What sold at Art Taipei 2011? Day 2 in pictures

TAIWAN CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR SALES

Running for three days, Art Taipei opened on Saturday 28 August and closed yesterday. Art Radar was in attendance on Sunday (a typhoon warning trapping us in Taichung City on Monday) and we bring you some of the works that we noticed had earned the red dot.

Scroll through the images below and see the captions for artwork, gallery and price details (where they were made available to us).

Click here to visit the website for Art Taipei 2011.

Bing Heng Chiu (Taiwan, b. 1948), 'CH-CP-009', 2005, pastel on paper, 40 x 30.5 cm. Sold for USD2,069 by Jia Art Gallery. Image by Art Radar.

Bing Heng Chiu (Taiwan, b. 1948), 'CH-CP-009', 2005, pastel on paper, 40 x 30.5 cm. Reportedly sold for USD2,069 by Jia Art Gallery. Image by Art Radar.

 

Oil on canvas works by Chen Wei (China, b. 1980) at Gallery Yang. Top work was marked as sold. Image by Art Radar.

Oil on canvas works by Chen Wei (China, b. 1980) at Gallery Yang. Top work was marked as sold. Image by Art Radar.

 

Chu Tehchun (China, b. 1920), 'Composition', 1988, oil on canvas, 65 x 90 cm. Sold by Vintage Gallery. Image by Art Radar.

Chu Tehchun (China, b. 1920), 'Composition', 1988, oil on canvas, 65 x 90 cm. Sold by Vintage Gallery. Image by Art Radar.

 

Din Chin-Chung (Taiwan, b. 1983), 'Vacant Room', 2010, single channel video, 1m:05s, 4+A.P. 4 out of 4 editions marked as sold. Made in Taiwan - Young Artist Discovery section. Image by Art Radar.

Din Chin-Chung (Taiwan, b. 1983), 'Vacant Room', 2010, single channel video, 1m:05s, 4+A.P. 4 out of 4 editions marked as sold. Made in Taiwan - Young Artist Discovery section. Image by Art Radar.

 

Most of the works by Chinese artist He Juan (b. 1985) was sold. Image by Art Radar.

Most of the works by Chinese artist He Juan (b. 1985) was marked as sold. Image by Art Radar.

 

Hiroshi Kobayashi (Japan, b. 1967), 'Pendulum Principle' (on left of image), acrylic on canvas, 162 x 130.5 cm. Work marked as sold. Image by Art Radar.

Hiroshi Kobayashi (Japan, b. 1967), 'Pendulum Principle' (on left), acrylic on canvas, 162 x 130.5 cm. Work marked as sold. Image by Art Radar.

 

Jennifer Wen Ma (China, b. 1973), 'Dodo with 100 Meeps Walking Through the Desert in Five Movements', 2011, UV ink print on aluminium mounted on acrylic (set of 5), 22.8 x 22.8 cm each, ed. 1 of 10. Sold for NTD320,000 by Eslite Gallery. Image courtesy Art Radar.

Jennifer Wen Ma (China, b. 1973), 'Dodo with 100 Meeps Walking Through the Desert in Five Movements', 2011, UV ink print on aluminium mounted on acrylic (set of 5), 22.8 x 22.8 cm each, ed. 1 of 10. Reportedly sold for NTD320,000 by Eslite Gallery. Image courtesy Art Radar.

 

Acrylic on canvas work by Lai Chiu-Chen (Taiwan, b. 1970), dimensions 70 x 60 cm, marked as sold by Lin & Lin Gallery. Image by Art Radar.

Acrylic on canvas work by Lai Chiu-Chen (Taiwan, b. 1970), dimensions 70 x 60 cm, marked as sold by Lin & Lin Gallery. Image by Art Radar.

 

Oil on canvas works (diameter 60 cm) by Lai Sio Kit sold for USD1,300 to 1,500 each. Image by Art Radar.

Oil on canvas works (diameter 60 cm) by Lai Sio Kit sold for USD1,300 to 1,500 each. Image by Art Radar.

 

Two oil on linen works by Liang Yuanwei (China, b. 1977) were brought to Art Taipei 2011 by Beijing Commune. Each sold for approximately RMB60,000. Image by Art Radar.

Two oil on linen works by Liang Yuanwei (China, b. 1977) were brought to Art Taipei 2011 by Beijing Commune. Each reportedly sold for approximately RMB60,000. Image by Art Radar.

 

Mixed media work by Liu Shih Tung (Taiwan, 1970) was sold by Lin & Lin Gallery. Image by Art Radar.

Mixed media work (in background) by Liu Shih-Tung (Taiwan, 1970) was marked as sold by Lin & Lin Gallery. Image by Art Radar.

 

Masaaki Miyasako, 'Concerto', 2011, 130.3 x 162.1 cm. Sold by Whitestone Gallery. Image by Art Radar.

Masaaki Miyasako (Japan, b. 1951), 'Concerto', 2011, 130.3 x 162.1 cm. Marked as sold by Whitestone Gallery. Image by Art Radar.

 

Michael Lin (Japan, b. 1964), 'Untitled', 2010, acrylic on canvas, 70 x 70 cm. Marked as sold. Image by Art Radar.

Michael Lin (Japan, b. 1964), 'Untitled', 2010, acrylic on canvas, 70 x 70 cm. Marked as sold. Image by Art Radar.

 

A video work by Pu Shuai-Cheng (Taiwan, b. ) was reportedly collected by . Image by Art Radar.

A video work by Pu Shuai-Cheng (Taiwan, b. ) was reportedly collected by National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Image by Art Radar.

 

Ryota Nishioka (Japan, b. 1980), 'Beyond the Dawn', 2003, acrylic on canvas mounted on panel, 36.4 x 51.5 cm. Reportedly sold for NTD64,000 by Fuma Contemporary Tokyo / BUNKYO ART. Image by Art Radar.

Ryota Nishioka (Japan, b. 1980), 'Beyond the Dawn', 2003, acrylic on canvas mounted on panel, 36.4 x 51.5 cm. Reportedly sold for NTD64,000 by Fuma Contemporary Tokyo / BUNKYO ART. Image by Art Radar.

 

Sunil Gawde (India, b. 1960), 'Inshallah' (in foreground), 2011, mild steel, stainless steel, ready-made garden scissors, motorised mechanism, 55 (H) x 83 (W) x 28 (D) cm. Marked as sold by Sakshi Gallery. Image by Art Radar.

Sunil Gawde (India, b. 1960), 'Inshallah' (in foreground), 2011, mild steel, stainless steel, ready-made garden scissors, motorised mechanism, 55 (H) x 83 (W) x 28 (D) cm. Marked as sold by Sakshi Gallery. Image by Art Radar.

 

Toshiyuki Kajioka, 'Uneri', 2011, paper, ink, pencil, 60.6 x 60.6 cm. Marked as sold for NTD48,000 by G/P+g3/ gallery. Image by Art Radar.

Toshiyuki Kajioka (Japan, b. 1978), 'Uneri', 2011, paper, ink, pencil, 60.6 x 60.6 cm. Marked as sold for NTD48,000 by G/P+g3/ gallery. Image by Art Radar.

 

Zang Kunkun (China, b. 1986), 'Brown VI', 2011, mixed media, 190 x 120 cm. Marked as sold. Image by Art Radar.

Zang Kunkun (China, b. 1986), 'Brown VI', 2011, mixed media, 190 x 120 cm. Marked as sold. Image by Art Radar.

 

Most of the reported 126 galleries in attendance at Art Taipei 2011 came from within the Asian region, and the work shown reflected this; it seemed the majority of works on offer were by Chinese, Japanese and Taiwanese artists, with painting still being the most prevalent art form made available for sale, despite an intended focus by the fair on new media art. Mumbai- and Taipei-based Sakshi Gallery really stood out, showing work by the Indian artists they represent, and there was a smaller but noticeable selection of Korean works available at different galleries.

The 2011 edition of Art Taipei was openly marketed as a welcoming place for new or young collectors, the Taipei Times reports. A number of the public lectures organised were aimed at educating a public new to acquiring works and there was even a screening of the art documentary Herb and Dorothy, which was offered up as proof that a low budget does not have to limit collector passion or collection size.

Were you at Art Taipei 2011? What did you think of the fair? Leave your comments below.

KN/HH

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What sold at Art Taipei 2011? Day 2 in pictures — 2 Comments

  1. Thank you, Gregory, for this inspiring first hand summary of the fair. We hope to have a wee bit more coverage coming up, including first-hand experience from a new buyer. And yes, we agree that there was a strong Japanese presence at the fair, the art, artists, audience and galleries.

  2. good fair, nice scale, decent room with high ceilings made the art the visual focus more than, say, frieze in it’s tent. good to see a lot of japanese art, more than would be seen in any china venue, good to feel the art as the focus, rather than the slick commercial-ness that one feels at the hong kong fair, good to see taiwan’s aesthetically elegant art-lovers taking their time to look piece-by-piece, seeing rather than there to be seen, again as at hong kong fair, and amazing just how many people there were on a mission to photograph every piece :-)

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