Apr 27, 2014

Another Chinese Art Auction Record Shattered with Tiny "Chicken Cup"

The Chinese art market can't seem to falter--the recent Sotheby's Hong Kong sale (April 8, 2014) set another milestone record price for Chinese porcelains--$36 million dollars for a miniscule porcelain "chicken cup" Read about this sale here.

Apr 26, 2014

CT Loo, Famed Prewar Chinese Art Dealer, Son of a Peasant Opium Addict

The Financial Times has an interesting article today: CT Loo: champion of Chinese art ... or villain?
Among the many famous pieces he sold to museums worldwide is this mural at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, that I and my friends who studied at Kansas have studied and admired for decades.

Apr 22, 2014

St Louis Art Museum Loses Bidding on Chinese Art

An interesting article (in which I was quoted) about the sky-high Chinese art market.
The St. Louis Art Museum recently attempted to bid on a Yuan dynasty (14th century) porcelain dish at auction in New York. Not too surprising to me that they failed, alas. See the article here.