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Tsang Tsou-Choi

Temporary cover shields graffiti by 'King of Kowloon' Tsang Tsou-choi

Temporary cover shields graffiti by 'King of Kowloon' Tsang Tsou-choi

A temporary structure has been installed to protect one of the remaining pieces of street art by late graffitist Tsang Tsou-choi, dubbed the "King of Kowloon".

Tuesday, 5 February, 2013, 11:42am

Who said it?

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta

Despite the distance we have travelled over the past 40 years, this journey is not yet complete

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta, to the PLA

 

The position of the 'King of Kowloon' as [an] inspiration to younger Hong Kong artists can hardly be disputed

M+ chief Lars Nittve, on Tsang Tsou-choi

 

22 Sep 2012 - 3:12am

Record price for 'King of Kowloon' work

A buyer paid a record price of HK$800,000 for rare piece of calligraphy by the street artist known as the 'King of Kowloon' in a Sotheby's sale last night.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Record prices tipped for The King of Kowloon

Two rare calligraphy pieces by the late Hong Kong street artist Tsang Tsou-choi to be auctioned at a Sotheby's sale tonight are expected to bring a record price for a work by the man known as the King of Kowloon.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Writing's on the wall for the King of Kowloon's art

Pledge to preserve Tsang Tsou-choi's graffiti yet to be fulfilled

Graffiti created by the late 'King of Kowloon' throughout the city is fading and flaking with some even defaced by stickers, despite calls following his death six months ago for his remaining work to be preserved.

27 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Exhibition honours graffiti art byKing of Kowloon

The wordy calligraphic works of late graffiti artist Tsang Tsou-choi have been treated as masterpieces of indigenous culture ever since his death last year.

To commemorate the King of Kowloon's contribution to local culture, a shopping mall has staged an exhibition of his work.

14 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

HK$101,000 paid for 'King of Kowloon' piece

A 30cm terracotta warrior statuette with a sample of the 'King of Kowloon' Tsang Tsou-choi's trademark graffiti was auctioned for HK$101,000 yesterday at a charity event.

The figure was initially marked at HK$1,000 when internet bids opened on August 4. The identity of the successful bidder was unknown. The money will be donated to Oxfam Hong Kong.

15 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

HK$101,000 paid for 'King of Kowloon' piece

A 30cm high terracotta warrior statuette covered in 'King of Kowloon' Tsang Tsou-choi's trademark graffiti was auctioned for HK$101,000 yesterday at a charity event.

The figure was initially marked at HK$1,000 when internet bids opened on August 4. The identity of the bidder who paid more than 100 times that price was unknown.

15 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Private funeral for graffiti king after media thrown off trail

The family of the 'King of Kowloon', Tsang Tsou-choi, paid their final respects yesterday to the city's most famous graffiti artist in a funeral service that managed to stay out of the public eye.

After stating last month that they wanted to hold a low-profile service, the family said farewell to Tsang at the Kam Fook Shau Funeral company in Hung Hom.

7 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Talkback

How can children be taught to be more accepting?

Baptist University has conducted a survey on overweight children and their relationships with friends ('Youngsters are avoiding fat children as pals', July 21).

28 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

How best to honour the King of Kowloon

Opinions vary as to whether the late Tsang Tsou-choi was an artist or a nuisance. Claiming that his ancestors had owned the land that is now Kowloon and that it was therefore his, he relentlessly marked his perceived turf with messages hastily written in Chinese characters.

27 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Officials promise to preserve graffiti of the King of Kowloon

The government promised yesterday that the remaining pieces of street calligraphy by 'King of Kowloon' Tsang Tsou-choi would not be removed, as officials considered how to preserve them.

27 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

The King of Kowloon's death draws calls to save graffiti legacy

Calls to preserve the calligraphy of the 'King of Kowloon' grew last night after news of his death emerged yesterday.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

To some a friend but to others a bit naughty

Friends expressed sadness at the death of the 'King of Kowloon', Tsang Tsou-choi, saying the city had lost a cultural icon, while others remembered him as a 'naughty' and 'hot-tempered' neighbour.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

The city was this king's canvas

'Crank' embraced by art world later in his life

His distinctive calligraphy was Hong Kong's most famous graffiti.

But with the death of 'King of Kowloon' Tsang Tsou-choi, the walls, pavements and telephone boxes of the city will never again feature his distinctive writings.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

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