Chinese art market in free fall – June 2012 ArtTactic report


Does the plummet in Chinese auction sales bode a return to a 2008 crash market? ArtTactic have released a new report on a Chinese art market that is showing signs of slowdown.

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Bonhams Contemporary Art Department inaugural Hong Kong 2012 auction all lots sold


Bonhams Contemporary Art Department held its first auction in Hong Kong on Sunday 27 May 2012. All works in the single-owner collection sale sold above their estimates.

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Crisis to impact art prices, number of Asian collectors increases – Business Times


ART PRICES FINANCIAL CRISIS With fear at near panic levels recently in the stock market, it would seem almost anomalous that life goes on in some segments of alternative investments. No, we’re not talking about hedge funds or commodities, both of … Continue reading

Cheaper works sell at Larasati, Borobodur auctions and art fair Singapore – Bloomberg


MARKET WATCH Two Singapore auctions of Asian art at the weekend missed estimates as a slump in global financial markets kept many buyers away. Borobodur Auction Pte’s two-day sale of Chinese and Southeast Asian art totaled S$11 million ($7.5 million), … Continue reading

Indonesian, Filipino prices rise at Sotheby's despite meltdown


  AUCTION SOUTH EAST ASIAN ART 2008 Sotheby’s autumn sales in Hong Kong were grim apart from the South East Asian sale which provided some much needed relief. The success of the sale prompted an ebullient quip from Sotheby’s entertaining auctioneer Chin … Continue reading

Pop goes bubble for Chinese Indian artists – Businessweek


SOTHEBYS HONG KONG AUTUMN AUCTIONS While much of Hong Kong hunkered down just hours before the arrival of a typhoon on Oct. 4, the start of Sotheby’s three-day auction of modern and contemporary Asian art was buffeted by the financial storm … Continue reading

Chinese, Indian leading artists fail to sell at Sotheby's Asian Art evening sale October 2008


      REPORT FROM THE AUCTION ROOM Big name Chinese and Indian artists and several premium lot artworks failed to sell at Sotheby’s October 2008 evening sale of contemporary and modern Asian art but the sale pointed to a new trend … Continue reading