Chinese Painting

Bonhams Auction Preview Exhibition

Sanyu'sWhite Chrysanthemums in Yellow Vase. Photo: Mark French

Quality modern Chinese paintings with sound provenance are few and far between on the art market these days. But veteran art dealers and auction houses always have a way of tracking them down.

"It all comes down to having a good database. With that, you know exactly who has what," says Carson Chan, Bonhams' managing director in Asia.

Sunday, 18 November, 2012, 2:58pm

Olympic strokes

'Harmony during development' might sound like a slogan heard during a National People's Congress meeting, but it is, in fact, the central theme of an art exhibition featuring the work of Chinese painters being staged during the London Olympics.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Qin's work explores boundaries

Galerie du Monde presents the work of mainland artist Qin Chong in an exhibition entitled 'interplay' which will feature his new works of Chinese ink on paper, oils on canvas and sculptures.

The show runs at the gallery in Central from today until June 13, while a parallel exhibition of Qin's work will be held at ART HK 12 from May 17 to 20

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Chinese fine art under hammer

Art lovers are looking forward to over 300 lots of fine Chinese paintings that are estimated to sell for at least HK$200 million at the Sotheby's Hong Kong spring sales.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Beauty of nature inspires

The late Chinese artist Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010) appreciated music more than his own medium, painting. He said: 'Of all the arts, music is held in the highest regard.' Taking its cue from the spirit of those words, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department has created an exhibition of Wu's works that combines art, dance and music entitled Wu Guanzhong: Painting{bull}Dance{bull}Music.

20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Art draws aficionados

Art aficionados will be spoilt for choice when Bonhams auctions contrasting styles of fine Chinese painting during its autumn season in Hong Kong.

The event will showcase traditional Chinese masterpieces, as well as many contemporary works by acclaimed artists.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Brushing up on culture

Chinese painting courses provide an opportunity to develop artistic talent, learn more about Chinese culture and unwind after a busy week at work

12 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Master strokes

What's in a brushstroke? According to Chinese ink painter Leung Kui-ting, it reveals much about the artist's style, cultural cultivation and temperament. Each stroke is so carefully considered, contemplated and executed that it is a personal and unique expression of the bik (brush) wielder's sense of movement, rhythm and mood.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Art offers alternative investment

For purists, 'art for art's sake' rather than for profit may be the mantra. But for a growing number of investors wary of traditional asset classes, collecting art is viewed as an alternative way of generating a return on investment.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Taking a trip down memory lane

Over 100 of the late Guangdong master Li Yanshan's traditional Chinese paintings of landscapes and birds and flowers will be displayed at the Hong Kong Museum of Art until October 16. Called 'A Passion for Tradition: The Art of Li Yanshan', the exhibition features works that have been loaned by the artist's family.

14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

An ink pioneer who envisaged something bigger

The world of visual art has lost one of the most influential and innovative modern Chinese ink painters.

Irene Chou, known for her full and complex brushstrokes, splashing and piling of ink, and representation of her mind's vision of the universe, died on July 1. She was 87.

9 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Chang Dai-chien painting sells for record HK$191m

A painting by the late Chang Dai-chien fetched HK$191 million at an auction yesterday, setting a world record for his works and offering further evidence of the remarkable boom in the Chinese art market.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

The weird and the wonderful

Schlock or haute art? The buyers will decide during the seven-day Christie's spring sale that ends on Wednesday when two rare singing bird 'pistols' go under the hammer.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

HK$500m painting breaks record

A painting with a couplet by Chinese artist Qi Baishi set a record for modern art and calligraphy on the mainland when it sold for 425.5 million yuan (HK$508.5 million) at auction on Sunday night.

The price meant its value had risen more than 2,000 per cent in six years.

24 May 2011 - 12:00am

Art to write home about

The star lot of Bonhams' Fine Chinese Paintings and Modern Asian Art auction is a piece of calligraphy written by the Yongzheng Emperor (1678-1735) in 1724 to reward General Yue Zhongqi for suppressing the rebellion of Qinghai in the second year of the Yongzheng period. Lot 603's estimated worth is between HK$250,000 and HK$350,000.

20 May 2011 - 12:00am