Chinese art

Qi Baishi paintings set new $141m record for Chinese artist

Set of 12 ink panels by traditional master sell to Chinese buyer at Poly Auction Beijing for RMB931.5m

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

David Tang, fashion entrepreneur and Chinese art collector, dies aged 63

Founder of fashion brand Shanghai Tang displayed pieces from his collection in his clubs and restaurants

Chinese institutions work with the Metropolitan for groundbreaking exhibition

'Age of Empires' explores the art of the Qin and Han dynasties

Qianlong seal scooped up by Chinese collector for €21m at Paris auction

The object, owned by one of China’s longest serving emperors, sold for more than 20 times its estimate

Restoration gives British Museum’s Amitabha Buddha a reason to smile

Bank of America sponsored the monumental statue’s first full conservation in 25 years

China show for Vuitton museum

Beijing's Ullens Center to help co-organise Paris exhibition

Sartorial artistry: Susan Jenkins discusses Eastern influence on Western fashion

The exhibition offers an overview of how Chinese culture has influenced Western fashion

China relaxes de facto ban on showing Ai Weiwei’s art

Artist surprised after four exhibitions are allowed to open in Beijing—but international travel is still off-limits

Cass Sculpture Foundation announces major Chinese art show in 2016

Large-scale installations by contemporary Chinese artists are being specially commissioned for next year

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Frieze launches charm offensive to tempt China, with Fiac not far behind

Frieze welcomes UK’s new visa rules for visitors as event’s co-founder prepares to “increase the dialogue” with Chinese artists and galleries


Uli Sigg film on his rational and comprehensive attitude to collecting Chinese contemporary art

Sigg reveals that he didn’t necessarily like some of the contemporary art he bought


Taipei takes attendance top spot with loans from China

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


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


Connoisseur collectors: A story of ten approaches to acquiring art

From Liechtenstein to Lisbon, these collectors discuss their interests and methods

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Uli Sigg's huge gift to Hong Kong museum M+

The Swiss collector is donating 1,463 Chinese contemporary works, with plans to sell another 47

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What Chinese collectors are really buying

While ancient art and ceramics remain popular, Contemporary Chinese art is taking off at home, and buyers outside the mainland are slowly looking toward Western art

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Rich inland cities become players on Chinese art scene

Sotheby’s goes west as art centres spring up beyond the traditional coastal base

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Qianlong seal finally finds a buyer

After the first sale fell through, the seal's second buyer gets a bargain

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Local collectors pick and choose in Chinese art and ceramics sales, with unsold lots increasing in key auctions

The days when buyers would pay top prices for any work seem to be over, as a maturing market becomes more selective and sensitive to change in the global economy

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Records tumble as the Chinese mainland embraces its modernists

“Modern Chinese art has one goal: how to merge western art and Chinese art. Now Chinese collectors recognise the value of these works.”

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CIGE Beijing is still local and still finding its way

Loyal collectors and galleries keep contemporary show on the map

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Art market's '08 boom and bust reflected in Chinese contemporary art sales

Figures saw buyers losing interest in the genre, before they regained confidence early last year

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Booming Chinese economy boosts art market

But emphasis is still on traditional works, with less understanding of contemporary art