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Royal Dragon celebrates with spirit

Royal Dragon celebrates with spirit

Most one-year-olds get a birthday cake and a clown for their birthday party, but Royal Dragon Vodka's first anniversary party featured sexy female models in sharp men's suits cradling large bottles of RDV with not a cake in sight.

Friday, 29 March, 2013, 10:32am

China artist Zeng Fanzhi admits “exhibition-phobia”

Zeng Fanzhi poses next to one of his paintings. Photo: May Tse

Zeng Fanzhi may be one of the world’s most feted and valuable living artists, but the Beijing-based painter says he has little time for the publicity such stature brings.

17 Nov 2012 - 5:48pm

Cy Twombly: The Last Paintings

Cy Twombly: The Last Paintings Gagosian Gallery

As the title of the show suggests, the paintings on view at the Gagosian Gallery are the last by late American artist Cy Twombly before he died in Rome on July 5 last year, at the age of 83. Although they were created while he was suffering from cancer, the works are possibly his most fervent and playful.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Places to hang out

In 1993, when Pearl Lam, daughter of the late Lai Sun Group founder Lim Por-yen, opened a contemporary art and design gallery in Hong Kong called Contrasts, colonial Hong Kong wasn't ready for her. She organised pop-up exhibitions before the term itself was invented. The objects on display veered, like Lam herself, towards the fantastic end of the commercial spectrum.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Art fair's fifth edition is bigger and better

With 266 galleries from 38 countries showcasing contemporary art from around the world, the biggest and most vibrant edition yet of the Hong Kong International Art Fair opens to the public today at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am


Sculptural works by John Chamberlain, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly (including Untitled, 2009, left) and Franz West. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Gagosian Gallery, 7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2151 0555. Ends Apr 28

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011

Exhibition of paintings by Damien Hirst (including Moxisylyte, left) that is taking place simultaneously at each of Gagosian Gallery's 11 locations throughout the world. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Gagosian Gallery, 7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2151 0555. Ends Mar 3

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Artistic impressions

After three years of planning, Britain's White Cube gallery is finally landing in Hong Kong next month at a 550-square-metre, two-storey space on Connaught Road in Central.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

You've got to hand it to him

Zeng Fanzhi is known primarily for his Mask series of paintings. One of these, Mask Series 1996 No 6, sold for HK$75.4 million at a Christie's auction in May 2008 - a record for a Chinese contemporary artist at the time. It features eight Young Pioneers, the youth movement of the Communist Party, with red scarves and white masks.

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Artistic impressions

Just as the first robin signals the arrival of spring, the flood of press releases from galleries and art spaces in my inbox this week heralds the beginning of the autumn/winter exhibition season. I'm still struggling to make sense of some of them.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

First Hirst show for Gagosian

Gagosian Gallery inaugural exhibition preview

Where: Pedder Building

When: January 15

What: Gagosian Gallery held a party for its inaugural exhibition, Forgotten Promises, a collection of new paintings and sculptures by celebrity artist Damien Hirst.

25 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Stage set for flurry of art sales and shows

Today is arguably one of the busiest days in Asia's art calendar with the Fine Art Asia fair as well as autumn art sales by Seoul Auction and Sotheby's taking place in Wan Chai.

4 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Leading galleries are happy to head east

Magnus Renfrew, director of the Hong Kong International Art Fair, has set his sights far beyond the economic downturn.

8 May 2009 - 12:00am

City has plenty of artistic flair

If there was a statement that confirmed the growing reputation of the Hong Kong International Art Fair, it would be the world's biggest art gallery saying the event has the potential to become the Art Basel of Asia. And that is exactly what Nick Simunovic, managing director of the Gagosian Gallery's Hong Kong office, said when explaining his reasons for taking part in the fair.

8 May 2009 - 12:00am

Los Angeles

What's going on around the globe

Over the years, British artist Damien Hirst's provocative works have included sawing a cow in half, floating sharks in tanks of formaldehyde and pickling sheep. This has raised the ire of animal activists, not to mention those whose taste in art may be more subtle and sedate.

1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am