Hits Hong Kong With Chinese Abstract Art Survey
Pearl Lam Galleries, Asia's most dynamic art gallery dedicated to Chinese and international contemporary art and design, has announced the inaugural exhibition for the opening of its new gallery space in Hong Kong, Chinese Contemporary Abstract, ...

Departing curator Paola Morsiani steered the Cleveland Museum of Art to a ...
Departing curator Paola Morsiani steered the Cleveland Museum of Art to a ...

Milan 2012 - Aike Dellarco (CN)
Among the artists represented, since the very beginning, a special attention was given to chinese contemporary art. In 2008 AIKE-DELLARCO opened a branch within the famous district 50 Moganshan Road in Shanghai, to promote the exchange and the dialogue ...

The Week In Art: Frieze Art Fair, 'The Scream's Big Sale And... Puppies!
Hop in the Frieze ferry and enjoy 180 galleries from 30 countries, representing the best and brightest of the contemporary art scene. We wanted to share some artists we are particularly excited to see represented. If these don't tickle your fancy, ...

Morning Links: Worker Bee Edition
[Bloomberg] The “Belgian food baron” Guy Ullens will sell works from his extensive collection of contemporary Chinese art through Beijing dealer Hadrien de Montferrand at the Hong Kong art fair. [Financial Times] The Art Gallery of Western Australia ...

National Art Museum of China features Greenwich artist's paintings
Mr. Kong is an internationally recognized artist regarded as a leading figure in China's contemporary art movement. The exhibition, entitled “The Oil Paintings by Kong Bai Ji,” closed last Sunday, April 29. The show included 100 paintings by Mr. Kong, ...

Foundation aims to support artists, curators and critics
The SAHA Foundation, which promotes to the presence and visibility of contemporary art from Turkey on the international art scene, also aims to support projects and contribute to the art-making process. The foundation offers support to artists, ...

FEAST Projects is Proud to Announce FIVE - HONG KONG, a Performance by RASHAAD ...
FEAST Projects is Proud to Announce FIVE - HONG KONG, a Performance by RASHAAD ...

Jing Daily Interview: Osage Gallery Founder & Director, Agnes Lin
JL: What's your view on the booming Contemporary Chinese art scene? AL: China is a global superpower and as a result, the rest of the world is starting to take notice of all things Chinese, including its contemporary art. We believe that one cannot ...

Artist-Altered Bicycles Featured in "ArtBike" Exhibit and Auction at the 2012 ...
Artist-Altered Bicycles Featured in "ArtBike" Exhibit and Auction at the 2012 ...

Warhol, Lichtenstein, Bacon and Weiwei among highlights of Sotheby's auction ...
Warhol, Lichtenstein, Bacon and Weiwei among highlights of Sotheby's auction ...

Asia's superrich build their own art museums
Aside from giving her a space to show off her collection of Chinese revolutionary and contemporary art, Wang said it will also help her give her nouveau riche compatriots a cultural education. "The rich housewives have money but do not know how to ...

Asia's superrich build their own art museums
Aside from giving her a space to show off her collection of Chinese revolutionary and contemporary art, Wang said it will also help her give her nouveau riche compatriots a cultural education. "The rich housewives have money but do not know how to ...

Artist Tapaya to mount solo show at HK art fest
Tapaya's works will be presented at the art fair's Asia One section, which is dedicated to showcasing the latest developments in Contemporary Art from across Asia. This year, Asia One will show 49 galleries from the region, each exhibiting a solo ...

Art records fall led by Rothko in New York
(CNN) -- One week after Edvard Munch's "The Scream" shattered art auction records, Mark Rothko's "Orange, Red, Yellow" has broken the price ceiling for a work of contemporary art. The 1961 painting, described by auction house Christie's as arguably the ...

Christie's held its biggest auction ever
Even the regulars were shaking their heads in disbelief Tuesday night at Christie's contemporary art auction, where buyers collectively shelled out $388.5 million – the highest total in the auction house's history. If there had ever been a slump in the ...

China Super Rich Use Boom Money To Open Their Own Art Museums
Aside from giving her a space to show off her collection of Chinese revolutionary and contemporary art, Wang said it will also help her give her nouveau riche compatriots a cultural education. "The rich housewives have money but do not know how to ...

Forget megayachts and private jets: Asia's superrich want to build their own ...
Forget megayachts and private jets: Asia's superrich want to build their own ...

Warhol, Lichtenstein, Bacon head to auction in NY
Andy Warhol's "Double Elvis" sold for $37 million and works by Roy Lichtenstein and Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei broke their own records at Sotheby's contemporary art sale on Wednesday. Associated Press No comments have been posted to this ...

Art records fall led by Rothko
(CNN) -- One week after Edvard Munch's "The Scream" shattered art auction records, Mark Rothko's "Orange, Red, Yellow" has broken the price ceiling for a work of contemporary art. The 1961 painting, described by auction house Christie's as arguably the ...

Sotheby's And Christie's The Goldman Sachs's Of The Art World
Hundreds of newly minted billionaires in Russia, the US and China as well as oil sheiks in the Arab world now yearn to erect museums of contemporary art, but lack inventory to cover the walls as yet. Their open-to-buy starts with Warhols, Richters and ...

Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds Highlight Art Sale
9, 2012 - A work featuring one ton of handmade porcelain sunflower seeds by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei will be a highlight at a contemporary art sale at Sotheby's Wednesday night in New York. The sackful is estimated to bring $600000 to $800000 ...

Warhol's Elvis painting for sale at Sotheby's
NEW YORK — Paintings by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Francis Bacon and a work featuring one ton of handmade porcelain sunflower seeds by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei are among the artworks leading a Wednesday night contemporary art sale at ...

Lichtenstein's 'Sleeping Girl' Brings Record $45 Million
Roy Lichtenstein's 1964 painting “Sleeping Girl” sold for $44.9 million tonight at Sotheby's (BID) contemporary-art sale in New York. The price established a new auction record for the Pop artist (1923-1997), surpassing its high estimate of $40 million ...

Warhol 'Elvis' sells for $37M; Lichtenstein, Weiwei works break own records at ...
Warhol 'Elvis' sells for $37M; Lichtenstein, Weiwei works break own records at ...

Warhol 'Elvis' fetches $37M at NYC auction
Andy Warhol's "Double Elvis" sold for $37 million and works by Roy Lichtenstein and Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei broke their own records at Sotheby's contemporary art sale on Wednesday. Lichtenstein's "Sleeping Girl," depicting a woman with ...

Masterworks of Modern and Contemporary Asian Art at UAA Spring 2012 Auction
Art lovers will note the rise of Eastern and Southeast Asian modern and contemporary art, best represented in this auction. One of the auction's leading pieces, expected to fetch a high price of HK$ 2 to 3 million, is from Affandi, an Indonesia born ...

Warhol 'Elvis' fetches $37M at NYC auction
NEW YORK — Andy Warhol's "Double Elvis" sold for $37 million and works by Roy Lichtenstein and Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei broke their own records at Sotheby's contemporary art sale on Wednesday. Lichtenstein's "Sleeping Girl," depicting a ...

Warhol, Lichtensteins sell for $37M, $44M
NEW YORK -- Andy Warhol's "Double Elvis" sold for $37 million and works by Roy Lichtenstein and Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei broke their own records at Sotheby's contemporary art sale on Wednesday. Lichtenstein's "Sleeping Girl," depicting a ...

Lin Yilin's Golden Journey on the Streets of San Francisco
Guangzhou-born artist Lin, who divides his time between China and New York, focuses on themes of economic globalization and geopolitical conflict in his work; the current exhibition at SFAI is part of the gallery's programmatic agenda to explore ...

Sotheby's Contemporary Art Auction: Don't Believe In Gold? Put Your Money In Art
Wednesday's contemporary art evening auction at Sotheby's acts as proof, where the publicly traded auction house sold works for a total of $266.6 million, including a record breaking Lichtenstein that fetched $44.9 million. To present at the auction, ...

Art hub of Asia to welcome tens of thousands of stakeholders at International ...
Art hub of Asia to welcome tens of thousands of stakeholders at International ...



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