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“I’m only really drinking this for promotional purposes you understand,” said David Elswood, Christie’s International’s international head of wine, as he sipped a glass of Krug before accepting bids for a package of 144 bottles from the Champagne ...

Christie's Expects Record Sales at Hong Kong Auction [VIDEO]

Auction house Christie's expects to sell over $220 million worth of wines, jewelry, artwork and ceramics during its sales in Hong Kong, buoyed by recent world records broken at auction.


Hong Kong Picasso sale aims to tap China demand

Picasso masterpieces worth millions of dollars are to go on sale in Hong Kong Friday as dealers cash in on growing interest from wealthy investors looking for art beyond China's borders.

LONDON: Bonhams Hong Kong Tuesday celebrated its second “Golden Gavel Auction”, when Part II of the world’s finest collection of important Chinese snuff bottles, the Mary and George Bloch Collection, sold 100% and achieved world record prices.


Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Bouquet de Fleurs, 1937.

Further to the success of Seoul Auction’s Hong Kong sale in October 2010 – in which Marc Chagall’s Bestiaire et Musique set a record as the most expensive painting by a Western Modern artist ever sold in Asia – Seoul Auction is delighted to announ...

Classic Art Comes to Life in Hong Kong

Alex Frew Mcmillan The New York Times 17.11.2010
Classic Art Comes to Life in Hong Kong

One in seven Hong Kongers will this month file past an animated recreation of a 900-year-old work. The exhibition, “River of Wisdom,” showcases the star exhibit from the China pavilion at the recently ended Shanghai World Expo.


Christie's Hong Kong presents Masterpieces of Chinese 20th Century Art

Christie’s is pleased to announce the Evening and Day Sales of Chinese 20th Century Art will be held on 27-28 November at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Hong Kong brings Lam Tsuen "Wishing Tree" to London for 2010 Lord Mayor's Show

Hong Kong once again enchanted the crowds at the City of London Lord Mayor's Show, with its most colourful and engaging display at the event today (November 13, London Time). This is the sixth time that Hong Kong has been represented at the Lord M...


The Jewish-Chinese connection on screen at the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival 2010

This year's Jewish Film Festival includes films on China's role during the Holocaust

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Almost exactly six years ago, Edo de Waart opened his first concert as artistic director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic with a commission from the Beijing-based composer Guo Wenjing. For the orchestra, it was supposed to herald the changes to come:...


Dallas Exhibit Gives Look at Bush Archives

JAMIE STENGLE TIME 22.10.2010
Dallas Exhibit Gives Look at Bush Archives

A new exhibit will give the public its first glimpse into the archives of former President George W. Bush, including the bullhorn Bush used when he visited ground zero days after Sept. 11 and the pistol taken from Saddam Hussein when he was captured.

Upcoming Event: Cello Recital by Letty Poon  at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall, Oct 30 - Sat at 3pm

The Arts and Culture Development Fund proudly presents “Cello Recital by Letty Poon” on October 30, 2010 (Saturday) at 3:00pm at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall.


'Flying Dragon' Heads Hong Kong Sale

NumisMaster.com 16.10.2010
'Flying Dragon' Heads Hong Kong Sale

The Wa She Wong Collection of Chinese and Asian coins will highlight Ponterio & Associates’ December Hong Kong Auction Dec. 3-4 at the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers.

Picasso, Picasso and Picasso in Hong Kong

Alexandra A. Seno The Wall Street Journal 11.10.2010
Picasso, Picasso and Picasso in Hong Kong

Picasso is set to make a splash in Hong Kong this autumn, with not one, but three sales in the city.


Sotheby's breaks Asian art sales record in Hong Kong

Global auction house Sotheby's notched up its best ever sales tally for an Asian auction series in Hong Kong on Friday, hammering off HK$3.08 billion ($400 million) worth of Asian art, jewelry, wine and watches.

Rare pink diamond could fetch $38M at auction

Sotheby's says it will auction a rare pink diamond next month that could fetch up to $38 million.


Sotheby's Hong Kong Fine Chinese 2010 Autumn Sale Fetches US$52.2 Million

Today, on the 4th day of the seven-day Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn 2010 sales series, the sale of Fine Chinese Paintings achieved triumphant results. The sale commanded HK$407 million / US$52.2 million (est. HK$120-174 million / US$15.4-22 million)...

A Preview of Hong Kong's Major Fall Modern and Contemporary Art Auctions

Next Monday the fall auction season begins in China with a jam-packed day of sales in Hong Kong. Sotheby’s will begin the market event in the morning with modern and contemporary Southeast Asian paintings, but most collectors will be focused on th...


Emperor’s Seal, Pink Diamond Lead $210 Million Hong Kong Sale

A jade seal of China’s 18th century Qianlong emperor is one of the star attractions at Sotheby’s 3,200-lot Hong Kong auction that may raise HK$1.6 billion ($210 million) in a test of Chinese demand for art.

Brazilian artist in the frame assassinating the Pope, the Queen and George Bush

A Brazilian artist has provoked outrage by unveiling a series of drawings in which he depicts himself assassinating nine world leaders.



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