Sotheby’s Hong Kong Spring Sales see strength in market exceeding pre-sale estimates
Source: Artdaily | 08 April 2013
Sotheby’s Hong Kong Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings 2013 Spring Sale commanded HK$113 million / US$14.5 million more than doubling the pre-sale estimate (HK$42 million / US$5.3 million), the second highest auction total for the category. Top lot of the sale was Lee Man Fong’s Balinese-themed Modern Masterpiece Bali Life which sold for HK$21.4 million / US$2.7 million (Est: HK$3.5 – 5.5 million / US$452,000 – 710,000)
Source: 香港經濟日報 | 09 April 2013
China’s Largest Auction House Launches Inaugural Spring Sale In Hong Kong
Source: Artlyst | 04 April 2013
China Guardian Auctions , the oldest auction house in Mainland China, specializing in Chinese artwork of all varieties, will build on the huge success of its first auction in Hong Kong last year with its inaugural Spring Auctions in the city on 4-5 April 2013. The lots are unveiled today at the Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong; 300 Chinese ink paintings including 25 Hong Kong ink paintings, and a strong presentation of work for the inaugural Chinese ceramics sale in Hong Kong. The preview will run until 4 April 2013. The total estimate for the sale is in excess of HKD200 million (USD 25.8million).
Exclusive Jean Cocteau 50th Anniversary Exhibition in Hong Kong
Source: Artinfo | 03 April 2013
An exclusive and major exhibition that showcases the talent and influence of Jean Cocteau will be held to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of the artist and author.
Amongst the 230 works to be displayed is the sword made by Cartier for Cocteau’s entrance to the Académie Française. Designed by the artist himself in 1955, the handle is unmistakably Cocteau, shaped like his line drawings of Orpheus.
One of the greatest French talents of the 20th Century, Cocteau produced novels, plays, ballets, films, paintings, and illustrations. His work was influential amongst his contemporaries as well as for many artists who came after. This exhibition titled “Jean Cocteau: Spirit of the 20th Century Parisian Scene” will display work by Cocteau as well as by those inspired by him, including Pablo Picasso, Giorgio de Chirico, Leon Bakst, Bernard Buffet, Leonard Foujita, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, and Andy Warhol.
Re Ink: Invitational Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Ink and Wash Painting 2000-2012 tours to Today Art Museum
Source: en.cafa.com.cn| 1 April 2013
Jointly hosted by Hubei Museum of Art, Today Art Museum and 99ys.com, “Re Ink: Invitational Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Ink and Wash Painting 2000-2012 ” will be held at Today Art Museum from April 2 through April 16, 2013. The opening is held at Today Art Museum at 4:00 pm on April 2, 2013. Lu Hong, Art Director of Shenzhen Art Museum, serving as its curator, Ji Shaofeng, Deputy Director of Hubei Museum of Art, serving as its academic advisor, the exhibition features more than 200 pieces of work themed on “ink and wash” by 62 contemporary artists from across China.
Source: news.artron.net| 17 March 2013
Source: Artforum.com.cn | 25 Mar 2013
香港巴塞爾藝術展(Art Basel Hong Kong)將於5月23日至26日期間在香港會議展覽中心舉行，屆時將會展出超過3000名來自亞洲和西方的藝壇新星和20世紀早期藝術大師的作品。
‘Father of Art’ leaves lasting legacy
Source: The Standard| 28 March 2013
Laurence Tam Chi-sing, the first chief curator of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, died recently at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Award-winning artist Dominic Lam Man- kit wrote an article in Sing Tao Daily in memory of the man he considered to be the “Father of Art” in the SAR.
Tam was once an art teacher at Wah Yan College in Kowloon. In 1971, he resigned from the art education field, which he loved so much and was familiar with, to join the just-formed Hong Kong Museum of Art.
He was promoted to the position of chief curator from vice curator in 1985. During the period, he saw through the planning and building of the new Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, and the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre. He also nurtured many art and management talents, including all the later chief curators.
Source: 信報| 21 March 2013