Manfred Schoeni

Tiananmen-inspired painting expected to fetch HK$30m

A politically charged masterpiece in Chinese contemporary art bought for HK$250,000 and hidden away for more than a decade is expected to fetch HK$30 million at a London auction on Friday.

Sunday, 7 October, 2007, 12:00am


My Father's Artists - The Next Chapter

A group exhibition by about 40 Chinese contemporary artists, with each displaying a painting to commemorate the gallery owner's father, Manfred Schoeni. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Schoeni Art Gallery, 21-31 Old Bailey St, and 27 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2869 8802. Ends Oct 6

16 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

re: view

Is north the way to go? While Hong Kong may be wallowing in its shrinking economy, the bold and the brave are staking their claims in Shanghai and Beijing. In the art circle, dealers are talking about opening galleries on the mainland.

13 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Pics of the week

Those who think that gallery owners are merely brokers of art who know nothing about what it's like to be an artist should meet Manfred Schoeni. Schoeni, one of Hong Kong's most prominent gallery owners who has brought some of China's most well-known painters such as Jiang Guofang and Wang Yidong to the international art scene, is putting himself under the critics' eyes.

20 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Manfred's bright talent a product of the dark

Manfred Schoeni's social life has taken a back seat of late - but it has been worth it.

A busier man than most, Manfred runs an antique shop, an art gallery, and owns a vineyard in South Africa and a restaurant in Beijing.

30 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Most rules fall away when investing in art

PAINTINGS, pottery and sculpture can be one of the most precarious - but rewarding - alternative investments.

Most of the usual rules about investing are abandoned when a share certificate is exchanged for an objet d'art .

14 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Mystery deepens over tableau puzzle

MYSTERY surrounds the identity of the potential buyer of a unique seven-panel five-metre painting by mainland artist Liu Da Hung which attracted a lot of interest when it was shown at Art Asia '93.

30 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

The artistic newcomer

THIS year the arts scene in the territory has come alive, with new galleries shooting up like mushrooms after spring rain.

21 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Exclusive beauty by Schoeni's team

ONCE you could dine al fresco at an Italian restaurant in a quaint terraced row. Now the site holds a multi-storey giant. That's progress for you, Hongkong style.

On the fifth floor of the new building in On Lan Terrace, Central, is another sign of the times: yet another art gallery - except this one is different.

20 Mar 1993 - 12:00am