Fine Art Asia fair

Are we facing art fair overload?

Hong Kong artist Hung Keung at his interactive video installation at Fine Art Asia. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong reached a new peak of art madness last week. Besides the week-long autumn auctions by the major houses, a new fair showcasing emerging artists' works opened side by side of a fine art fair, putting tens of thousands of artworks in the market.

Sunday, 7 October, 2012, 3:49am

East and West on show at Fine Art Asia fair

Claude Monet's 1878 oil painting Pommiers en Fleurs is priced at HK$66.3 million. Photo: Sam Tsang

Western art dealers bringing the works of Impressionist and modern masters as well as rare art deco jewellery to Hong Kong are pinning their hopes on Asian buyers amid the slow market in the West.

Opening today, the Fine Art Asia fair shows works from East and West at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai.

4 Oct 2012 - 4:27am

A family history in antiques set up Andy Hei for role in Fine Art Asia fair

Photo: Nora Tam

Andy Hei is where he is today because antiques are in his blood. In 1948, at the age of 15, his father began working as an apprentice in a relative's curio shop. Years later, in 1970, Hei senior left that job to set up an antique business in Chungking Mansions.

30 Sep 2012 - 1:59pm