Hong Kong autumn auctions set new world records – sales round up


Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Poly Auction and China Guardian all had major auction sales from 4 to 9 October 2014 that, despite Hong Kong’s Occupy protests immobilising the city’s main arteries, registered attendance and bidding momentum setting new world records for Asian contemporary artists.

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Unexpected results reveal hidden trends at Sotheby’s Hong Kong 2014?


Sotheby’s spring sales of Contemporary Asian Art held on 5-6 April 2014 presented unexpected passes and some record sales, uncovering new trends among Chinese collectors right now.

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Landmark contemporary ink exhibition at New York’s MET – picture feast


The MET’s “Ink Art: Past and Present in Contemporary China”, which opened on 11 December, is the latest exhibition to focus on works influenced by ink painting, calligraphy and literati aesthetics this year.

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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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Christie’s Hong Kong spring 2012 Asian art auctions: Modern sales outpace contemporary


Christie’s Hong Kong held their spring auctions from 26 to 30 May 2012. While several works sold above their estimates, sales of Asian modern art far outpaced contemporary.

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Sotheby’s Hong Kong spring 2012 auctions: Modern Asian art still outselling contemporary


Sotheby’s just wrapped up their spring auctions in Hong Kong. Though Chinese art sold well, modern works were the clear highlights of the show.

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Great gifts: 7 books on Chinese contemporary art


The Chinese contemporary art market is booming! Sotheby’s record-breaking auctions in Hong Kong last month have proved that this is a market anyone working in or collecting Asian contemporary art can stand to know more about. To help, we’ve rounded up seven books we know will have you clued up in no time on the top artists working in China today. Fill your shelves or those of others with any of these essential books these holidays.

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