Asian art

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Auctions

Hong Kong dealer Johnson Chang on selling his collection and rethinking art for a new era

The collector and gallerist explains why he moved his central Hong Kong gallery and is parting ways with some of his favourite works at Sotheby's this week

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Art's Most Popular 2020

The exceptional piece of calligraphy at the centre of one of 2019's most popular—and most controversial—exhibitions

Tokyo National Museum’s show on Chinese artist Yan Zhenqing ranks 15th in our latest visitor attendance survey despite contentious loan from Taipei museum

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Art crime

Federal charges could lead to deeper scrutiny of Cambodian art in the US

Major museums hold works linked to prolific collector accused of smuggling and fraud

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US-China trade war

Trump delays tariffs on Chinese goods until December—but not for art and antiquities

New 10% tax will come into force on 1 September and apply to all works originating from China, regardless of where they are imported from

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Art market

Guggenheim deaccessions work by Zao Wou-Ki as the artist’s market swells

Following a $65m sale of the Chinese modernist’s work in October, Sotheby’s will offer an untitled work this spring to benefit the museum’s acquisition fund

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Art market

Taipei Dangdai attracts cautious but ‘committed’ local collectors in its first edition

Dealers report a high rate of works on reserve amid some strong sales at the launch of Taiwan’s new contemporary art fair

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Discoveries

Painting of courtesan by Kitagawa Utamaro—who influenced the Impressionists—goes on show for first time

Hanging scroll by the shunga master will be displayed in the British Museum’s revamped Japanese galleries

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Art crime

Full extent of burglary at Bath’s Museum of East Asian Art revealed

With the value of Chinese antiquities on the rise, police suspect the items removed were stolen to order

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Exhibitions

Turkmenistan sends treasures to Berlin in diplomatic move

Bronze Age artefacts from Margiana go on show at the Neues Museum

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Art market

Art Basel in Hong Kong welcomes more mainland galleries

Dealers from across Asia are ramping up their presence, and around half of the projects in the Kabinett sector are by Asian artists

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Art market

Will new global galleries stifle competition in Hong Kong?

Opportunity knocks, but there is a risk that it will deliver a blow to local artists and gallerists

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Art market

Asia Week auctions reveal breadth of the market

Christie’s and Sotheby’s dominate in terms of value but smaller firms can compete in the field of Asian art, with the internet’s help

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Art market

Asian Art in London celebrates two decades with Six Dynasties

Exhibition of US TV agent Norman Kurland's collection of ancient Chinese art is a highlight of 20th anniversary event

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Seattle Art Museum

Seattle set to get first Asian paintings studio in western US

Mellon Foundation grant helps to establish conservation centre at city’s Asian art museum

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Art market

Record breaking Chinese brush washer points to demand for Song ceramics in Hong Kong

At HK$294.3m, the Ru ware piece set a record for a Chinese ceramic at Sotheby's during Hong Kong's busy autumn auction and fair series

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Podcast

Podcast episode three: how the Getty is shaping southern California’s art scene

The story behind Pacific Standard Time in Los Angeles; Ming Wong on the historic queer art show in Taipei. Plus: an exclusive audio work by Zardulu the Mythmaker

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Taipei

Taipei takes attendance top spot with loans from China

Asian art is in the ascendancy globally, while in Europe, Salvador Dalí reigns supreme

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Forgeries

Most Chinese paintings in the V&A are fake

Artist-forgers have fooled Chinese collectors for centuries, as museums in the West are now discovering

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Asian art

Maynards looks East as Canadian auction house targets new Asian collectors

Striking while the market is hot

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Art market

A selection of the most sought after works of Asian art recently sold

The objects that made collectors dig deep

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TEFAF Maastricht

TEFAF Maastricht reaches beyond its European core

Chairman Ben Janssens has spent the year charming galleries and collectors in other continents

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Tate Modern

New acquisitions by Tate Modern show commitment to diversifying collection

Art from across the globe has recently found a home in Bankside

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Japanese art

Illuminating lacquer maker Onishi Isao, one of Japan's Living National Treasures

“The beauty is in the process and the final object is the sum of the path"

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Art fairs

Asia Week, New York: Dealers and auction houses report strong sales

There were new buyers and more collectors from India and China, but the art fairs were quieter events

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Art market

Modern Indian art fetches top prices at Sotheby's

But older decorative arts of the subcontinent fail to excite buyers

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Collectors

C.I. Kim to open New York gallery, following spaces in Beijing and South Korea

The Korean collector is being compared to Charles Saatchi

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Collectors

The eccentric Korean art collector and supermarket mogul C.I. Kim is to open a new branch of his Arario Gallery in Beijing

Arario Beijing claims to be “the world’s largest gallery”

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Art market

Western collectors still paying highest prices for top lots of Asian art

While Chinese sustain the middle market for rare but flashy cinnabar, rhinoceros horn and cloisonné

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Art fairs

Embarrassment of riches for Asian art collectors at Asia Week, New York

Exhibitions, lectures and auctions span the centuries and the continents

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Korean Art

Korea's National Museum of Contemporary Art and Ministry of Culture to invest in domestic art

For the first time, public money is being put into the art scene by the Korean government

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Cultura Basel

Cultura Basel '03 fair report: Sheikh of Qatar on a shopping spree at a smaller, more focused fair

A successful vernissage shows quantity does not always trump quality

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Art fairs

Local collectors made up for the lack of Americans and museum buyers at Asian Art in London week

Asian bidding dominated the saleroom sessions

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Art market

These are the Japanese artists in the international league

Two have already broken the $1 million barrier, and auction prices are rising

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Books

Spring books: US. Decorative arts to the fore

Photography, Asian art, the art of antiquity, Old Masters, and historiography are also among the topics covered

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Art dealers

Diary of a New York dealer: Carlton Rochell

Contemporary art collectors are coming to Southeast Asian art. Hollywood’s fascination with Buddhism is also a trigger

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Cultura Basel

Cultura Basel at a crossroads as Antiquities and Asian art lead the field

Cultura Basel '02 fair report

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Asian art

Gao Xingjian won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2000 but he has also revived abstract painting though his Eastern sensibility and technique

“We exist in a state of barbarity, where art is on the point of not loving art”

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Art market

Disappointing result for the first International Asian art fair due to unfortunate timing

Fine quality at the Asian art fair failed to woo the buyers despite the perfect location

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Asian art

Asia Week in the galleries

From Shang to the present, Asian art in all its diversity

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Asian art

Haughtons’ International Asian Art Fair still rules NY's Asia Week

A diverse offering of Chinese, Japanese, Southeast Asian and contemporary art

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Phillips

A new head of Asian art at Phillips: Interview with Colin Sheaf

“London remains a huge centre for collectors all over Europe”

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Art dealers

Diary of a dealer: veteran Asian art dealer Robert H. Ellsworth states “provenance is worth one-third of the price”

The market is driven by supply and demand and not by collectors’ taste, says veteran dealer in Asian art

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Art fairs

At Asian Art Week in London dealers, scholars and collectors congregate for major shows and great parties

Fifty-two participants will exhibit everything from Indian statue jewels to Islamic tiles

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Art fairs

Arts of Pacific Asia Show: Mid-price treasures for new and younger collectors

Works from the Southeast Asian countries vie with the more traditional Chinese and Japanese selections

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Exhibitions

Subcontinental splendour at the Victoria & Albert Museum

An exhibition of Sikh treasures casts new light upon the art of an Indian culture better known for its war-like tendencies

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Art market

Greater China resists the economic flu

In market competition between Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei and Singapore, Hong Kong still comes top, with Taiwan second

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Art market

A tribute to British savvy in a time of increasing globalisation

London may be the loser in the end, but the Brits brought it on themselves

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Asian art

New York all set to be the world centre for Asian art

The Art Newspaper reporter saw a trend towards later Chinese art, satisfied dealers active museums buyers—and some worrying fakes

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Art market

Who are the biggest collectors of Chinese art in Taiwan?

Top Taiwanese dealer Jeff C.F. Hsu gives an exceptionally detailed analysis with names of leading figures in the market and where to find what kind of art

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Art market

Providing a service to forty-five museums: Entwhistle & Co. brokers the sale of modern and contemporary work in Japan

The pioneering company find that patience is the key to success in Japan

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Exhibitions

The unknown art of Indian Jainism at the V&A

About six million Indians follow this faith, but its art and beliefs are very little known to many in the west

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Art market

Have the salerooms killed off London as a major player in the Asian art market?

Top dealer Giuseppe Eskenazi blames the auction houses

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Exhibitions

Indian Christmas at the V&A

Exhibition of Kalighat painting to tour the UK

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Korean art at the V&A

New space sponsored by Samsung corporation

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Victoria & Albert Museum

A gallery with a new vision of Chinese art opens at the V&A this month

Daring to say “This is rare and beautiful” in new V&A Chinese gallery

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Victoria & Albert Museum

New gallery of Korean Art at the V&A

A space for over 600 decorative arts objects

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Victoria & Albert Museum

The Queen to open gallery of Indian art at Victoria and Albert Museum

Britain’s immigrant community not yet in the giving mood