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Kim Whanki's abstract painting leads Christie's Korean sales in Hong Kong
The Asian 20th-century and contemporary art evening sale featured 94 major works of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Southeast Asian artists. The most expensive work was an oil painting by Chinese painter Sanyu (1901-1966) titled “Chrysanthemums in a ...

French Auction House Trades Haughty for Hip
“Now we want to go for the contemporary art market and to change our image,” said Cécile Bernard, Drouot's new director of development, who is a Christie's veteran and specialist in old master's paintings. “We want to be seen as cool.” Outside its ...

Pritzker Prize-Winning Architect Zaha Hadid's Crafts Designs That Go With The ...
Pritzker Prize-Winning Architect Zaha Hadid's Crafts Designs That Go With The ...

The 2015 MOCA Gala's Best Dressed Include Dita Von Teese, Marisa Tomei ...
The 2015 MOCA Gala's Best Dressed Include Dita Von Teese, Marisa Tomei ...

My Streetwise Glossary
"Silent Investor, Silent Loser" embraces a shareholder activist theme along with my love of France and contemporary art. My new book, "Master Class for Investors," is available at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. Its theme is the interaction between ...

The Writer as Curator: Jan Castro on Curating and Writing
The twenty artists in the exhibition have countries of origin that include the United States, Korea, China, Peru, Chile, Mexico, Jamaica, India, and Africa. We wanted diversity. Today's artists are reaching out beyond their countries of origin. ... On ...

China: Ticking off Beijing's boxes
Among the arts crowd, the commercialisation evokes mixed reactions but, with the world-class Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art at its heart, 798 remains a drawcard. Work by the best-known Chinese contemporary artists costs a fortune, but you can pick ...

Prime Collector to change India's art ecosystem from an 'old-boys network' to ...
Prime Collector to change India's art ecosystem from an 'old-boys network' to ...

In jewelry and otherwise, artists confound expectations
He designed the figures, from the recent “Qi, Cun Zai” series, after spending months in China studying Chinese approaches to inner balance and healing. For decades, Eastern and Western religious traditions have infused his work. Long chains nearly ...

Former Model and Christie's "Expert" Xin Li is Engaged to Music Mogul Lyor ...
Former Model and Christie's "Expert" Xin Li is Engaged to Music Mogul Lyor ...

Tehran Auction shows signs of a recovering contemporary art market
As collectors wait for an accord between Iran and world powers — US, UK, France, Russia, China and Germany — by the end of June to prepare the ground for lifting of sanctions, expectations of an economic recovery were reflected at the Tehran Auction ...

Frederik Bruun Rasmussen On Why Nordic Art and Design Is A Smart Buyer's ...
Frederik Bruun Rasmussen On Why Nordic Art and Design Is A Smart Buyer's ...

Beijing contemporary art sale draws 40.4m yuan bids
Sotheby's drew bids of 40.48 million yuan for its modern and contemporary Chinese art Auction in Beijing yesterday. Wen Guihua, president of Sotheby's Beijing Auction Company said important early works by modern and contemporary artists, such as Liu ...

Beijing contemporary art sale draws 40.4m yuan bids
Sotheby's drew bids of 40.48 million yuan for its modern and contemporary Chinese art Auction in Beijing yesterday. Wen Guihua, president of Sotheby's Beijing Auction Company said important early works by modern and contemporary artists, such as Liu ...

Zhouzhuang Bringing Back Pinwheels and Windmills All Summer
ZHOUZHUANG, China, June 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Zhouzhuang has launched a series of events in 2015 starting with the windmill season to present a cultural heritage tour for visitors to enjoy traditional arts and crafts. The windmill season returned to ...

Record-Breaking Rare Birkin Sells at Christie's For HK$1.72 Million
If you think the contemporary art market is reaching peak oil status, check out the market for Hermès Birkin Bags (or, better yet—the market for Jeff Koons Birkins—see Jeff Koons Turned Sofia Coppola's Birkin Bag Into a Readymade). A record-breaking ...

Technology Is Vital to Understanding Art
Artsy provides access to one of the largest freely accessible image databases of art online, bringing together historical works and contemporary art from both museums and commercial galleries all over the world. The existence of historical and ...

Smyth: Clark government leery of taxing real estate speculation
“The two greatest stores of wealth internationally today (are) contemporary art (and) apartments in Manhattan, apartments in Vancouver, in London.” Think about that: One of the most powerful investment advisers on the planet is telling the ... But Eby ...

Growing demand for art from Africa in London
Demand for art from the continent is growing, but sales haven't yet reached the same price tags as Chinese art. "Certainly the market is rising, it is not or it has not yet reached the type of levels and figure that we see in China's contemporary art ...

The 9th "Award of Art China -- Most Influential of the Year" Ceremony Took ...
The 9th "Award of Art China -- Most Influential of the Year" Ceremony Took ...

The 9th "Award of Art China -- Most Influential of the Year" Ceremony Took ...
The 9th "Award of Art China -- Most Influential of the Year" Ceremony Took ...

The 9th "Award of Art China -- Most Influential of the Year" Ceremony Took ...
The 9th "Award of Art China -- Most Influential of the Year" Ceremony Took ...

The 9th "Award of Art China -- Most Influential of the Year" Ceremony Took ...
The 9th "Award of Art China -- Most Influential of the Year" Ceremony Took ...

'Made in China' luxury takes off with the Nuo Hotel Beijing
The homegrown hotel brand is a celebration of both old and new China, its style and design heavily inspired by the golden age of the Ming Dynasty with a blend of contemporary Chinese art. Duan Qiang, chairman of Beijing Tourism Group and owner of Nuo ...

Artist Zeng Fanzhi portrays life amid a drastically changing China
Last year, Zeng collaborated with Louvre Museum's curator Henri Loyrette on a set of four paintings exploring the ties between classical art and contemporary art. His painting titled No 4 - juxtaposing Eugène Delacroix's famous Liberté Guidant le ...

Seen: Gala for '28 Chinese' brings together old and new
The contemporary art scene in China is booming right now: What Silicon Valley is to innovators expanding the possibilities of technology, China is to artists pushing the boundaries of expression. “It's a new age for what China offers the modern art ...

28 Chinese Broadens Perspective on Contemporary Asian Art
Art collectors Don and Mera Rubell – who helped launch the careers of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring – made six trips to China from 2001 to 2012, visiting over 100 artists' studios around the country. This approach is key to their collecting ...

Moscow's Contemporary Art Movement
Despite decades of Soviet-era isolation and today's economic and political tensions, Moscow is positioning itself as a center for cutting-edge art, with a high-profile, contemporary art museum opening its new home in Gorky Park next week and a series ...

Museum & Gallery Listings for June 5-11
16) Designed to illustrate the influence of Chinese culture on Western fashion, this visually extravagant exhibition fills both the basement-level Anna Wintour Costume Center and the Chinese galleries on the second floor, and claims a repurposed ...

This Quietly Elegant Architect Is Now the Darling of the Design World
Last year she won a competition to build a 30,000-square-foot expansion at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; she was commissioned the year before by Maja Hoffmann, the billionaire pharmaceutical heiress, to turn 58,000 square feet of crumbling ...

China's Capital Welcomes The First NUO Hotel Featuring "Modern Ming" Design ...
China's Capital Welcomes The First NUO Hotel Featuring "Modern Ming" Design ...

Go Columbia calendar
SILVER IN THE GARDEN: 2-4 p.m. June 13 and 14 at the State Museum, 301 Gervais St. Garden-themed events will offer a unique look into the history, design and use of fine silver, porcelain and china, as well as an opportunity for Dawn Corley, the ...

The Style Scene at MOCA's Annual Gala
STARS FROM THE ART and entertainment worlds mingled across one glamorous canvas of a space last Saturday at the annual gala of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Artist Shepard Fairey, architect Frank Gehry, ... it really great and [then ...

Review: Asian Art Museum's '28 Chinese' samples contemporary works
San Francisco's Asian Art Museum is hosting a wide-ranging exhibit of contemporary art from China, filling several galleries with unusually bold modern images. But the artwork is also notable for arriving by a circuitous route, drawn not directly from ...

Op-Ed: Museums - Overcoming the barriers that prevent access to culture ...
Op-Ed: Museums - Overcoming the barriers that prevent access to culture ...

10am-5pm, til 9pm on Thu
Featuring painting, installation, photography and new media (including a robust selection of video), 28 Chinese brings together a multiplicity of practices and perspectives. While the exhibition offers only a sample of the dynamic contemporary art ...

Revealing look at Snug Harbor Center's alluring attractions
nws snugmoney map CLICK ON THIS IMAGE TO ENLARGE: This site map shows the vast array of institutions, gardens, performance spaces, exhibition halls and natural parkland on the site of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden in ...

Beijing Welcomes The First NUO Hotel Featuring "Modern Ming" Design And ...
Beijing Welcomes The First NUO Hotel Featuring "Modern Ming" Design And ...

Shanghai art museum by Atelier Deshaus brings together vaulted columns and ...
Shanghai art museum by Atelier Deshaus brings together vaulted columns and ...

Tech leaders shake up luxury industry
But luxury brands seem to have underestimated several factors, including: how the internet has changed the habits of the rich; the rise of the Chinese as significant online shoppers; the digital know-how of millennials, who use social media to track ...

Ai Weiwei and The Battle of Culture vs Repression
So, there is an undercurrent of subversiveness that pervades contemporary Chinese art, but it is for the most part quite tame, and rooted in the past. For example, Mao does seem to be fair game these days - as evidenced by the work of Huang Yan, Wang ...

Sinosphere | Ai Weiwei Trades Politics for Subtlety in First Solo Exhibition ...
Sinosphere | Ai Weiwei Trades Politics for Subtlety in First Solo Exhibition ...

Can families still afford Vancouver?
... billions of dollars worth of boxes in the sky, transforming Vancouver in the process, a guy whose influence and chequebook commands the attention of the political elite, a guy with a renowned contemporary art collection scattered amongst the world ...

China Beefs Up Art Exchanges with CEE Countries
"We are making maximum efforts to promote our museum via different kinds of media in an effort to make our collections be known to and appreciated by younger generations," said Martina Munivrana, curator of the Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art in ...

A Beachside Residence in Hong Kong
Deborah Paton, a homemaker from Scotland, and her husband James Paton, a Scottish financial consultant, bought this 3,000-square-foot apartment in January 2008. 'Our vision was for a loft-style apartment, with lots of natural light and a clean ...

Ai Weiwei launches first Chinese solo exhibition in Beijing
Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist, dissident and recent recipient of Amnesty International's top human rights honor, opened his solo exhibition "Ai Weiwei" last weekend in Beijing, making this the first solo show he's launched in his home country. The ...

Ai Weiwei Holds First Solo Show In China Since 2011 Detention, State Media ...
Ai Weiwei Holds First Solo Show In China Since 2011 Detention, State Media ...

Massive Zhou Brothers Statues Installed in Jefferson Park in Art Exchange
... tall and tipping the scales at 12,000 pounds — are the first two pieces from ShanZuo and DaHuang Zhou, known for their internationally acclaimed contemporary art work, which traces its inspiration to Chinese cave paintings, to be shown in ...

'28 Chinese' spotlights contemporary art
The exhibit of 48 works by 28 Chinese artists ages 30 to 60 from the Rubell Family Collection of Miami also reflects Asian Art Museum Director Jay Xu's extensive plan to explore and showcase Asia's contemporary art. The couple, who attended the show's ...

'28 Chinese' spotlights contemporary art
The exhibit of 48 works by 28 Chinese artists ages 30 to 60 from the Rubell Family Collection of Miami also reflects Asian Art Museum Director Jay Xu's extensive plan to explore and showcase Asia's contemporary art. The couple, who attended the show's ...



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