Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum acquires world class collection of Chinese art


The Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection of Modern Chinese Art, considered one of the most significant private collections of its kind, was bequeathed to the University of Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in December 2013.

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Vanity fair: Is art collecting for big pockets and big egos? 3 experts weigh in – Al Jazeera video


Beijing-based artist Jean Paul Guiragossian, and Oscar Ho, director of the MA programme in cultural management at the Chinese University of Hong Kon discuss what drives the art market on al jazeera.

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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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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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Malaysian abstract expressionist Eric Quah’s Penang retrospective


Eric Quah talks to Malaysian English daily New Straits Times about his 44th solo exhibition, a retrospective spanning his international art career of almost five decades. We profile the artist.

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International contemporary ink artists show with Chinese in Shenzhen


The traditional art of Chinese ink painting has so far received little attention in the international art market. This state of affairs may finally be changing.

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Christie’s matches Sotheby’s in Hong Kong autumn auction success – coverage round-up


“The Perfect Storm” is what Christie’s International CEO Steven Murphy called the company’s Hong Kong Autumn 2010 auctions that ended on 2 December. The auctions resulted in a total of USD414 million in revenue from art and collectables sales which is a 95 percent increase from last year. To follow on from our report on Sotheby’s record-breaking October auction results, we round-up what’s being said in the media about the Christie’s event.

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