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51 articles taggés "China"
Intoxicating Eastern Perfumes
In focusing on the subtle art of Chinese perfume, the Musée Cernuschi provides a genuine olfactory discovery: the first to reveal its importance in…
The Dark Side of the Art Market
The star of the milieu Georgina Adam, who works with leading papers like the Financial Times and Art Newspaper, recently published a new book on the…
A Major Song Piece from China
Ai Weiwei: Still a Disturbing Force
Lin Han: Pushing Art’s Boundaries
Asian Treasures From a Diplomat
Uli Sigg: When Chinese Art Becomes Globalized
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Zhang Daqian: Record-setting Artist
Very few know his name in the West… but in 2016, sales of his paintings totted up a grand total of $355 million.
The New TEFAF Report
The new TEFAF report on the Chinese market is a curious animal… At first glance, without any apparent connection with the concerns of the European…
A Dream of Porcelain
The Porcelain Room of the Santos Palace in Lisbon is famous for its ceiling, laid out at the end of the 18th century with "blue and white" plates from…
Kejia Wu: An Art Market Emerging Before Our Eyes…
The author of the latest TEFAF report, Kejia Wu, has seen the birth of the world's most important secondary market from the inside. She reveals her…
A Precious Ming Dynasty Lacquer
“From China and other places” could have been the name of this auction, whose highlights were a rare Ming dynasty lacquered platter as flowery as the…
Alice Jossaume: China and Japan Share the Spotlight
For four years, Alice Jossaume has been managing the venerable firm Portier & Associés with calm and serenity while taking a modern, dynamic look at…
Ink: A Big Future in the Art Market?
The Asian market is mad about this traditional medium, so conducive to hybridisation and technical innovation, and Western museums and collectors are…
A Chinese Clock Hits the Big Time
Time was certainly money for a Chinese automaton clock from the late Qing dynasty, whose lotuses, activated by an ingenious mechanism, rose in concert…
A Levitating Dali Buddha
Buddha statues from the Kingdom of Dali are extremely rare and each apparition creates quite a stir. This great haloed Buddha sold for €2,560,000.…
Robert de Semallé and China, a History in Positive and Negative
The embassy secretary’s pictures of 19 th -century China, especially the collodion negatives, triggered lively bidding again.
Arts of China and Japan: The Sacred and the Intimate
In Lyon, the arts of the Far East were represented in all their geographical diversity through netsukes, porcelains, bronzes and religious statues.…
A World Record for the Late Huang Yong Ping
In presenting a large installation by Huang Yong Ping, knocked down for €411,920, this contemporary art sale became a form of tribute, as the Franco-Chinese…
Robin's Egg: The Colour of Success
With this vase from China, all the ingredients were lined up for a stratospheric result: an imperial pedigree, an unusual form and above all a highly-desirable…
Hong Kong: Breaking Records and Windows
Hong Kong has consolidated its presence as the Asian capital of the art market, but for how long?
US vs China: Who’s Afraid of The Trade War?
Trade war tariffs are just collateral damage for an art world that has greatly profited from China’s inclusion in the art trade.
A Vase with a Decidedly Protective Shape
The surprise in this Asian art sale came from a blue and white porcelain vase shaped like a garlic clove.
The Art of Lacquer Under Emperor Yongle: €2,060,800
One of the highlights of Drouot's Asian week, this box, by attaining €2,060,800, becomes the specialty and the season’s most expensive item at the…
Philip Tinari: "We're in a Golden Age for Museums in China."
Publisher, critic and museum director all at once, this American forty-something is above all a leading specialist in contemporary Chinese art and…
An Enlightenment Fantasy
The 18 th -century spirit dear to French collector Gérard Hugon, whose collection of furniture and objets d'art he inherited from his family and has…
Yvon Chu: Spreading Chu Teh-Chun's Name Throughout the World
To commemorate the 100 th anniversary of the birth of the Franco-Chinese painter Chu Teh-Chun, his foundation is staging an exhibition at the National…
Pearl Lam Does Away with the Boundaries Between Contemporary Art and Design
Between Hong Kong and Shanghai, Chinese gallery owner Pearl Lam campaigns for intercultural dialogue and the recognition of Chinese contemporary art…
The Irresistible Rise of an Imperial Dragon
This blue-enamelled white porcelain flask is as imposing for its size – 50.3 cm – as for its imperial origin, which quickly pushed up the bidding.…
Victory for a Chinese Bell
The Middle Kingdom largely dominated an eclectic session.
Contemporary Art: From China to Algeria
Contemporary art featuring Chu Teh-Chun and Mahieddine Baya, who broke a world record
Bold Volumes by Sanyu
Sanyu's modernity: a question of angle…
An Imperial Yellow: Gift for Emperor Qianlong?
Although physically absent, Chinese buyers did not let this vase endowed with so many qualities slip through their fingers.
A Look Back: €8,128,000 was the Highest Bid in France in 2020
Two albums created quite a stir, sparking a nearly 30-minute battle that ended with a result of €8,128,000.
Qianlong on the Road to Immortality!
At over four million euros, this lantern vase attests to the vogue for Chinese imperial pieces, which is not expected to abate any time soon.
Vanessa Guo Moves to Paris to Open the Marguo Gallery
Braving the health crisis, on 19 October Vanessa Guo and her partner Jean-Mathieu Martini will open a new gallery, Marguo, on rue des Minimes. A promising…
Artprice: Analyzing 20 Years of Contemporary Art
The French database attests to contemporary art’s encroachment on the auction market over two decades.
Art Market Overview: China in Difficulties
The Chinese art market has been hit hard by the health crisis: as indicated by Artprice, auctions in Hong Kong were suspended until July, while on…
The Well-Stocked Attics of the Château de Mouchy
This tempting program delivered just enough of the hidden treasures of the Château de Mouchy to whet the appetite. A splendid success, producing over…
From Imperial China to Coypel’s Jerusalem
Chinese porcelain vied with a work by a French master for first place in this prestigious, resoundingly successful sale, which also included items…
Lacquer Chimeras and Ming Bronzes
Against all expectations, a chest in cinnabar lacquer achieved the highest bid.
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Handsome Chinese Fishbowls in Porcelain
In their porcelain universe, little goldfish go around in circles.
Triple success for Sanyu
Three flowing watercolors by the Chinese-born painter brought the highest bids during the auction of Paul Marceau Villain’s collection.
A Paris Collector’s Very Chinese Tastes
Heeding René Grog’s advice, in the 1960s a Frenchman collected Chinese artworks that went against the grain, especially imperial porcelain.
Art Market Overview: The Chinese Market in Decline
Artnet's report on the Chinese art market, published last month in partnership with the China Association of Auctioneers, highlighted a notable change…
Omens of Good Fortune
A box inlaid with hard stones, a Buddhist figurine and a jade plaque formed a winning trio.
Camille Claudel and Two Chinese Thangkas Steal the Show
Used for personal meditation and channeling divine energy, these sacred paintings took the lion's share, but a bust by Camille Claudel also weighed…
At Home with Fabienne Verdier
A few days before her first exhibition in London, the artist welcomes us into her den. A place of light and shadow, sheltered from the tumult of the…
Eclectic Treasures from the Paul-Louis Weiller Collection
An Imperial Russian chest of drawers and an amazing throne made of antlers recently sparked enthusiasm at the Paul-Louis Weiller Collection sale. …
Delacroix and a Qianlong Bronze
This auction featured a bronze deer and an Oriental watercolor, both superb.
Chinese Artworks Reigned Supreme
China, an outsider at this complete auction of several specialties, reigned supreme.
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