Categories: Arts

Christie's Sees Recovery in Chinese Contemporary Art

Posted by: Frederik Balfour on October 29

Never before have I dined with so much wealth. At lunch in the newly refurbished offices of Christie's in Hong Kong, we were surrounded on four sides by a collection...

Taiwan Museum Should Give Chinese Bronzes to Beijing

Posted by: Frederik Balfour on October 07

The fate of the Chinese bronzes belonging to the estate of fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent has taken yet another strange twist. Taiwan’s National Palace Museum has rejected an offer...

Steven Spielberg May Get $825 million, Including $325 million from India's Anil Ambani.

Posted by: Mehul Srivastava on July 16

The unlikely partnership between Anil Ambani, of India’s Reliance- ADAG empire, and Steven Spielberg, the Hollywood director and DreamWorks studio head, finally took form July 16, with Ambani, Walt Disney...

Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova as Performance Artist?

Posted by: Frederik Balfour on May 05

I was never able to afford tickets to watch tennis legend Martina Navratilova play when she was in her prime, but it looks like I'll be getting the equivalent of...

Indian Controversy over Art Auction of Gandhi's Artifacts

Posted by: Frederik Balfour on March 04

Recently Eye on Asia has followed the controversy over two Ming dynasty bronzes that were put up for auction as part of the sale of the Yves Saint Laurent art...

New Twist in Yves Saint Laurent Chinese Bronzes Controversy

Posted by: Frederik Balfour on February 23

I very carefully avoided mention the T-word during my previous blog about the two ancient Chinese bronzes belonging to the estate of Yves Saint Laurent that go on auction at...

China Should Buy Yves Saint Laurent Artworks from Christie’s

Posted by: Frederik Balfour on February 19

The sale of art treasures amassed by French couturier Yves Saint Laurent by auction house Christie’s in Paris Feb. 23-25 has been deemed “the Sale of the Century”, comprising some...

Oliver Stone's Chinese Art Sells for $4.4 Million at Christie's

Posted by: Frederik Balfour on December 01

It may have taken Hollywood film maker Oliver Stone six weeks to recap the $25 million it cost studios spent making the President Bush biopic “W.”, but he fared...

Sotheby’s Chinese, Indian Art Sale Bombs in Wake of Wall St. Crisis

Posted by: Frederik Balfour on October 05

While much of Hong Kong hunkered down just hours before the arrival of the umpteenth typhoon of this summer on Saturday , those who attended Sotheby’s prestigious Modern and Contemporary...

Blogspotting: Tokyo Art Site Goes to NYC

Posted by: Kenji Hall on June 13

Rarely do I plug Web sites but I want to tip my hat to one: Tokyo Art Beat. This bilingual site is, in my opinion, the definitive, easy-to-use guide to...

Tokyo Art Fair Revisited

Posted by: Kenji Hall on April 10

As they say, there are (at least) two sides to every story. After I wrote about the inaugural 101 Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair last week, the fair’s organizers complained about...

About

Bloomberg Businessweek’s team of Asia reporters brings you the latest insights on business, politics, technology and culture from some of the world’s biggest and fastest-growing economies.

BW Mall - Sponsored Links

Buy a link now!