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What the Art Market has to say about ZENG Fanzhi (1964)

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Top Chinese Contemporary Artists [17 Aug 2018]

It’s Top 10 Friday! Every other Friday Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week we pick out the Top 10 performing Contemporary Chinese artists, ten years after the extraordinary peaks reached by some of the country’s most fashionable artists. Last year (end-June 2017 to end-June 2018) two Chinese Contemporary artists, Chen Yifei and Zhou […]

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Hong Kong’s Top results [06 Apr 2018]

Today’s Friday Top looks at the best art auction results hammered in Hong Kong since January 2017, including the recent sales in March. The results confirms trends observed in recent years: in short… prices are soaring for the major Chinese signatures of the 20th and 21st centuries. With a price of over $13 million at […]

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The Hong Kong Top 10 [24 Nov 2017]

It’s Top 10 Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, we look at Hong Kong where the high-end market always favours Asian artists, especially those who have gained an international reputation… New York, London and Hong Kong are the only three international trade centres capable of concentrating the best supply […]

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China’s art market is opening… example in Shanghai [02 Nov 2016]

As the years go by, China’s art market is gradually opening up to Western art, driven partly by the initiatives of Western auction houses who inform and advise Chinese collectors and partly by an increasingly energetic museum policy aimed at promoting the best Western art to the Chinese public. Although cultural diversity is, a priori, […]

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Zeng Fanzhi, twenty years after his debut in Beijing [27 Sep 2016]

Zeng Fanzhi, twenty years after his debut in Beijing Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art has opened a retrospective show for one of the most country’s most famous Contemporary artists, ZENG Fanzhi. The exhibition will run until 19 November 2016 and covers around 25 years of work, including his Hospital and Masks series that made […]

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Hong Kong sales marathon continues [23 Aug 2016]

Compared with the deceleration of mainland China’s art market, Hong Kong is still looking buoyant. In 2015, it was the only Chinese city to post an increase in annual auction turnover on Fine Art and this year the city has consolidated its status as an international platform — a strategic crossroad — resisting the current […]

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Flash News: Contemporary Art – London – Victor Vasarely – “Defense de mourir” – Centre Pompidou [24 Jun 2016]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news:Major Contemporary Art sales in London next week… Triple celebrations for Victor VASARELY’s 110th anniversary. “Defense de mourir” at the Centre Pompidou.

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Strongest auction debuts [03 Jun 2016]

In Artprice’s fortnightly series of auction rankings, this week’s Friday Top looks at the strongest price evolutions of artists new to the auction market.

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Flash News: The Schieles of November – Christie’s in Shanghai – A Giacometti masterpiece at Sotheby’s [31 Oct 2014]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: The Schieles of November – Christie’s in Shanghai – A Giacometti masterpiece at Sotheby’s

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Flash News: FIAC is back – Staying with Paris – the FIAC fringe – Paul-Durand Ruel: an art dealer in Paris [17 Oct 2014]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: FIAC is back – Staying with Paris – the FIAC fringe – Paul-Durand Ruel: an art dealer in Paris

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Contemporary art: the choice of medium [09 Sep 2014]

Which artistic media are most appreciated by Contemporary art collectors: painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking or drawing? Auctions results clearly reflect the major trends as well as the most sought-after and most profitable artistic categories for auction operators.

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Excellent results in Hong Kong [15 Apr 2014]

In the first week of April, Sotheby’s, global no. 2 and Poly, global no. 3 (established in Hong Kong since 2012) held a series of major sales devoted to Modern and Contemporary Asian art. The sales featured lots of works by charismatic artists whose prices are still on an ascending path. Below, some of the highlights of the two days of sales entirely dedicated to Asian art.

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Art Paris – Why China is so important for the art market [18 Mar 2014]

The 14th edition of Art Paris will be held under the dome of the Grand Palais in Paris from 27 to 30 March 2014. The fair’s organiser since 2011, Guillaume Piens, is proud to have attracted more than 53,000 visitors to the 2013 edition, which makes Art Paris one of the most frequented Contemporary Art fairs in Europe.

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2013 in review: Influential art market columnists [17 Dec 2013]

After the new heights achieved in 2013, we asked the most respected art market columnists from all around the world to tell us more about what is a surprise nowadays on the art market, and are they expecting more for 2014.

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New price surge for Chinese art [03 Dec 2013]

After the extraordinary performance of its Post-War & Contemporary Art sale in mid-November, Christie’s started its sales of Contemporary Asian art on 23 November in Hong Kong. The same artistic period, but a different cultural field and a different marketplace… and yet almost a new record: USD 102 million

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Sotheby’s: 40 years in Asia [08 Oct 2013]

An auction house – even one that has existed for 200 years – celebrates its birthday like everyone else, with irrational spending, a big party, compulsive shopping, and lots of alcohol!

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Christie’s in Shanghai [01 Oct 2013]

In the long-running global race between the world’s most powerful auction houses, Christie’s has just won one of the laps with its first sale in Shanghai.

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Contemporary Art in Hong Kong [30 Aug 2013]

Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the 10 best auction results for works of Contemporary art in Hong Kong between July 2012 and June 2013.

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The best of Hong Kong [24 May 2013]

Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the top ten hammer prices in Hong Kong!

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The Hong Kong’s marathon [27 Nov 2012]

The official Hong Kong marathon is not until February… but the week of sales that just ended in the former British Colony has left art collectors and market players exhausted after some twenty auctions and at least as many exhibitions.

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Hong Kong … [05 Jun 2012]

With the spring auctions at Christie’s and Sotheby’s and the HK Art Fair, May has become one of the most active months of the years for the Hong Kong art market.

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The global art market – an overview of 2011 [03 Jan 2012]

Following our summaries of the performance of the Art Market Confidence Index and of the French art market in 2011, we are closing the series with a round-up of the global art auction market in 2011.

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Repeat sales in Contemporary Chinese art… [29 Nov 2011]

Nearly two months after Sotheby’s, it was Christie’s turn to organise a major sale of Contemporary Asian art in Hong Kong.

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Contemporary Indian art [22 Nov 2011]

Long considered as just one of the emerging movements in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China), Indian Contemporary art has managed to carve out a distinct place in the global art market with its own independent identity.

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KIAF 2011 – Overview [27 Sep 2011]

The tenth KIAF having just ended, Artprice takes a retrospective look at one of the most constant Asian fairs, that of South Korea, the world’s 13th market for Contemporary art.

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Beijing: a taste for tradition [13 Sep 2011]

Beijing now competes with New York in terms of revenue totals; however, it is in fact a very different market:

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The sale of the Ullens collection confirms the strength of Chinese art [12 Apr 2011]

Two weeks after the news of China’s domination of the global art market, all eyes were focused on the sale of the famous Ullens Collection at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong on 3 April 2011.

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Shock wave through the art market… China now ranks first, ahead of the USA and the UK [22 Mar 2011]

According to Thierry Ehrmann, founder and CEO of Artprice, the world leader in art market information, “this unprecedented news represents a turning point in the history of the global art market: China is now the number 1 in terms of Fine art auction revenue”.

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Strong demand for Chinese Modern art [07 Dec 2010]

In the autumn of 2008, Hong Kong was the first art marketplace to suffer the effects of the economic crisis on the art market.

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Hong Kong stirs from slumber [28 Sep 2009]

Sotheby’s kicks off its Modern and Contemporary Asian Art sales in Hong Kong on 6 October 2009. The day will be divided into three sessions: 20th Century Chinese Art, Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings and Contemporary Asian Art. The catalogues are ambitious with more than 380 works by Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Indonesian and Korean artists, and a total revenue estimate of close to $25m.

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