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Zeng Fanzhi

China artist Zeng Fanzhi admits “exhibition-phobia”

Zeng Fanzhi poses next to one of his paintings. Photo: May Tse

Zeng Fanzhi may be one of the world’s most feted and valuable living artists, but the Beijing-based painter says he has little time for the publicity such stature brings.

Saturday, 17 November, 2012, 5:48pm

Rethink the ink

This is an astonishing month in Europe for 59-year-old Chinese artist Liu Dan. His monumental black ink paintings on paper are headliners at three prestigious shows: at the British Museum, London's cutting-edge Saatchi Gallery, which is holding a non-commercial exhibition called 'Ink', and the Guimet Museum in Paris, which specialises in Asian art.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Vision of Nature: Lost and Found in Asian Contemporary Art

Works in various media by eight Asian artists including mainland painter Zeng Fanzhi, Japanese installation artist Takashi Kuribayashi (including Wald aus Wald, left) and local installation artist Pak Sheung-chuen. Daily, 10am-8pm, Entrance and the Pao Galleries, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2582 0200. Ends Jan 29

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Magazine's big party night out was one for the cover boys

Paparazzi hunting for snaps of the latest starlet were out of luck at the decidedly male-skewed cocktail party thrown by Esquire magazine in celebration of its 23rd year of publication at The Repulse Bay hotel on Thursday evening.

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Artistic impressions

This is a good week to go on a fine-art buying spree, especially if you have pockets as deep as so many mainland collectors. Sotheby's will be holding its second sale of the Ullens collection tonight, placing 90 lots on the block, including works by Zhang Xiaogang, Zeng Fanzhi and Sui Jianguo, estimated to fetch more than HK$77 million in total.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Artistic impressions

Just as the first robin signals the arrival of spring, the flood of press releases from galleries and art spaces in my inbox this week heralds the beginning of the autumn/winter exhibition season. I'm still struggling to make sense of some of them.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Chinese masterpieces go on show

Leading this section is Girl and Peaches by leading Chinese realist painter Wang Yidong (born in 1955) (estimate: HK$3.1 million to HK$3.8 million). This is the first time this masterpiece has been offered at the auction.

1 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Shape of what's to come at Chinese Pavilion

Lu Hao and Zhao Li, curators of the Chinese Pavilion at this year's Venice Biennale, liken their exhibition to 'a straw [that] shows which way the wind blows'.

21 Jun 2009 - 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

Sotheby's 2006 Spring Auction Exhibition

HK Convention and Exhibition Centre

Today to Sunday

6 Apr 2006 - 12:00am


Summer Exhibition - From Neo-realism To Post-modernism: Oil paintings by Chinese artists, including Wang Yidong, Zhu Yiyong, Guo Jin and Zhang Xiaogang. Pictured is Mask by Zeng Fanzhi. 10am-6.30pm Monday-Saturday. Schoeni Art Gallery, 21-23 Old Bailey Street and 27 Hollywood Road, Central. Tel: 2869 8802. Ends September 12.

28 Aug 2001 - 12:00am