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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What is ahead for contemporary Asian art, 2012 and beyond? Part I


Art Radar is kicking off 2012 with a series of four posts that outline new trends in the Asian art world. How will dealers adapt as the world experiments with online market places?

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Chinese auction houses dominate top 10 list of global auction houses for contemporary art – Artprice


  AUCTION HOUSE REVENUE According to Artprice, in the global ranking (in terms of revenue) of the 10 biggest auction houses for contemporary art over the last 12 months, 6 are Chinese. Euro     1. Sotheby’s 14.5m 2. Christie’s 14.4m 3. … Continue reading

Domestic demand in freefall at Chinese art auctions – China Daily


No bids for many Chinese art lots “Half and Half” from contemporary artist Wang Huaiqing. Base price, 4 million yuan ($585,700). Who will start me off?”Not a single bid was forthcoming, a scenario repeated many times at China Guardian’s Grand … 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