Tag Archives: 亞洲藝術

exquisite classical chinese furniture at sotheby’s

Classical Chinese furniture – simple, clean with geometric lines and graceful curves – has been the rage in China since at least the 16th century.  The same descriptions can also be noted for the Art Deco and modern furniture I … Continue reading

chinese ceramics at sotheby’s: classic curves and modern colors

My love and infatuation with porcelain and ceramics comes and goes, but these last few months I’ve been red-hot on, so it was no surprise that’s what caught my eye at Sotheby’s when I had a private preview of their … Continue reading

the art in the chinese jade brush washer

Focused on all types of Asian Art, Asia Week is a weeklong series of auctions in the Spring and Fall in New York.  This means the auction houses and galleries bring out their treasure troves to tempt us to part … Continue reading

chinese artist wang guangle, a contemporary art darling

Born in 1976 and graduating only in 2000 from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, Wang Guangle is one of China’s contemporary art darlings… and rightly so. His work is fresh, original, holds it own and is international, … Continue reading

Chu Teh-Chun’s inner light

Chinese artist Chu Teh-Chun (b. 1920) has been a fixture on the Hong Kong contemporary scene for years, and although he has a presence in the West (predominantly France where he is a member of the prestigious Académie des Beaux-Arts) … Continue reading

China’s 2×2 inch Imperial past

Now and again I write about art which is not necessarily modern looking or made, but art that captivates the fascination of today’s contemporary collector. Just like their counterparts in Europe, the Chinese used seals to, well, seal letters and … Continue reading

Things seldom are what they appear

Wait, before you read further, can you guess the price of the above 70s looking tchotchke? Go on, trust your immediate gut reaction. At a simple glance, if most of us saw this accessory perched on a side table in … Continue reading