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  • Jeff Koons’s Bunny Sets a New Record for a Living Artist in Christie’s Half-Billion-Dollar Postwar & Contemporary Art Sale

    17 May 2019

    It was a stellar evening for Christie’s on 15th May 2019 as fevered bidding propelled the performance of rare blue-chip works from prestigious private collections—including a battle that set a new auction record for Jeff Koons. The sale realized a total of $538.9 million, squarely in the middle of the revised presale expectations of $422 […]

  • Claude Monet Smashes Record with Usd 110.7 Million at Sotheby’s Auction

    15 May 2019

    After close to 9 mins of intense bidding, ‘Meules’ set a new world record for the impressionist master on Tuesday. All told, Sotheby’s Impressionist and modern evening sale made $349.9 million with buyer’s premium, above its pre-sale high estimate of $337 million, even after the late withdrawal of a Picasso lot estimated at $3 million […]

  • Art Busan 2019

    15 May 2019

    Art Busan 2019 Exhibiting Artists: Chen Wenling, Lee Jinhyu, Liu Tingting, Tamen Fair Period: 31st May – 2nd June 2019 VIP Preview: 30th May 2019 Venue: 104, Gurak-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan, 48214, Korea Contact: +86 1057623020 / beijing@yanggallery.info ___________________________________________________________ Chen Wenling Chen Wenling, born in 1969 from Anxi China is recognized as one of the top ten contemporary sculptors in […]

  • 花几个亿买画不买楼,年度收藏家大咖

    15 May 2019

    继纽约、港岛之后,东瀛艺术品拍场的硝烟也渐已散去,作为全球艺术领域的绝对主角,内地拍卖行业的春季大拍又将粉墨登场!……   归纳总结,近几年拍场的大咖们的数量开始逐渐增多。顶级收藏家是富豪榜上的常客,很多是来自商业和艺术业界赫赫有名的大佬。   眼下,中国艺术品市场走过了25年历程,正处在新老藏家接棒时期,老藏家的转型,新生代、富二代、藏二代收藏家的风格凸显,都指向角色和风格更加多元化的国际潮流。   2018年,由陈东升一手创办的“拍卖帝国”中国嘉德拍卖迎来25周年,也正是在2018年,迄今为止华人最大的收藏团队清翫雅集宣布:陈东升成为清翫雅集的正式会员,也是大陆地区的第一位会员。   作为拍卖收藏界的大佬,陈东升的收藏家底毋庸置疑。其中一个大手笔是捐赠数亿元收藏给母校武汉大学,并以父亲陈万里的名字命名建立了万林艺术博物馆。   另外一个大手笔就是未来的泰康美术馆。经过15年的泰康艺术空间运营,2019年泰康空间的工作重点将会向泰康美术馆转移,未来民营美术馆的版图里,很可能要增加一座中国的MoMA。   乔志兵对当代艺术的痴迷深入骨髓,自2006年底开始收藏中国当代艺术便一发不可收。他不断走访艺术家工作室,并且以每个月都在买的速度增加收藏。时隔一年之后的巴塞尔博览会则为他打开了另外一扇收藏大门,他的收藏更加开放,不限于国界与媒介,富有冒险精神。   他不仅收藏当代艺术,还在不遗余力地让更多的人相信当代艺术。他将收藏展示在他上海的俱乐部里,并接待了无数国内外艺术爱好者,成为上海的艺术地标。   为艺术冒险的他,还在上海斥巨资打造了“油罐艺术中心”,未来围绕着5个巨大的油罐,将会形成一个艺术生活的新生态圈。   从娱乐、房地产、金融业起家的李笠,2006年开始进入艺术品收藏市场,大刀阔斧地买买买后,很快在近现代书画收藏领域打出一片天地,圈内人送称谓“帽哥”。   2011年秋拍,他以6095万元竞得弘一法师1929年的《华严集联三百》;2012年春拍,他又用9200万元购买了傅抱石在金刚坡时期的最大作品《杜甫九日蓝耕会饮诗意图》。李笠不仅收藏了诸多近现代名家作品,还以独到眼光较早开始关注价值曾被低估的黄宾虹作品,至今已成为国内黄宾虹作品的头号收藏家。   转向幕后的帽哥成立了“丰华臻传”,在此平台上新老藏家们推荐各家拍行最靠谱的好货,足迹遍布北上广的重要拍卖会。以行家看预展的方式,对重要拍品进行分析判断,其幽默犀利的点评风格广受粉丝欢迎,由此带动和影响了一些企业家加入艺术品收藏队伍,成为艺术品市场的土豪输送机。   70后的李琳打造了江南布衣的时尚王国, 900多家JNBY,分布在几大洲。然而她并不认为自己是“时尚专家”,事实上她的时尚事业一直受益于艺术。   李琳每年基本上要去10个艺博会,是巴塞尔、迈阿密、伦敦、纽约以及巴黎、马德里等艺博会的常客。甚至在早期她对国外艺术家还没那么熟悉的时候,也会先买下来,再顺藤摸瓜去研究。   从事证券投资行业20年的王兵, 2000年创办了鼎天资产管理有限公司,曾任和现任TCL、汇源、万通等多家公司的董事。王兵不仅收藏了众多中国当代艺术家的重要绘画、雕塑、装置和影像作品,也对新兴的年轻艺术家持续保持着高度的关注。   王兵和薛冰共同发起的新世纪当代艺术基金会(NCAF),为艺术家、策展人、学者和机构提供资助,开展自主性研究项目和出版工作,推动了中国当代艺术的发展。在2018年度亦支持了12个艺术创作、展览、出版及讲座等相关活动以及7个非盈利空间。   万达集团的掌门人王健林是收藏家榜单上的常客,上世纪八九十年代,王健林在收藏界小有名气,他就敢于以800万元分期付款买下傅抱石的代表作《龙盘虎踞》。   1997年,王健林第一次拜访吴冠中后,他开始花费巨资,几乎搜罗了所有流落国外的吴冠中作品。他曾半开玩笑地说,之所以会放弃部队和政府里的大好机会及稳定前程,而选择冒险下海去做房地产,原因就是因为要有钱才能搞收藏,才能买得起他爱的那些书画。   2014年,万达集团在纽约佳士得夜场拍卖中,以1.72亿元人民币购得毕加索名画《两个小孩》,拉开了中国企业家国际化收藏的大幕。   万达在银行租了一个几百平方米的保险库存放艺术品,王健林也正在建造大连万达美术馆。如今,万达的收藏史已经超过20年,其藏品数量之大、质量之高、品类之全,在国内企业中几乎无人能及。   初中辍学搏得百亿身家,刘益谦在资本市场的传奇故事,又在收藏圈上演。高调又任性的刘益谦的亿元藏品清单每年都在刷新中。   他在拍卖会上已成功地将十多件过亿元人民币艺术品收入囊中,包括中国古代书画、瓷器、当代国际艺术,刘益谦目前身价最高的藏品是他于2015年11月以十多亿元买下的莫迪利阿尼的作品《侧卧的裸女》。   这些昂贵的战利品都被放在刘益谦、王薇夫妇拥有的上海龙美术馆里展示。在寸土寸金的上海,刘益谦、王薇夫妇创办的龙美术馆已拥有两座场馆——浦东馆、西岸馆。 重庆馆也于2016年5月底开幕,构成了“两城三馆”的艺术构架,是目前国内相当具有规模和收藏实力的私立美术馆。   未来,刘益谦夫妇还有新的开馆和展览计划,他们在艺术品市场上买买买的节奏就从来没有停歇过。正如王薇所言,在收藏上,刘益谦赚多少钱,我就花多少钱!   元代画家任仁发《五王醉归图》以超过3亿元的价格成交,让2016年低迷的中国艺术品市场为之振奋。出手揽得珍品的是苏宁集团老总张近东的哥哥张桂平,这位艺术品市场上低调的“隐富”也由此引发社会关注。   张桂平对中国传统文化情有独钟,是位忠诚专注的收藏家。他所创建的苏宁博物馆更是收藏了重要的中国艺术品,其中典藏的近3000件藏品中汇集了唐、宋、元、明、清、近现代各时期代表人物的作品。   苏宁博物馆中不乏来自拍卖会的天价拍品,如创下吴镇拍卖纪录的《野竹图》、王石谷的《仿宋元山水巨册》、创夏圭拍卖纪录的《山庄暮雪图》、袁江《蓬莱仙境》、创造赵雍纪录的《前浦理纶图》、张大千《羲之换鹅图》和傅抱石《郑庄公见母图》等。 […]

  • 13 Fascinating Looks at the Met Gala Next to the Works of Art That Inspired Them

    08 May 2019

    The flamingo-pink carpet was awash with feathers, tulle, sequins, gold lamé, and plastic baubles—perfectly fitting for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s high-glamour annual Costume Institute gala, this year dedicated to the theme of camp fashion. Hosted by Harry Styles, Serena Williams, Amal Clooney, and Anna Wintour—when else do you get a boy band veteran, a […]

  • The Real Reason Why Luxury Brands Love the Art World

    06 May 2019

    Louis Vuitton reopened its refurbished flagship store in Florence in March 2019 to great fanfare from the fashion industry. The brand made great play of the fact that, alongside all the luxury apparel and accessories, the store is replete with artworks including works by Italian artists such as Osvaldo Medici del Vascello and Massino Listri.   Luxury fashion […]

  • ‘Art & Beyond: Liu Fei & Liu Hong Solo Exhibition’ 2019

    01 May 2019

    Exhibition Title: Art & Beyond Exhibiting Artists: Liu Fei, Liu Hong Opening Cocktail: 
17th May 2019, 6:30 – 9:30 pm RSVP: shion@yanggallery.com.sg/ +6567218888 Exhibition Period: 
2019.5.17 – 6.12 Venue: 
Yang Gallery • Singapore
581 Orchard Road, The Shopping Gallery Hilton #01-11, Singapore 238883 Foreword   Fresh from recent projects with Louis Vuitton and luxury goods group Richemont, renowned female portraiture painter Liu Hong was born […]

  • Yang Gallery | Art News: ‘Shen Jingdong Was Here’ at BIENNALE ARTE 2019 🇮🇹

    01 May 2019

    BIENNALE ARTE 2019 🇮🇹 沈敬东威尼斯个展 | Shen Jingdong was here Opening:8th May 2019, 4:30 pm Venue: Via Garibaldi, Castello 1814
30122 Venice www.yanggallery.com.sg / + 65 67218888 The mark of I was here is a common and vulgar graffiti found in China’s scenic spots, walls, gravestones, mountains, and valleys. It is a common behavior among travelers who want to […]

  • A Volunteer Docent Surprised a Philadelphia Museum With $8 Million Donation

    24 Apr 2019

    Estelle Rubens told the academy she’d leave it “a little something,” but they had no idea what was coming. Over the 15 years that Estelle Rubens served as a beloved volunteer docent at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, she and her husband Raymond were amassing a collection of modern and contemporary American art. […]

  • Christie’s Is Riding the Modigliani Market With the Sale of a Sculpture That Could Fetch $40 Million This May

    20 Apr 2019

    The prices paid for works by Amedeo Modigliani at auction have been eye-popping for most of the past decade, with his richly colored nudes achieving some of the highest sums ever recorded at public sales. Christie’s is betting the streak will continue, with the just-announced consignment of a rare limestone sculpture, Tête (circa 1911–12), that will be offered […]

  • French Billionaire Art Collectors the Pinaults and the Arnaults Pledge $340 Million to Rebuild Notre Dame

    17 Apr 2019

    Billionaire art collectors and businessmen François Pinault and Bernard Arnault have pledged €300 million (around $340 million) to help rebuild Notre Dame. They announced their gifts within hours of a devastating blaze that ripped through the roof of the great cathedral in Paris on Monday evening. The massive fire tore through the 850-year-old structure, causing the […]

  • ‘望江山 | The Vast Landscape’ Opening Cocktail 2019

    09 Apr 2019

    Dear friends, The Yang Gallery • Beijing 798 team sincerely appreciates your wonderful presence & lovely support at .’望江山 | The Vast Landscape’ Opening Cocktail. We look forward to see you at our next event soon!

  • Millennials Fork Out US$28m on KAWS’S Simpsons Art

    09 Apr 2019

    Millennials snapped up US$28 million worth of art inspired by the Simpsons television show, along with skateboarding shoes and cans of spray paint at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong as a new generation of collectors comes of age. They are the new young collectors – a lot hippier in hoodies – emerging in the auction […]

  • ‘望江山 | The Vast Landscape’

    02 Apr 2019

    Dear friends, Yang Gallery • Beijing 798 team cordially invites you to《望江山 | The Vast Landscape》Opening Cocktail, 6th April 2019, 3-6pm at Yang Gallery • Beijing 798. 👏🍷 We look forward to your presence soon! RSVP: beijing@yanggallery.info / +861057623020 策展人 Curator: Susanna Yang 展览日期 Exhibition Period:2019.4.6-4.28 展览地点 Exhibition Venue:北京市朝阳区酒仙桥路4号798艺术区陶瓷三街, 杨国际艺术中心 3rd Taoci Street, No.4 Jiuxianqiao […]

  • Art Basel Hong Kong 2019

    28 Mar 2019

    The seventh edition of Art Basel Hong Kong opened on 27th March 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre for Private View and we were there during the first two days  to catch all the highlights. This year’s event will highlight exhibitions and installations such as KAWS’ new “ALONG THE WAY” Exhibition, NIGO’s ”NIGOLDENEYE® Vol. […]

  • The Dior x KAWS plush BFF Are Now Up for Grabs

    23 Mar 2019

    The highly coveted Dior x KAWS plush BFF is finally available to cop in-store <3 The BFF, its pink furry body sharply suited head-to-toe in Dior, was the focus of Dior’s artistic director Kim Jones’ first collection arrival announcement. An unique collaboration with one of the world’s most recognisable contemporary art subject, naturally they are limited edition with […]

  • Beijing Art Summit 2019

    22 Mar 2019

    The ‘Beijing Art Summit 2019’ is an exciting event in March, staging an international platform for dialogue from multiple perspectives on issues in contemporary art in China and around the world comes at an increasingly important time in global history. The Chinese art market is mirroring China’s new stance on the geopolitical stage. Equally important is […]

  • A Chinese Collector Transformed Five Empty Oil Tanks Into a Museum With a Fitting Name: Tank Shanghai

    21 Mar 2019

    Tank Shanghai, the ambitious and long-awaited museum project from Chinese collector Qiao Zhibing is finally set to open its doors. The museum—which is comprised of five disused oil tanks that formerly stored fuel for the nearby Hongqiao International airport—sits on the banks of Shanghai’s Huangpu river. After years of extensive work, Qiao has converted the empty tanks […]

  • ‘The Arts Define Who We Are at Cartier’: An Interview with Chief Executive Cyrille Vigneron

    13 Mar 2019

    When he was named chief executive of Cartier International in 2016, Cyrille Vigneron was given the unenviable task of defining a new strategy for the luxury jeweler and building bridges within the Cartier organization “to make everyone feel part of the maison” owned by the Richemont luxury conglomerate. Three years later, with the precision of […]

  • LACMA acquired a gigantic painting by Zeng Fanzhi, one of China’s most expensive artists.

    10 Mar 2019

    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has not been shy about its efforts to expand its operations and reach in China. Last year, the California museum announced that it had made an arrangement with the Shanghai art collector Budi Tek, who has pancreatic cancer, to merge his private institution, the Yuz Museum, with LACMA. On […]