At Christie's recent Asian 20th-century and contemporary art evening sale, mainland artist Fang Lijun's paintings did very well, with his 2002.6.1 fetching more than HK$5 million.Sunday, 10 June, 2012, 12:00am
The opening ceremony of Fang Lijun's latest art exhibition attracted a number of celebrities and art lovers. As well as having the chance to see the Chinese contemporary artist's paintings, many guests were delighted to see Fang in person, have photos taken with him and have him sign exhibition booklets.5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Lu Hao and Zhao Li, curators of the Chinese Pavilion at this year's Venice Biennale, liken their exhibition to 'a straw [that] shows which way the wind blows'.21 Jun 2009 - 12:00am
Artist Wang Yiqiong holds no fears over the downturn in the Chinese art market.
To him, the slump shows that the market is real.
The mainland artist said the market had developed as the nation's economy and society had evolved.
'There will be ups, and there will be downs. If it's always just going up, how can it be real?' he said.16 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
Critics and officials are predicting an exodus of artists from Songzhuang village, a vibrant cultural community on the eastern fringes of the capital, after a Beijing court yesterday ruled in favour of a farmer in a land dispute with a well-known painter.18 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
A Christmas show at one of the SAR's leading galleries for contemporary Chinese art offers the public an opportunity to check out its stable of artists. Some of Hong Kong's leading names are showing, including Wucius Wong, Fung Ming-chip, Gaylord Chan, Lucia Wong and Chu Hing-wah.18 Dec 2002 - 12:00am
THE four workmen - trainees, fags in mouths, willing but completely baffled by art - were hoisting into place the massive panels of Fang Lijun's oil paintings of hairless screaming faces, punching fists. 'And when they'd finished they all stood back and suddenly started clapping and shouting 'People power!',' laughs Jean-Marc Decrop.4 Jun 2000 - 12:00am