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Zao Wou-ki Fetches $14.7 Million at Sotheby's Beijing
... its first sale in mainland China in Shanghai, featuring everything from Picasso to Southeast Asian art. Sotheby's public sale, in contrast, was focused solely on Chinese art, ranging from realistic painter Ai Xuan to Chinese contemporary art star ...

For Miami, A New Art Project, Complete With Drama
Collins comes to Miami after helping run contemporary art museums in New York and Cincinnati. Here, he's opening what ... Another big exhibit, spread over several rooms, is a retrospective of Chinese artist and political dissident Ai Weiwei. Although ...

Art Market News: Big tickets up for grabs in two major sales
Unlike Christie's first sale in China, which was held in Shanghai in September and included £16.8m of wine, jewellery, watches, Asian and Western art, Sotheby's sale in Beijing consisted entirely of modern and contemporary Chinese art, some by artists ...

Dragons Swoop on London for Dazzling China Show: Martin Gayford
A contemporary Chinese art star such as Zeng Fanzhi manages to combine the moods of Song Dynasty painting with Bacon, Pollock and Freud in a fresh global synthesis. Now, as we contemplate the revived economic energies of the dragon in the East, is an ...

Exploring All of Life's Paradoxes
Although Mr. Wang is less well known than other Chinese artists of his generation like Ai Weiwei, he has been involved in Chinese contemporary art since its inception. “He has a very long track record — one of the longest,” said Mr. Wu. “He started in ...

Sotheby's first auction in China
Sotheby's held its first commercial auction in China in Beijing on 1 December. The 141-lot auction, concentrating only on Modern and contemporary art, made a total Rmb227.1m ($37.3m, which includes premium, pre-sale estimate of around $21m, which did ...

Art Basel Miami Beach set to capitalise on boom in contemporary art market
Yet when Art Basel Miami Beach opens to the public on Thursday, the popular annual gathering of artists, gallery owners, collectors and dealers will take on an additional role – as a barometer of the wild, nearly unfathomable boom market in ...

Ai Weiwei Alcatraz installation finalized
Before the Olympics, Haines met Ai in Beijing, while researching the contemporary Chinese art scene. This project has been germinating since that visit five years ago, and it has taken nearly that long to find the right venue and theme. Haines returned ...

Art Basel lands in Miami beach
Part of a sculpture by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, titled Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, is displayed on display on the opening day of the Pérez Art Museum Miami. - Photo by AFP. Michelle Ruger takes in the Oscar Munoz ... and living artists who already ...

Exhibition traces history of modern Chinese art
... Chinese art." "Without the pioneering artists' trials in the early 20th century, the splendid contemporary art scene in China today would not be possible," added Lu, who believes that the exhibition will shed light upon the source of contemporary ...

Shimmering Was Not Enough; $12 M. Is Another Story: Chinese Artist's Flatiron ...
Shimmering Was Not Enough; $12 M. Is Another Story: Chinese Artist's Flatiron ...

Looking to Brazil
There may not be an art district, like Chelsea in New York, but there are well over one hundred galleries in São Paulo, Rabieh muses, before offering the boom in contemporary Chinese art half a decade ago as a possible precedent. There was never a ...

The Art Market: Art Basel Miami Beach, China auctions and Rembrandt still unsold
The Miami Museum of Contemporary Art is holding the first Tracey Emin show in the US. Her dealers White Cube and Lehmann Maupin had both brought Emin works for sale. David Maupin says: “The MoCA show features her neons and films, so we brought ...

Record Prices Mask a Tepid Market for Fine Art
Strip out traditional Chinese art, the value of which has been surging for years thanks to the interest of wealthy Chinese buyers, and the performance would be much worse. ... “Postwar, contemporary art — artists active from 1950 to the present ...

Chinese Odyssey: Don Rubell discusses art-buying trips to China
We talked with him about the family's venture into collecting contemporary Chinese art. The show represents the work of 28 Chinese artists. Question: Did any of the artists talk about censorship or government restraints? Answer: “Only Ai Weiwei ...

A critic abroad
I sat down with Bartelik last month to discuss concerns about the state of contemporary art criticism, AICA's emphasis on Asia and how China's possible entry into the organization could marginalize Taiwan. Taipei Times: What are your goals in coming to ...

Sun Xun's artistic mission to put Chinese history in perspective
But first his work will be in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition "Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China", its first show of Chinese contemporary art, which opens on Wednesday. Although video art is a comparatively new medium - and ...

Team Taikoo put their art into it for charity
The participants were also urged to donate to Operation Santa Claus, a charity drive jointly organised by the South China Morning Post and RTHK. Proceeds from the street fair also went to the campaign. Swire Properties chief executive Martin Cubbon ...

An inkling of new ink from China
"Instead of being presented by the Metropolitan's department of modern and contemporary art, Ink Art is curated by members of the department of Asian art and displayed in the museum's permanent galleries for Chinese painting and calligraphy, featuring ...

Lurie to be featured at Florida show
This event is considered one of the most influential contemporary art fairs in Florida, according to critics and art enthusiasts. More than 80 international ... “Art from Paris, London, China and (contemporary) Southeast China will be seen. It's ...

Art Collectors Show Their Chinese Prizes
When the prodigious Miami collectors Don and Mera Rubell first visited China, in 2001, they found the artists they met fascinating, but they were frankly unimpressed by the art itself. “It was our most intense trip with the least amount of art,” Mr ...

An inkling of new ink from China
"Instead of being presented by the Metropolitan's department of modern and contemporary art, Ink Art is curated by members of the department of Asian art and displayed in the museum's permanent galleries for Chinese painting and calligraphy, featuring ...

hammer time
... Auction Company, dropped their gavels. With high prices in leading categories such as contemporary Chinese art and oil painting, as well as generally high turnover in special auctions, signs of a strong rebound for the auction market are further ...

Discovery Channel to air new series on artists of Chinese descent
It takes the audience on a journey of the artists' lives and how they created their artistic vision to highlight the vitality and diversity of Chinese contemporary art in today's world, according to Lin Dong-ming, the CEO of Discovery Northern Asia ...

How will India fair?
In Honk Kong, the paintings by a single artist from the mid-20th Century, Chang Dai Chen, fetched $42 million; while the Modern and Contemporary Chinese art Auction raked in $35,408,885. One is not even going to make comparisons with European art, ...

These Beautiful Images Will Change Everything You Think About Modern China
It would be impossible to come out of Ink Art, which runs from Decemeber 11 to April 6, and still hold dangerous assumptions about contemporary Chinese culture. The landmark exhibition of Chinese contemporary art showcases spectacular works from 35 ...

'Ink Art,' the Met's First Big Contemporary Chinese Show
“Ink Art” is the first survey of contemporary Chinese art at the Met, which has one of the greatest collections of traditional Chinese art in the West and an exhibition program to match. It has been organized by Maxwell K. Hearn, head of the Met's ...

The Ashmolean Museum Acquires The Sullivan Collection of Modern Chinese Art
The Ashmolean Museum has acquired one of the greatest private collections of modern and contemporary Chinese art in the world and the single greatest private collection of this type in the west. The Sullivan Collection has been bequeathed to the Museum ...

Incredible contemporary Chinese art collection given to Ashmolean Museum in ...
Incredible contemporary Chinese art collection given to Ashmolean Museum in ...

Ashmolean Acquires Most Important Modern Chinese Art Collection In The West
One of the worlds greatest private collections of modern and contemporary Chinese art has been acquired by the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. The Sullivan Collection has been bequeathed to the Museum by Professor Michael Sullivan (1916–2013) who ...

A £15m bequest from the collector who brought contemporary Chinese art home ...
A £15m bequest from the collector who brought contemporary Chinese art home ...

Ashmolean given 'extraordinary gift' of Chinese modern art
Sullivan, a conscientious objector during the second world war, initially went to China in 1940 to drive lorries for the Red Cross. There he fell in love, first with the country, its history and its art, and then with Wu Baohuan, who became his wife in ...

Christie's to Lose Contemporary-Art Chief
Ms. Cappellazzo, a native of Buffalo, N.Y., who worked as a curator before joining Christie's in 2001, caused a stir in 2002 when she included a work by contemporary Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang in her New York evening sale of contemporary art for the ...

Christie's to Lose Contemporary-Art Chief
Ms. Cappellazzo, a native of Buffalo, N.Y., who worked as a curator before joining Christie's in 2001, caused a stir in 2002 when she included a work by contemporary Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang in her New York evening sale of contemporary art for the ...

Chinese art collection acquired by the Ashmolean
THE Ashmolean Museum has acquired one of the greatest private collections of modern and contemporary Chinese art in the world. The Oxford museum was given the collection by Professor Michael Sullivan, who died in September, aged 97 after spending ...

Ashmolean gains huge private collection of Chinese art
The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has just acquired the single greatest private collection of modern and contemporary Chinese art in the West, and one of greatest such collections in the world. The Sullivan Collection consists of over 400 works put ...

ave art's wide influence explored
Silbergeld and Hai, co-curators of the China Institute's new exhibition — Inspired by Dunhuang: Re-creation in Contemporary Chinese Art — spoke at the institute Friday night. This is the year of Dunhuang at China Institute. The current exhibition ...

art's echoing influence explored
Silbergeld and Hai, co-curators of the China Institute's new exhibition - Inspired by Dunhuang: Re-creation in Contemporary Chinese Art - spoke at the institute Friday night. This is the year of Dunhuang at China Institute. The current exhibition ...

Beijing artist Wang Jianwei wins commission for Guggenheim Museum
One of the aims of the initiative is to expand the practices of Chinese contemporary art, and Wang fits the bill, Berghuis says. "Wang Jianwei is an artist whose work traverses 30 years, as well as three or four generations. Berghuis says a younger ...

Art sensations
The painting was in great demand by Asian bidders due to the magic of the artwork's positioning in lot 8A in the catalogue - says Eli Klein, whose Manhattan gallery specializes in contemporary Chinese art. “Eight is a lucky number in China. It's not ...

After Art Basel: Three Exhibits You Must See
The Rubell show offers a can't-miss opportunity to discover why the contemporary art of China is enjoying a boom on the international art scene. Revel in more than 60 of British artist Tracey Emin's mostly neon works, lighting up the black-painted ...

Shopping with an artistic twist
Shanghai K11 has the theme of contemporary art. Our next project, Beijing K11 [scheduled to open in 2017], is close to the Temple of Heaven and the old home of Cao Xueqin [the writer of classical novel Dream of the Red Chamber]. So we hope to develop a ...

Destination: China
Edgy and eclectic, it's hyped as the spiritual promised land for Chinese contemporary art. In reality it's what Covent Garden would like to be and never will be. Where to stay: Stay at the China World Summit Wing - which sounds like a conference hall ...

Mad about museums
In China's museum world, “software” covers everything from building up collections to actually running the place. Private museums that have succeeded in this include the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing and two new museums in ...

The spirit and soul of the nation
In China's museum world, “software” covers everything from building up collections to actually running the place. Private museums that have succeeded in this include the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing and two new museums in ...

In this special report
One of the biggest draws is contemporary art. Special report. Temples of delight; The Bilbao effect ... China will soon have 4,000 museums—still only a quarter the number in America, but it is racing to catch up. A world of choices. On the face of it ...

'Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China' Is Reviewed
As the show's curator and head of the Asian art department, Maxwell K. Hearn, takes pains to explain, we could just as fruitfully look at these works in the context of global contemporary art, and indeed many a name is familiar from that world. But by ...

Five museums for 2014
Shanghai will be spoiled in 2014. A super-collector couple, Liu Yiqian and his wife Wang Wei, are also opening the IR New Contemporary-Art Museum. The pair opened a similarly named museum of traditional Chinese treasures late last year and enjoyed the ...

Gallery director sees great value in traditional Chinese art
To date, the space has hosted more than 100 exhibitions in disciplines including calligraphy, painting, ceramics, bronzes, decorative art, folk art, architecture, photography, textiles, and contemporary art covering Chinese history from the Neolithic ...

£15m art collection bequeathed to Oxford University
Over 400 works of modern Chinese art have been bequeathed to the Ashmolean museum by Michael Sullivan, a recently deceased Emeritus Fellow of St. Catz college. Professor Sullivan was an art historian and possibly ... that now plague the field were ...



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