Modern Art

Contemporary art raises US$375m and sets a record for Sotheby's

Contemporary art raises US$375m and sets a record for Sotheby's

Sotheby's has staged the biggest auction in its 268-year history, led by a US$75 million Mark Rothko and a record-setting US$40 million work by Jackson Pollock at its post-war art sale.

Thursday, 15 November, 2012, 2:57am

Style Check: fashion and surrealism

Style Check: fashion and surrealism

Most designers will tell you that some of the mystique surrounding fashion is down to the fantasy factor.

26 Oct 2012 - 2:58pm

Something new: pick up a Picasso

Collins & Kent's gallery in Hong Kong features affordable prints from art-world greats, including Picasso (below).

Auction season can be bittersweet

20 Oct 2012 - 11:34pm

New, penetrating insights into a Picasso masterpiece

Photo: Handout

"The most important painting of the twentieth century." This was said of Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon before the century was even half over. It remains one of the most original and disturbing works in the history of art.

14 Oct 2012 - 1:11pm


San Francisco

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Picasso - Masterpieces from Musee National Picasso, Paris

Fifty-five works by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) on loan from Paris' Musee National Picasso (including La lecture de la Lettre). A Le French May programme. Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am-8pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$20. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Jul 22

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Picasso at his sublime best

Pablo Picasso once said: 'It isn't up to the painter to define the symbols. Otherwise, it would be better if he wrote them out in so many words.'

True. Yet someone new to his work may be overwhelmed by the famous Spanish artist's many hidden symbols, surreal characters and distorted shapes.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Modern-eyed master

'All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up'

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Artist / Superstar

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

French connection allows Hongkongers to toast Spanish artist

Over 500 guests braved the rain on Friday evening to attend the exhibition opening of Picasso-Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris at Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha Tin.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Masters bridge art gap

Leading international auction house Bonhams has just launched a newly configured department dedicated to contemporary art. The London-based department is presenting a unique single-owner collection, 'Voyages of Discovery', at its inaugural Hong Kong auction.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am



'Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore' is on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery from Saturday. The show explores the relationships the two sisters formed with artists of their time and features works by Matisse, Picasso (below), Gauguin and more. It runs through September.


20 May 2012 - 12:00am


Simplify by Joshua Becker Self-published (e-book)

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Outside inside

Most artists have only a knowledge of philosophy. They understand enough about aesthetics to talk about art theory and they know a bit of metaphysics so they can give their work some relevance to humanity. Philosophy, in its modern-day form, is more akin to a science than an art. It expresses its concepts and arguments in the mathematical language of formal logic.

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Culture club

This is a typical Edouard Malingue gesture: when his interviewer leaps spontaneously to her feet to examine some detail in his gallery, he immediately stands up, too, and he doesn't sit down again until she does. He's politeness personified. He's an art dealer and that means he's essentially a salesman, but he's as unassuming an individual as you could wish to meet - no bling, no bluster.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Eye-popping art

Last Saturday, Hong Kong International Art Fair's marketing director Sashim Parmanand showed a dozen Young Post junior reporters around the spectacular annual art event, which is in its fourth year. More than 250 galleries from 38 countries showcased their best pieces at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am