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Chinese Art

Grey areas

The photographic work of Ho Fan is a stark reminder of old Hong Kong.

Sunday, 7 October, 2012, 12:08am

Robert Ho Tung's granddaughter seeks revamp of city's art scene

The last time artist Wendy Yeo was in Hong Kong was 21 years ago. Since then, much has changed and this time around Yeo has enjoyed soaking up the modern architecture and vibrancy of the city.

14 May 2013 - 11:35am

Auctions speak louder

The art market seems to be recovering its allure after a year in which no amount of wooing was able to rekindle the fervour of buyers. Sotheby's early April six-day sale indicated that the market had hit bottom last year.

8 May 2013 - 12:04pm

Chinese masterworks fetch HK$202m

Aficionados of 20th century Chinese art were out in force yesterday, spending HK$202 million on a variety of works sourced from around the globe at a Hong Kong auction.

7 Apr 2013 - 5:28am

New York's Guggenheim Museum gets US$10m grant for Chinese art

New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation and Hong Kong's Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation have announced a US$10 million grant to the museum - the largest ever given to any US museum - to expand its collection of Chinese contemporary art.

It will go into commissioning new works aimed at increasing contemporary Chinese art's profile among mass audiences.

21 Mar 2013 - 4:05am

China artists work up-close with old masters in Madrid

With brushes and paint-daubed palette, Chinese artist Yang Feiyun adds the finishing strokes to his latest work: a portrait of the moustached 17th century Spanish King Felipe IV.

An untrained eye would fail to tell the difference between Yang’s canvas and the original by the Spanish master Velazquez, hanging inches away in a crowded gallery at Madrid’s Prado Museum.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

China’s state cultural authority criticised a French auction house for selling a historic seal allegedly looted by foreign troops in the 19th century, state media reported on Wednesday.

An unidentified official from the State Administration of Cultural Heritage said China opposes and condemns the sale of cultural relics illegally taken out of the country, the Beijing News reported.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

French auction house urged to drop sale of China imperial seal

An association for the protection of Chinese art on Sunday warned it would pursue legal action if a French auction house goes ahead with the sale of an imperial seal it says was looted.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Globetrotting with Charley Lanyon

Tomorrow marks the end of Art Toronto, Canada's largest contemporary art fair. More than 100 galleries from Canada and abroad draw art lovers and gallery owners from around the world. 

28 Oct 2012 - 4:49pm

Auctions consolidate HK's status as art powerhouse

Hong Kong's status as an art auction powerhouse was underlined yesterday with record prices and frantic bidding at two sales.

In its debut sale in the city, China Guardian, a major mainland auction house, performed beyond expectations, reaping HK$354 million, which was almost three times the predicted HK$120 million.

8 Oct 2012 - 4:44am