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Wang Guangyi

City on world art map

The annual Hong Kong International Art Fair, the fourth of which -ARTHK11- took place in May, has helped put the SAR on the world art map. Hong Kong is increasingly being seen as the gateway to the east for foreign dealers and buyers.

Wednesday, 13 July, 2011, 12:00am

All the fun and commerce of the HK art fair

Mainland artist Ai Weiwei's detention may have grabbed international attention but his sole work on display at the Hong Kong International Art Fair, which ended yesterday, was easy to miss, nonchalantly displayed on a coffee table in the Swiss Galerie Urs Meile booth.

30 May 2011 - 12:00am

Asia Art Forum Hong Kong, 2010

The Goethe Institut Hongkong and Ben Brown Fine Arts Tomorrow to May 23

Beijing-based curator and art historian Karen Smith is among the five speakers who will appear at this year's Asia Art Forum, an event that sets out to promote an appreciation of Asian contemporary art worldwide, especially among collectors.

20 May 2010 - 12:00am

It's not your usual hotel art on display

The best thing you can say about some hotel art is, 'That's nice'. At Mong Kok's Langham Place Hotel though, two words are not nearly enough. Their stuff isn't designed to fade into the decoration and background.

26 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Contemporary art on show

The HKIAAF will host a strong contingent from local and international contemporary art galleries.

Sundaram Tagore gallery will exhibit Japanese artist Hiroshi Senju, Indian painter Sohan Qadri, and American artists Susan Weil, Nathan Slate Joseph and Lee Waisler.

3 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Christie's Spring Auctions Exhibition

Convention Hall, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre

Today to May 29

Christie's first evening sale of Asian contemporary and Chinese 20th-century art, to be held this Saturday, looks set to firmly establish Hong Kong as Asia's top arts auction centre. This city now comes third place globally, after London and New York, in terms of sales and volume.

22 May 2008 - 12:00am

Growing up fast

When Tang Contemporary Art opened on Hollywood Road last week, one could have been forgiven for wondering whether the local art market could accommodate yet another gallery selling Chinese contemporary art.

15 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

A wealth of significant contemporary art on offer

Younger Chinese artists are coming to the fore as collectors have turned their attention to finding works with 'unique historical and artistic value'.

2 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Under the hammer

All these paintings broke auction records.

Put Down Your Whip (1939) by Xu Beihong.

Sold by Sotheby's Hong Kong on April 7, 2007, for HK$72 million.

Sinking Ship (1995) by Liu Ye.

Sold by Sotheby's Hong Kong on April 7, 2007, for HK$7,040,000.

Tiananmen Square (1993) by Zhang Xiaogang.

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Christie's Spring Auctions 2006 Exhibition

Convention Hall

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Tomorrow-May 31

Christie's is holding its Spring Auctions 2006 from tomorrow, and there's plenty on offer for discerning collectors.

25 May 2006 - 12:00am