Monthly Archives: September 2013

China’s Arts Scene improving?

The Chinese arts market had grown from 2003 to 2011 with parabolic speed, but contracted suddenly in 2012 with art sales dropping 24% and auction sales dropping with 30%. The downturn ended China’s brief time as the world largest art … Continue reading

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Poly Auction boost Chinese art in HK

Poly auction in Hong Kong wants to boost its presence in Hong Kong by presenting over 2,000 items in its Autumn Auctions, with Chinese Art Sale being the focus. Their mission is to showcase Chinese art to the world. The … Continue reading

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Christie’s First Auction in Shanghai

Chinese contemporary art and modern art will be features in Christie’s first ever mainland auction, which will be held in Shanghai on September 26 at the Jing an Shangri-La hotel. Both Asian and Western art are expected to draw growing … Continue reading

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Modern Cityscapes in a Classic Way

Landscapes, mountains and rivers are classical themes of traditional Chinese paintings. Artist Xu Xi, 73, has spent the latter of his career painting urban scenes, inspired by the ink paintings of the East and colour of the West. The energetic … Continue reading

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