Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christie’s repeat sales in Contemporary Chinese Art

Nearly two months after Sotheby’s, it was Christie’s turn to host the fall sale of Contemporary Asian art in Hong Kong. Whereas Sotheby’s added considerable appeal to its sale with part 2 of Ullens collection, Christie’s strategy relied on a … Continue reading

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Chinese Contemporary Art Prize

In November 2010 ISD (Institute for Strategic Dialogue) and the Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation established the foundations for a new Chinese Contemporary Arts Prize. Its aim is to raise the global profile of Chinese Contemporary Art and to enable new … Continue reading

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Watch out for carpet burns

Made from 500,000 individual cigarettes and weighing an incredible 980 kg, this mock of skin rug is the creation of master artist Xu Bing. Currently on exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the painstakingly put-together tobacco artwork is … Continue reading

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Art and its Myths

Look at this picture. It looks like someone breathed life into a Chinese painting. Many of us grew up thinking such cranes, like the dragon and phoenix, were mythical and not real. These birds are majestic and have been the … Continue reading

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