From the Toronto Star: From dissident outcast to culture industry lynchpin in 10 short years: welcome to the New China, version 2.0. Thirty years ago, Deng Xiaoping started China’s economic miracle, opening the first...
by Liu Yong | Oct 7, 2008
From CCTV.com: Zhang Xiaogang is a contemporary Chinese symbolist and surrealist painter. He joined a group of young avant-garde artists who came to international prominence during the 1980s. Zhang was a joint founder of the...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 9, 2008
The New York Times reports on a record-breaking sale at an art auction in Hong Kong: More than 100 works from the Estella Collection, which Sotheby’s has called the largest and most important trove of Chinese contemporary art,...
by Sophia Cao | Sep 23, 2007
From Knox County Times: Keeping pace in modern technology has prevented contemporary Chinese artists from dying before the West learned of them.No wonder the stock market is lagging, and the money is being invested in Chinese art. On June 21 at Sotheby’s, Chinese artists, which most will not have heard of, set records. Yue Minjun’s […]
by Sophia Cao | Jul 21, 2007
Anjali Rao from CNN interviewed Zhang Xiaogang, the well-known contemporary Chinese artist whose works “sell for million of dollars around the world.” Below is an excerpt: Anjali Rao: Your works were initially barred from being displayed in galleries here in China. It was seen as not traditional enough and too western, not conventional enough. How […]
by Sophia Cao | Mar 21, 2007
From Bloomberg: When the bidding for an 8-foot-wide painting by Chinese artist Yue MinjunÔºàÂ≤≥ÊïèÂêõÔºâ reached $1 million yesterday at Sotheby’s, whistles rang through the quiet New York salesroom. Fueled by three determined phone bidders, the 1993 painting “Goldfish” ended up fetching $1.38 million, an auction record for the artist. It shows 15 toothy, grinning caricatures […]
by Sophie Beach | Aug 31, 2005
From the New York Times: Mr. Zhang, 47, is one of China’s best-known artists. For years, his works – like those of other avant-garde artists of his generation – could not be exhibited in China, often because they were deemed too modern or politically questionable. But now his paintings are not only collected by wealthy […]