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30 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
A major Song piece from China
Ai Weiwei: still a disturbing force
Lin Han: pushing art’s boundaries
Asian treasures from a diplomat
Three questions for Uli Sigg
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.
The Renaissance, natural style
Becca Cason Thrash: the million-dollar lady
Mehdi Hadj Khalifa: "Morocco is in an experimental phase"
Records for a delicate touch and angelic inspiration
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