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'The Way of Chopsticks' Explores Changes In The Contemporary Chinese Family
'The Way of Chopsticks' follows the changes that revolutionized the norms of Chinese family life, from the 1960s to the present day. "Early in their lives, the artists grew up largely disconnected from the West; in the China of their childhood ...

In Shanghai
Contemporary Chinese art is in the prime of life, a robust, aggressive thirty-something, having settled accounts with the Cultural Revolution, grown bored with politics and appropriated a wide range of late 'Western' gallery idioms. Its celebrities ...

YUE Magazine Introduces a New Design in September 2013
A native speaker and write of Mandarin Chinese, Ms. Jansen holds advanced degrees from Yale University and Columbia Law School and serves on the Contemporary Art Advisory Committee of China Institute in America and the Board of the Couture ...

Chinese interior designers show flashes of quality but lack support
Across town at London's Victoria & Albert Museum, Zhang Hongxing, senior curator of 20th century and contemporary Chinese art, offered a contrasting view of Chinese design. In 2008 he co-curated China Design Now, an exhibition held at the museum that ...

Russian Prankster Tests Art-World Scruples In Fake 'Sales' To Tajik President
Russian-born artist Petro Wodkins posed as an art buyer for Emomali Rahmon, saying he had millions of dollars to spend on the best in contemporary art. Tweet · submit to reddit · Follow @RFERL ... Rahmon's abysmal human rights reputation appeared to ...

Designers use 'urban acupuncture' to revive Beijing's historic hutongs
... concept to one of the Chinese capital's oldest communities. “We see these projects as a kind of urban acupuncture,” says Beatrice Leanza, the Italian director of this year's festival, who has worked in Beijing's contemporary art world for the last ...

Talking points
The Asia Contemporary Art Show opens today at the JW Marriott Hotel, featuring 60 artists and more than 2,000 artworks represented by 73 galleries around the world. Most of the works on display - including original paintings, limited editions ...

Record Diamond to Lead Sotheby's $493 Million Hong Kong Auction
... record of HK$79 million for a contemporary work by a Chinese artist. Both works come from the Swiss couple Myriam and Guy Ullens de Schooten, who are selling off parts of what's considered one of the best private collections of contemporary Chinese ...

Billionaire Dan Loeb Blasts Sotheby's CEO For Spending 'Hundreds Of ...
Billionaire Dan Loeb Blasts Sotheby's CEO For Spending 'Hundreds Of ...

Record Diamond Tops Sotheby's $493 Million Hong Kong Sale
... record of HK$79 million for a contemporary work by a Chinese artist. Both works come from the Swiss couple Myriam and Guy Ullens de Schooten, who are selling off parts of what's considered one of the best private collections of contemporary Chinese ...

UO exhibits, discussion, class explore Chinese art and culture Oct. 5
A panel discussion, “Picturing Global China: Contemporary Art from Shanghai and Beyond,” Oct. 5 from 1-4 p.m. at the University of Oregon Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art will bring together leading scholars and practitioners of Chinese art, theater, and ...

Art Market | A Home Furnishings Visionary Takes On High Culture
Next month, we'll see the unveiling of RH Contemporary Art, a platform that includes an interactive Web site, which will blend e-commerce and editorial; a print journal; a series of short documentaries; a residency program; and, yes, a Manhattan ...

Niche Auction Houses Thrive in Hong Kong
In the past five years, companies including Spink Phila China, Tiancheng International and Bonhams have been hosting small, narrowly themed sales to capture a larger share of the Hong Kong market for contemporary Chinese art, watches and jewelry, wine ...

SA art sells for millions in London
A lot of it is fuelled by great artists like Stern, Sekoto and Pierneef, but there's also buyers looking for the 'next big thing' after a peak in the contemporary Chinese art market. “The African and South African market had a lax time a few years ago ...

Xu Zhen Named Armory Show Commissioned Artist
Their work, he said, differs from what one might associate with contemporary Chinese art: “Pink babies and green dogs and yawning men—a genre I lovingly refer to as Mao with a Coke can.” Mr. Xu's commissioned work will be on view in The Armory Focus: ...

Art dealers pinning hopes on fairs to boost sales
There was a similar vibe across town at the JW Marriott, Asia Contemporary Art Show featuring 75 galleries from 15 countries. The show's director Mark Saunderson said art fairs had become a revenue income stream for galleries. Bree Delian, of ...

Art transplant
None of the works on display – neither the third-floor, 20th-century brush and ink paintings from the Hong Kong-based MK Lau Collection, nor the rotating, guest-curated exhibitions of international modern and contemporary art – are for sale. Instead ...

Armory Show Taps Chinese Conceptual Artist Xu Zhen as the Commissioned ...
Armory Show Taps Chinese Conceptual Artist Xu Zhen as the Commissioned ...

Dueling Auctions Compete for Collectors in Hong Kong
What sells well in Beijing isn't necessarily what sells in Hong Kong, the Chinese firms have learned. Poly said its top category in Hong Kong is modern and contemporary art, followed by ceramics, jewels and traditional Chinese paintings. In Beijing ...

Davidoff Art Institute Heeds Chinese Collectors' Call For Art Market Guidance
With a second part scheduled for 2014 in Beijing, Davidoff's panels are just one of many created to meet growing demand for art education in Greater China. The panel hoped to drive conversation about contemporary art in China, providing “in-person ...

Chinese Art Auction Houses Welcome Golden Week With Biggest Sales Ever ...
Chinese Art Auction Houses Welcome Golden Week With Biggest Sales Ever ...

Asia Society Remembers Art Historian Michael Sullivan, 1916-2013
His contribution to the field was to make Chinese art accessible to a wider audience, at the moment that the field was expanding to include an appreciation of modern and contemporary art. He will best be remembered for his scholarship on modern Chinese ...

Zeng Fanzhi Painting Sets Chinese Record $23.3 Million
The work is from Swiss couple Myriam and Guy Ullens de Schooten, who are selling off parts of what's considered one of the best private collections of contemporary Chinese art. Zeng's work is based on Leonardo da Vinci's wall painting in a style that ...

Zeng Fanzhi's 'Last Supper' Commands Record $23.3 Million At Sotheby's
A piece by Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi set the record for a piece of Asian contemporary art at auction on Saturday evening for Sotheby's 40th anniversary sale in Hong Kong. After 12 to 13 minutes of high-excitement bidding, Zeng's painting The Last ...

World briefs: Irish refuse to kill Parliament house
The 2001 oil painting "The Last Supper" is from a Swiss couple selling off parts of what's considered one of the best private collections of contemporary Chinese art. Mr. Zeng's work is based on Leonardo da Vinci's wall painting in a style that recalls ...

Chinese artist's 'Last Supper' sets record for Asian contemporary art
(CNN) -- An oil painting by Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi has sold for $23.3 million at an auction in Hong Kong - a record price for Asian contemporary art. The 4-meter wide painting was sold to a private collector, who wanted to remain anonymous, after ...

Chinese artist's 'Last Supper' sets record for Asian contemporary art
(CNN) -- An oil painting by Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi has sold for $23.3 million at an auction in Hong Kong - a record price for Asian contemporary art. The 4-meter wide painting was sold to a private collector, who wanted to remain anonymous, after ...

Chinese artist's 'Last Supper' sets record for Asian contemporary art
(CNN) -- An oil painting by Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi has sold for $23.3 million at an auction in Hong Kong - a record price for Asian contemporary art. The 4-meter wide painting was sold to a private collector, who wanted to remain anonymous, after ...

Chinese artist's recreation of 'Last Supper' sets record for Asian ...
Chinese artist's recreation of 'Last Supper' sets record for Asian ...

Zeng Work at $23.3 Million Leads Records at HK Auction
The work is from Switzerland-based Belgian couple Myriam and Guy Ullens de Schooten, who are selling off parts of what's considered one of the best private collections of contemporary Chinese art. It was one of 62 works offered during the evening sale ...

Young artists shine at contemporary art show
With artwork sprawled on queen-sized beds, hung in front of television sets and even placed on toilet counters, Hong Kong's Asia Contemporary Art Show has an unusual take on what constitutes an art gallery. Hosted in a luxury hotel, the bi-annual fair ...

Is Chinese Contemporary Ink Painting the Next Big Thing?
The biggest names in Chinese contemporary art, from Zeng Fanzhi to Yue Minjun and Liu Ye, have all made their mark in oil paintings. But the foundation of Chinese art isn't oil, but ink, a traditional art form that has informed Chinese aesthetics and ...

Is Chinese Contemporary Ink Painting the Next Big Thing?
The biggest names in Chinese contemporary art, from Zeng Fanzhi to Yue Minjun and Liu Ye, have all made their mark in oil paintings. But the foundation of Chinese art isn't oil, but ink, a traditional art form that has informed Chinese aesthetics and ...

Chinese collectors warm up to Hong Kong art and antiques fair
Among the Asian art on show, ink paintings sold well, with Hong Kong's Alisan Fine Arts, 3812 Contemporary Art Projects and London's Michael Goedhuis selling work by Lui Shou-kwan, Lin Guocheng and Yang Yanping. The fair also benefitted from the ...

Jing Daily's China Luxury Brief
This time, a Ming dynasty bronze Buddha brought in $30 million, after previous records for contemporary Chinese art and white diamonds. (Blouin ArtInfo). Meanwhile, competitor China Guardian brought in HK$510m (US$66m) in Chinese art and ceramics ...

Chinese Buying Frenzy Helps Sotheby's to $540 Mln Record
Zeng's 2001 oil painting “The Last Supper” is from Switzerland-based Belgian couple Myriam and Guy Ullens de Schooten, who are selling off parts of what's considered one of the best private collections of contemporary Chinese art. The diamond was the ...

University strengthens Chinese links with art partnership
The University of Salford is to join forces with Manchester's Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art to support the creation of new works from some of China's most exciting and internationally renowned artists. The partnership will involve the co ...

Michelle Sie Whitten is devoted to family, Down Syndrome Foundation
Q: Tell me a little more about Tom. A: He's an art consultant specializing in contemporary Chinese art and textiles. He does three shows a year for galleries and museums around the country and travels to China twice a year. He has taught at the ...

Art auctions – Chinese collectors buying their past
“There were lots of choices with all the auction houses having sales and the Asian Art and Contemporary Art fairs on too.” It's a good time in the Asian market, she adds. New York's sales drew old and new buyers. She notices the Chinese buyers have ...

Zeng Fanzhi sets new record for a contemporary Chinese artwork
Valued at $10.3 million, Fanzhi's work was put up for sale by Belgian Baron Guy Ullens, who has formed one of the biggest collections of contemporary Chinese art, as well as opening the UCCA art centre in Beijing. The identity of the buyer has not been ...

Alisan Fine Art, a pioneer of “Ink Painting”: interview with Daphne King Yao
In 1987, my mother also organised the first exhibition of contemporary Chinese art, an event which saw her transport works by little-known young Shanghai artists to Hong Kong. It was at this moment, too, that the Chinese market started to open up to ...

The Rising Popularity of Contemporary Chinese Art: Interview with Calvin Hui ...
The Rising Popularity of Contemporary Chinese Art: Interview with Calvin Hui ...

3812 Contemporary Art Project
Calvin Hui took on many positions during the 2013 edition of Fine Art Asia: the director of the fair, he also acted as curator for the exhibition “Rooted” which was presented as part of the Cultural Heritage and Arts Festival, (an event which he also ...

An in-depth look into Chinese Realism: Interview with Ai Xuan
Fine Art Asia 2013 showcased the work of this master of contemporary Chinese art, holding a solo exhibition which featured eight of the most important oil paintings from the artist's studio, in total valued at around €10 million. Art Media Agency met ...

Sotheby's Hong Kong art sales: A record-smashing time
Rising to the occasion, its specialists had procured some outstanding consignments across the board, from rarefied Song and Tang dynasty lacquer and sublime imperial porcelains to important contemporary Chinese art, great Bordeaux and whopper ...

Knockout results at Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong
The headline auction will be of modern and contemporary Chinese art, led by a Zao Wou-ki consigned by the Art Institute of Chicago and estimated at up to $7.3m. The museum is selling the work to benefit its acquisitions fund, it said. The excellent ...

Young artists shine at Hong Kong contemporary art show
With artwork sprawled on queen-sized beds, hung in front of television sets and even placed on toilet counters, Hong Kong's Asia Contemporary Art Show has an unusual take on what constitutes an art gallery. Hosted in a luxury hotel, the bi-annual fair ...

A new high for the Chinese artist
Some critics say that the political connotations of the Mask series exceed its artistic value. Bao sees the myriad connotations behind the series as a typical feature of contemporary art - the thoughts, ideas and interpretations are as important as the ...

Artprice.com's new exclusive report on the contemporary art market is online ...
Artprice.com's new exclusive report on the contemporary art market is online ...

Artprice.com's new exclusive report on the contemporary art market is online ...
Artprice.com's new exclusive report on the contemporary art market is online ...



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