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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.

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.

Marathon Art Sale Raises Record $94.8 Million

Frederik Balfour Bloomberg.com 10/06/2011
Diamond Makes Record $10 Million, Vase $21.6 Million in Sotheby's HK auction

Chinese bidders pushed prices for Ming and bling to records at a Hong Kong auction last night, undaunted by volatility on stock markets across the globe.

Marathon Art Sale Raises Record $94.8 Million

A marathon of competitive bidding by collectors of Chinese artworks pushed a Hong Kong auction to more than three times its estimate.

Holiday Doings: "Maastricht Of Asia" In Hong Kong May Test Art Prices

Staying in Asia during China’s long National Day holiday? Fine Art Asia 2011, the Hong Kong art and antique fair that aims to emulate Maastricht’s regular event, will run Oct. 3-7. The gathering may be an indicator of international price trends for those works.

Sotheby's in Hong Kong announces 20th century Chinese art autumn auction

Sotheby’s Hong Kong 20th Century Chinese Art Autumn Sale 2011 will be held on 3 October, offering a meticulous selection of over 140 lots estimated at HK$190 million / US$24.4 million*. Curated along thematic lines, the auction will present two special sessions - Female Artists of 20th Century China and The Art of Paper.Important works by Zao Wou-ki, Wu Guanzhong, Chu Teh-Chun and Wang Yidong will also be on offer.

Martin Luther King memorial made in China

Malcolm Moore Telegraph 08/24/2011
Filipino artists hold exhibit at Hong Kong library

Filipino artists based in Hong Kong are holding an exhibit of contemporary visual works at the Hong Kong Central Library for the next two weeks, the Philippine Consulate General there said.

Martin Luther King memorial made in China

It is perhaps a fitting tribute to racial co-operation. However, the decision to outsource to China the carving of a new national memorial to Martin Luther King has raised eyebrows in the United States.


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