Art & Culture

Antiquorum Offers Magnificent Collection of Rare and Unique Timepieces in Hong Kong Sale

Antiquorum Auctioneers [ ], the world’s premier watch auctioneer, is looking forward to its next sale of Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces on October 9th in Hong Kong.

Zurich Asia Hosts a Buoyant Stamp Auction in Hong Kong

Zurich Asia’s autumn stamp auction, titled "Chinese, Hong Kong, Asian and Other Nations’ Stamps and Postal History Items" ended yesterday at the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong, leaving no one in any doubt that the market for stamps in Asia is boomin...

Rare stamps worth 20 mln HK dollars to be auctioned in HK

A batch of rare Chinese and Asian stamps with an estimated value of over 20 billion HK dollars (about 2.57 U.S. dollars) are set to be auctioned in Hong Kong by Zurich Asia during the coming weekend, according to a release by the Asia's leading st...

Sanyu’s (1901-1966) Pink Nude on Floral Sheet. Est. HK$12 – 18 million. Photo: Sotheby's.

Sotheby’s Hong Kong 20th Century Chinese Art Autumn Sale will be held on 4 October, offering a meticulous selection of more than 120 lots estimated at HK$130 million. Apart from a number of outstanding works passed down by celebrated Chinese paint...

Van Gogh recovered after being stolen from Egyptian museum for second time

A painting by Vincent van Gogh, 'Vase with Flowers' valued at £32 million, was seized at Cairo airport hours after being stolen from a museum for the second time.

The men with the golden guns: Mexican museum displays 'narco bling' weaponry confiscated from drug lords

This gleaming display of weaponry reveals the increasingly extravagant lifestyles of Mexican drug barons. The confiscated items, which include several guns and high-precision rifles lavishly decorated with gold, jewels and even religious symbols, ...

How to Cash In on Rare Coins

ANGIE WONG The Wall Street Journal 17.08.2010
How to Cash In on Rare Coins

George Lim began his coin and banknote collection 30 years ago with a single note, the first 10,000 Singapore dollar bill he received. "As soon as I made that amount, I saved it to remember it," says Mr. Lim, a Singaporean real-estate developer, w...

Hong Kong teen takes top prize in UN environment agency’s painting competition

A painting warning of the dangers of pollution by a teenager from Hong Kong, China, beat out hundreds of thousands of entries from around the world to win this year’s United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) painting competition, it was announc...

Extinct mammoth tusks fill elephant ivory ban gap

Stumped by a ban designed to save elephants from extinction, Hong Kong's master carvers turned to a long dead species that left thousands of tonnes of frozen ivory in Siberian mass graves.

I Nyoman Masriadi (b. 1973), Pretending to be Prudent. Mixed media on canvas, 2010, 200 x 300 cm. Est. HK$1,400,000 – 2,200,000. Photo: Sotheby's.

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2010 will be held at Hall 3, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 2 to 8 October 2010.

Lady Gaga Has Hong Kong Magazine ‘WestEast’ Covered

Lady Gaga collaborated with London-based artist Stuart Semple for her WestEast cover. The Hong Kong publication chose the “Alejandro” singer for the front of its summer “Art” issue.

China's star blogger treads fine line

China's most popular blogger recalls being baffled when a publisher told him he could not run an article because it mentioned a person ordering a dish of lamb.

HK Book Fair expected to draw one million visitors

Up to one million visitors, including thousands of visitors from the Chinese mainland, are expected to join the Hong Kong Book Fair, which kicked off on Wednesday, on the hunt for a bargain, a new hit or a date with literature celebrities.

'Why I'm working with Tim Rice for the first time in 34 years': Andrew Lloyd Webber strikes again with The Wizard of Oz

This can't be the right place, I think as I push the doorbell. I'm looking for Andrew Lloyd Webber, First Lord of the Theatre and composer of lush, romantic melodies, whose home is surely a mansion swathed in velvet and adorned with golden cherubs...

Braving Crowds at Hong Kong Book Fair

JOYCE HOR-CHUNG LAU The New York Times 19.07.2010
Braving Crowds at Hong Kong Book Fair

The Hong Kong Book Fair is so popular that it drew more people last year (900,000) than recent legislative by-elections (579,000).

French scientists crack secrets of Mona Lisa

ANGELA DOLAND Yahoo! News 17.07.2010
French scientists crack secrets of Mona Lisa

The enigmatic smile remains a mystery, but French scientists say they have cracked a few secrets of the "Mona Lisa."

REVIEW: Hong Kong Chamber Music Festival

Ken Smith Financial Times 15.07.2010
REVIEW: Hong Kong Chamber Music Festival

Inclusive programming makes strange bedfellows, but usually there’s a certain logic at work. A glance through the programme book of the second annual Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival revealed that (1) many of the participants had met...

Hong Kong Book Fair goes digital

Antony Dickson The Independent 14.07.2010
Hong Kong Book Fair goes digital

In terms of numbers, it is Asia's biggest book fair and this year organizers are also hoping to lead the Asian publishing industry into a brave new world.

5 Hong Kong museums that will keep you wide awake

Virginia Lau 13.07.2010
A replica of Noah's Ark.

Museums don't have to be dusty, soulless and remind you of a school history trip; try these in Hong Kong for some real edu-tainment

Letter from Hong Kong ARTHK 2010: What art you doing?

Liz Riviere Brooklyn Rail 08.07.2010
Letter from Hong Kong ARTHK 2010: What art you doing?

As the ferry World Star rumbled rhythmically across Victoria Harbor to its dock in Wan Chai, scene of the 2010 Hong Kong International Art Fair, it was a particularly robust sunny day—as if someone magically erased the thick felt of pollution that...

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