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Modern Art

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

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

Auction season can be bittersweet

20 Oct 2012 - 11:34pm

New, penetrating insights into a Picasso masterpiece

"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

Globetrotting

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

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