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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Auction house gives up on HK$28 million painting that was thrown out by hotel cleaners

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Clifford Lo

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Clifford Lo Painting is thought to have been mistaken as rubbish shortly after it went under hammer Auctioneer gives up on HK$28m 'lost' artwork An auction house that sold a Chinese painting for over HK$28 million this week- only for it to apparently end up in a landfill- has decided not to pursue the matter, police say. Poly Auction Hong Kong told ...

  2. News - China - CULTURE

    ‘Uncultured’ multi-billionaire is China’s biggest fine-art collector

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 02:02pm by XU DONGHUAN

    ... suggests a finer taste than he lets on. At a Sotheby's auction early this month, the Shanghai collector paid HK$281.24 million for a palm-sized Ming dynasty (1368-1644) cup. Showing a garden ... wealth rose significantly. When he appears at an auction, the highest bid will probably be from him Ji Tao, from China Auctioneers' Association, on Liu Yiqian In 2004, Liu ventured ...

  3. News - China - CULTURE

    Mainland Chinese art buyers grow more choosey

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 04:59am by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com Entrants to the market are learning from their earlier mistakes, auction house director says Mainland art buyers grow choosey The mainland's droves ... of the mainland's second-largest auction house, China Guardian Auctions, to launch an expo in Beijing between May 28 and June 1, where it hopes to tempt new entrants to the market. He wanted everything ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Art auctions see moves in quality but not quantity

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Experts pay top dollar for rare works, but many lots do not sell and living artists turn to art fai Art auctions see moves in quality but not quantity A series of autumn art auctions held in the city notched up some record prices for fine works and ended on a high note, but while total figures rose the number of lots sold was fairly static. ...

  5. News - China - CULTURE

    Modern Chinese art to get exposure at a major New York art fair

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:40am by Vivienne Chow

    ... are not the "blue chip" artists whose work appears regularly at auctions. Noah Horowitz, executive director of The Armory Show, said the art fair began featuring a regional focus section five years ago ... Kong edition last year. But the focus had been mostly on headline-grabbing auction results, he said, and stories such as The New York Times' reports in 2012 on the finances of former ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    China Guardian Auctions plans first sale in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... Kevin Kwong kevin.kwong@scmp.com Another big player bids for art action A leading mainland art auction house will hold its first Hong Kong sale next month, offering traditional Chinese ink paintings and calligraphy, as well as classical Chinese furniture from the Ming and Qing dynasties. China Guardian Auctions yesterday announced it would hold a two-session sale on October ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Controversial dealer Johnson Chang to give away 100 art pieces

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 05:14am by Vivienne Chow

    ... artists who command high prices at auctions today, such as Zeng Fanzhi and Zhang Xiaogang. Hong Kong works include "King of Kowloon" Tsang Tsou-choi's calligraphy. Chang said he had ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Visual arts academy to stay at Kai Tak campus- for HK$1 a month

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 03:44am by Vivienne Chow

    ... of a research assessment exercise that he hoped would help define how non-traditional research could further knowledge in visual arts. Aiken said the HK$700,000 raised from auctions last year would be used to support student proposals and he hoped similar auctions could be held in future.   ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Art dealers pinning hopes on fairs to boost sales

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... the fair in June, the primary art market - artworks sold by dealers in private as opposed to public auctions - remained fragile. "People don't go to shops [galleries] ... increasingly difficult. He said stories in the news only focused on auction results. The art gallery market was a different story, he said. "Fairs are important because they help to expand ...

  10. News - China - CULTURE

    Japanese museum returns mahjong sets to China

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... that the museum previously intended to hold an auction in Beijing, with an opening bid of about 120 million yuan (HK$150 million) for more than 30,000 items, but the auction was cancelled for unknown ...




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