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Surprising sell-through rates for Chinese art recorded in London’s February auctions

Posted on March 28, 2010

CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART MARKET Chinese Contemporary Art Lots Sell Out in London Major auctions held in February 2010 in London featured impressive sales of Chinese contemporary art works reports Jing Daily with surprisingly high sell-through rates compared with works from other markets. The rising presence of Chinese collectors and bidders underpins the phenomenal performance in sales and the momentum […]

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Domestic demand in freefall at Chinese art auctions – China Daily

Posted on November 21, 2008

No bids for many Chinese art lots “Half and Half” from contemporary artist Wang Huaiqing. Base price, 4 million yuan ($585,700). Who will start me off?”Not a single bid was forthcoming, a scenario repeated many times at China Guardian’s Grand Fall Auction, a key event in the art world. The global recession has clearly cooled […]

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Cheaper works sell at Larasati, Borobodur auctions and art fair Singapore – Bloomberg

Posted on October 18, 2008

MARKET WATCH Two Singapore auctions of Asian art at the weekend missed estimates as a slump in global financial markets kept many buyers away. Borobodur Auction Pte’s two-day sale of Chinese and Southeast Asian art totaled S$11 million ($7.5 million), compared with a presale estimate of S$18 million, according to John Andreas, the company’s founder. […]

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Sotheby’s to Move Asian Art Auctions to Hong Kong from New York – Bloomberg

Posted on August 14, 2008

  AUCTION MARKET WATCH Sotheby’s said it will cease holding auctions of Asian contemporary art in New York and “consolidate” them instead in Hong Kong, with biannual sales in the Asian city. Sotheby’s said it will organize dedicated auctions of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Southeast Asian art in April and October in Hong Kong, starting […]

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Art prizes adding auctions and a charitable twist

Posted on August 8, 2008

  ART PRIZE In 2003, Howard Bilton, chairman of the Hong Kong-based Sovereign Group, set up the Sovereign Asian Arts Prize, an annual award of $25,000 established “to give recognition to some of the most important artists of our time”. Sovereign European Arts Prize Two years later, he set up another prize for European artists, […]

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Artnet chooses Hong Kong as debut venue for new venture – Art Radar scoop interview

Posted on October 10, 2010

ART PRICE DATABASE DEALER NEWS Artnet group, the leading art price database and online art auction company has chosen the year 2010 to branch out into a brand new venture: art dealing. And it chose a surprising venue for its debut.     In a brief chat with Max Wolf, Modern and Contemporary Specialist in […]

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Sotheby’s Hong Kong presents results of autumn sale of Southeast Asian paintings

Posted on October 7, 2010

ART AUCTION RESULTS SOTHEBY’S HONG KONG PRESS RELEASE We present you with the latest press release from Sotheby’s Hong Kong on their autumn sale of modern and contemporary Southeast Asian paintings: SOTHEBY’S HONG KONG MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY SOUTHEAST ASIAN PAINTINGS 2010 AUTUMN SALE TOTALS HK$78 MILLION / US$10 MILLION (high estimate: HK$45 million / US$5.7 million*) […]

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Posted in Artist Nationality, Auctions, Business of art, China, Collectors, Hong Kong, Market watch, Medium, Painting, Southeast Asian, Venues | 1 Comment »

Tyler Rollins names top Asian artist line-up for new season

Posted on September 19, 2010

CONTEMPORARY ART SOUTH EAST ASIA ART PROMOTION EXHIBITION SCHEDULE Tyler Rollins Fine Art has announced its 2010-2011 exhibition schedule. The gallery will present solo exhibitions by four of the most highly respected artists from the Southeast Asian region starting from 16 September, this year. Tyler Rollins Fine Art is a gallery in New York’s Chelsea […]

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Australian modern and contemporary arts gain momentum: top five auctioned works listed

Posted on September 6, 2010

AUSTRALIAN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART PRICES AND TRENDS As the 17th Sydney Biennale drew to a close, a recent article published on reported on the improvement of the Australian modern and contemporary art market since 2007, despite its confinement to Sydney and Melbourne. There is a strong preference among Australian collectors for paintings, oil, acrylic […]

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Fad or innovation? First ever entirely online art fair to launch next year

Posted on September 1, 2010

ART EVENTS PROMOTING CONTEMPORARY ART ART SALES ART FAIRS ONLINE Art Radar Asia was recently sent information on an event new to the art promotion circuit – VIP Art Fair is the first fair to be run entirely online. The event will launch on 22 January, 2011 and was founded by experienced art professionals James and Jane […]

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