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  1. Business - China Business - ART

    Chinese art buyers help Christie's to record sales year

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 05:02pm by George Chen

    ... drove up Christie's sales by 14 per cent to US$7.13 billion last year, a record high not just for the British auction house but for any company ever in the art market. In 2013, Chinese ... yesterday. "Our Shanghai auction [in 2013] demonstrated that there is a strong demand for international art among our Chinese clients and 2014 will see us bringing more art [to China]," ...

  2. Exhibition culminates decade of encouraging art for art's sake

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... the history of Chinese contemporary art for his expressionist style. The political content of his work proved to be another sticking point and eventually six works were withdrawn from the exhibition. ... Museum on January 13 through the help of co-organiser the Shanghai-Hong Kong Cultural Exchange Association, linked to the Shanghai government. A lot of Chinese contemporary art is 'about ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MR. SHANGKONG

    A tale of two cities reveals the art of ambition and confidence

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... targeting mainland art collectors and investors. In my interview with Murphy, he said that after the Shanghai branch was set up, "Chinese collectors, especially those new to the art market, ... the art of ambition and confidence Many readers of my column know I am a native of Shanghai and have been working and living in Hong Kong since 2008. The column is called Mr. Shangkong, which ...

  4. Shanghai's brush with western art

    Posted Oct 28th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... for slow sales because it was their first attempt to bring European modern art to the Chinese market and their first contact with mainland collectors. The Picasso and Cezanne returned to Paris ... people are not familiar with western art. 'But we're not really disappointed. There were people showing interest in Chagall. We also brought Chinese paintings with us and the people ...

  5. A life inspired by beauty, design, Chinese culture

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... cheongsam, but we wanted to become a lifestyle-concept store. We wanted to bring traditional Chinese aesthetics and savoir-faire to the world. We wanted to reinterpret Chinese designs and to prove ... in coming up with a new design? After designing for the same brand for 10 years, people might think that the biggest difficulty is finding new ideas. Luckily, Chinese culture never ceases to inspire ...

  6. Business - China Business - LISTINGS

    IPO hopeful's business is built on a dead certainty: hundreds of millions of Chinese will die one day

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 01:57pm by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Ageing society boosts appeal of Fu Shou Yuan for HK pitch, bankers say 'Death care' IPO shows plenty of life Before Santa Claus visits Hong Kong this Christmas, a mainland firm in the “death care” business aims t ...


    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The bold modernity of Shanghai art deco was as much a Chinese design revolution as a western one. Didi Kirsten Tatlow meets an expert on the city's glorious architectural past ... 100-year-old style that arrived in Shanghai from Paris along with large-scale western investment in the treaty port, was strongly inspired by Chinese and Japanese aesthetics. In Shanghai, art deco ...

  8. 57m yuan for Three Gorges art

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lilian Zhang in Shanghai A Chinese oil painting depicting men playing cards in their underwear fetched more than 57 million yuan (HK$63.5 million) at a Beijing auction, a record price for a contemporary mainland artwork, state media reported. The Breeding Ground No 1, 2.6 metres high and 10 metres wide, is one of the Three Gorges Series of paintings by leading figurative painter Liu ...

  9. Feel the art beat

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Mark Andrews

    ... with galleries, workshops and stores beneath the dripping washing of the families living above. Shikumen, buildings with a combination of western and Chinese architectural influences that made up more ... as 'art street', has been organic and gradual. Many art-related businesses were attracted by the area's association with Chen Yifei, a late local artist and cinematographer. But credit ...

  10. 'Pornographic' art exhibition closed

    Posted May 25th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai officials have shut down an exhibition by nearly 40 Chinese artists for showing 'pornographic' images and other works considered offensive, the second time an art show has fallen foul of city authorities in seven months. Cultural authorities closed 'Solo Exhibition' after just one hour on Saturday night by shutting off power ...




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