TAIWAN CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR SALES
Running for three days, Art Taipei opened on Saturday 28 August and closed yesterday. Art Radar was in attendance on Sunday (a typhoon warning trapping us in Taichung City on Monday) and we bring you some of the works that we noticed had earned the red dot.
Scroll through the images below and see the captions for artwork, gallery and price details (where they were made available to us).
Most of the reported 126 galleries in attendance at Art Taipei 2011 came from within the Asian region, and the work shown reflected this; it seemed the majority of works on offer were by Chinese, Japanese and Taiwanese artists, with painting still being the most prevalent art form made available for sale, despite an intended focus by the fair on new media art. Mumbai- and Taipei-based Sakshi Gallery really stood out, showing work by the Indian artists they represent, and there was a smaller but noticeable selection of Korean works available at different galleries.
The 2011 edition of Art Taipei was openly marketed as a welcoming place for new or young collectors, the Taipei Times reports. A number of the public lectures organised were aimed at educating a public new to acquiring works and there was even a screening of the art documentary Herb and Dorothy, which was offered up as proof that a low budget does not have to limit collector passion or collection size.
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