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Hong Kong post goes to Dutch conductor

Radio Netherlands 01/18/2012
Hong Kong post goes to Dutch conductor

Award-winning Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden has been named chief conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Picasso, Mondrian Paintings Stolen in Greece

The Wall Street Journal 01/11/2012
Hong Kong Gallerist Ben Brown on the City's Growing Yen for Western Art

Although he was a native of Hong Kong, when Ben Brown decided to open an art gallery, he chose London rather than his home town for his first venture. When Ben Brown Fine Arts opened its doors in London’s Cork Street back in 2004, Hong Kong still seemed an unpromising location for a gallery aiming to specialize in western contemporary art. But by 2009, having already opened a second London branch, Brown was ready to take the plunge in Hong Kong.

Picasso, Mondrian Paintings Stolen in Greece

Thieves carried out a well-organized, pre-dawn heist at Greece's biggest state art museum on Monday, taking two oil paintings by 20th century masters Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian, police said.

Ancient Roman pillar collapses at Pompeii villa

A pillar was found collapsed at an ancient Roman villa in Pompeii on Thursday, as the government prepares a series of measures to preserve the unique but dilapidated archaeological area.

How British helped one-legged Chinese admiral make great escape from Second World War Hong Kong

It was one of the greatest escapes of the Second World War, by more than 60 British servicemen and a one-legged Chinese admiral who slipped out of Hong Kong and broke through Japanese lines to freedom.

Best art galleries in Hong Kong

Payal Uttam CNNGo.com 12/20/2011

Chinese Scrolls, 36-Carat Diamonds Dominate Hong Kong Sale

Frederik Balfour BusinessWeek 12/01/2011
Best art galleries in Hong Kong

Hong Kongers are a tough crowd. Every second person I meet protests that we have no real art scene and pronounces the city barren of creativity. But, come on. In recent years, the Hong Kong gallery scene has evolved significantly. Dealers are bringing in big name artists like Damien Hirst and Zhang Huan for solo shows. Alternative spaces devoted to new media and subculture art have cropped up. A slew of international dealers such as Larry Gagosian, Ben Brown and Sundaram Tagore have opened outposts.

Chinese Scrolls, 36-Carat Diamonds Dominate Hong Kong Sale

A pair of diamonds each weighing almost 36 carats and a set of Chinese scrolls led sales at a Christie’s International auction in Hong Kong last night.

Brooklyn Performance Artist Gives Birth in Art Gallery

A performance artist who said giving birth is the "highest form of art" has delivered a baby boy — inside a New York City art gallery.

'HOPE' Artist Designs Party Invite for Occupy Wall Street

Yup. This just happened. Right after receiving the victorious news from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that Occupy Wall Street doesn't have to move out of Zuccotti Park after all, protest organizers learned they'd been blessed with a Shepard Fairey original.


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