ART HK 11 Hong Kong art fair: IQ2 debater Simon de Pury on beautiful art – interview


Art Radar catches up with iconic auctioneer Simon de Pury, in Hong Kong to participate in the latest IQ2 debate, the motion of which is “Art Must Be Beautiful”.

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Contemporary galleries face intense competition, must re-think game plan


As pointed out in a recent The Art Newspaper article, competition has never been fiercer for international contemporary galleries so today the top ones are focussing on building their global brand. As demand for contemporary artwork grows, the size and number of contemporary art galleries that sell it increases.

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Chinese auction houses climb worldwide revenue rankings – Artprice


Apparently oblivious to the recession, the Chinese art market posted its best-ever six-month auction earnings in the second half of 2009. Reflecting the rising importance of the Middle Kingdom in the world economy, China’s auction houses are claiming more and more spots in the world’s top 10 by revenue. Three of them appear in the Artprice Contemporary Art Market 2009/2010 Annual Report rankings.

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First Malaysian art auction nearly sells out – Art Radar interviews Henry Butcher president


For the last couple of years, the Malaysian art scene has been opening up to visitors. The 4th International Art Expo Malaysia, held at the end of October this year, attracted large numbers of visitors and buyers and the event has been instrumental in encouraging the Malaysian art market. While this expo is perhaps Malaysia’s best known international art event, the real story could be said to begin with Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers.

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