29 juin 2010

Wu Guanzhong, one of the fathers of modern Chinese art, died in Beijing on Friday

Wu Guanzhong 吴冠中 , born on August 29, 1919 in Yixing, Jiangsu Province, China. BEIJING (AP).- Wu Guanzhong, known as one of the fathers of modern Chinese art for combining western and Chinese elements in black and white oil paintings, has died. He was 90. He died in Beijing on Friday. "He was an inspiration for many Chinese artists, even to this day and one of the most important forces in modern Chinese art," Tan Ping, vice president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, said in an interview with the... [Lire la suite]
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28 janvier 2010

Les musées chinois peinent à enrichir leurs collections face à un marché de l'art qui s'envole

Lijiang par Wu Guanzhong, offert au Shanghai Art Museum, l'année dernière. Photo: CFP BEIJING (CHINE) [28.01.10] – Face à un marché de l'art où les collectionneurs chinois sont prêts à faire grimper les enchères, les musées du pays ont du mal à acquérir de nouvelles pièces pour les collections publiques. Selon un rapport ministériel, ils devraient allouer l'équivalent de 310 000 euros par an pour l'acquisition d'œuvres. Bien souvent, les sommes sont beaucoup plus minimes. Récemment, le ministère de la culture chinois a mené... [Lire la suite]
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15 août 2009

Sotheby's Hong Kong Autumn Sales Estimated in Excess of US$100 Million

Hong Kong, August 2009 Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2009 will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 3 to 8 October 2009. This sales series will offer over 2,300 lots of Modern and Contemporary Chinese and Southeast Asian Art, traditional Chinese paintings, fine Chinese ceramics and works of art as well as jewellery, watches and wine with a total estimate in excess of HK$780 million / US$100 million*. Selected highlights will be showcased during travelling exhibitions across Asia and in New York in August... [Lire la suite]