Shanghai surprise? Christie’s in Shanghai – art world reaction

Art Radar interviews two gallerists and an artist from Shanghai, to discuss the impact of Christie’s opening in Mainland China on the Chinese art scene and art market.

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Hong Kong contemporary Asian art auctions April 2013: 4 auction houses, how did they do?

Sotheby’s found itself competing with China Guardian, Beijing Poly and Tiancheng International in auctions held from 3 to 8 April 2013.

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The (potential) politics of art: China’s soft power push

The New York Times ran an article in June 2012 on Chinese museums and their recent push to host exhibitions of international artwork. We take a closer look at China’s soft power push.

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China Guardian to host first Hong Kong sales in October 2012

Mainland China’s largest auction house, China Guardian, will conduct sales in Hong Kong for the first time in October 2012. The move is a direct challenge to Sotheby’s and Christie’s.

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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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New records for Chinese auction houses despite market slowdown – ArtTactic report

While the Eurozone crisis and rumors of a property bubble burst may have slowed the art market in the fall of 2011, Chinese art auctions still hit record sales for the year past.

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How Chinese auction house Poly sold spectacular 83% lots in December 2008 art sale

ART AUCTIONS CHINA This weekend marked the end of the auction season on the  Chinese mainland and, while spectacular success was had in antiques and antiquity sale categories, contemporary Chinese art shared little of the success…save for Poly Auctions, says Katie … Continue reading

New Chinese art auction intelligence report in English free to download – Artron

CHINESE ART MARKET INTELLIGENCE In July 2008, Chinese art portal Artron published its first 50 plus page industry report Artworks Auction Market of China: Spring 2008. The report is available in English and will be updated quarterly. Analysis is based … Continue reading