Ashen faces, groans as Chinese art bombs – Sotheby’s Autumn 2012 Contemporary Asian Art auction


Despite a good percent of sold lots, Sotheby’s Autumn 2012 Contemporary Asian Art auction was severely disappointing in terms of value.

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Sydney Contemporary 2013: ART HK founder Tim Etchells’ newest fair venture


ART HK founder Tim Etchells has launched Australia’s newest art fair, an international biennial event called Sydney Contemporary that is to be held in 2013.

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Pearl Lam: Another gallery for Hong Kong’s Pedder Building


Pearl Lam will be the next high-end commercial gallery to move into the historic Pedder Building. The new 340 square metre gallery space will open to the public on 16 May 2012.

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Indian Modern and contemporary market treading water? ArtTactic reports decline


ArtTactic recently released their spring 2012 auction analysis of Indian modern and contemporary art sales. The figures show a steady decline in the region.

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Singapore Tyler Print Institute first Southeast Asian gallery to attend The Armory Show


In 2012, the Singapore Tyler Print Institute will participate in The Armory Show in New York City. STPI is the first Southeast Asian gallery ever to attend Armory.

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2 top Australian art professionals return home to head leading Oceanic institutions


Michael Brand, former Director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, and Roger McIlroy, former Chairperson of Christie’s Australia, are heading back to work in their homeland of Australia.

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Rich swap stocks for art: Investment, passion or a bit of both?


A recent Deloitte and ArtTactic study concludes that the wealthy are allocating more funds into art, driving up art prices to record levels. What is driving this trend and is it sustainable, or even true?

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Ayyam Auctions targets young West Asian contemporary art lovers – event alert


Preview lots for the Ayyam Auctions The Young Collectors Auction until 16 January 2012, then head to Ayyam Art Center in Dubai the next day for the auction proper.

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