Ronald Ventura contemporary standout: Christie’s autumn 2012 art evening sale

Art Radar was in the room for the Christie’s autumn 2012 evening art sale. We bring you a closer look at the evening’s buyers, key purchases, passes and possible future trends for the contemporary section.

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India Art Collective versus VIP Art Fair: Internet fair compare

Art Radar reviews the successes and the pitfalls of selling art online while also looking at how the first India Art Collective online art fair compares to VIP Art Fair.

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Christies in Dubai sets record for most pricey Arab artwork

CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EASTERN ART A Christies auction in Dubai set a new record for the price of a contemporary Arab artwork, fetching $662,500 for a double calligraphy piece by Egyptian artist Ahmed Mustafa titled “Remembrance and Gratitude.” Matoob Business reports Mustafa already held … Continue reading

Top price for Oliver Stone's Zhang Xiaogang, half lots unsold at Christies Hong Kong sale – Bloomberg

ASIAN ART AUCTIONS A painting by Chinese contemporary artist Zhang Xiaogang offered by Hollywood director Oliver Stone fetched HK$26.4 million ($3.4 million) at a Hong Kong art sale where half the lots were unsold, reflecting the prevailing gloom. Zhang’s “Bloodline: … Continue reading