15. 04. 2014

New auction record for Chinese art

Christie’s former chief executive Edward Dolman, after three years at the head of Sheikha Mayassa’s personal office in Qatar, is not renewing his contract and leaves Doha at the end of May. I...

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15. 04. 2014

Hong Kong police search landfill for $3.7 million painting dumped by cleaners at Grand Hyatt hotel

Hong Kong police on Wednesday searched for a valuable painting mistakenly dumped in a landfill after it sold for $3.7 million at auction, reports said. “Snowy Mountain” by Chinese artist Cui Ruzhuo, which...

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17. 02. 2014

Chinese Ink Painting: Dialogue between Ancient Traditions and a New Generation of Artists

My article will focus on the contemporary significance of traditional Chinese ink and wash painting and the challenges facing the renewal of traditional materials and tools, form and content. In the context of...

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17. 02. 2014

Artist: Zhang Xiaogang on the Cultural Revolution and how Chinese artists are perceived in the West

Zhang Xiaogang became one of the earliest faces of contemporary Chinese art for the West. His Bloodline series, a stylised take on Mao-era family portraits, was exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1995. Early in...

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08. 01. 2014

Conserving Priceless Chinese Paintings Is An Art All Its Own

Listen to the audio here: http://www.npr.org/2013/11/26/247343969/conserving-priceless-chinese-paintings-is-an-art-all-its-own Outside of China and Taiwan, U.S. museums hold the world’s best collection of Chinese paintings. It’s worth billions of dollars, but it’s also fragile: Over time, these paintings...

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