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A Shanghai Auntie Mame – Christopher Mason

The New York Times profiles Shanghai art and design maven Pearl Lam: Ms. Lam, a daughter of the late Lim Por-yen, a Hong Kong tycoon, has been a pioneer in the Chinese art world. With the 1993 opening of the first Contrasts, in Hong Kong, she began promoting Chinese contemporary art long before it enjoyed […]

Shanghai Surprise – Nancy Hass

From the New York Times Magazine (link): Pearl Lam knows what we think about when we think about Chinese design: “Fakes. All those counterfeit Louis Vuitton bags. The miles of Prada and Christian Dior. Or Ming chairs, reproduced over and over. It’s very depressing. But we can’t move into the 21st century unless we confront […]

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