A collector-turned-art dealer, Kou Jianjun is fascinated by modern and contemporary Chinese painting and calligraphy. Phototography by James Mollison
Christie’s leads the Asian Art market, totaling $161,142,063 (£99,908,079/€148,250,697/HKD 1,250,462,408/ CNY 1,000,692,211), the highest total for Asian Art Week in New York, achieved in ten sales from March 15 to 21.
The Beijing entrepreneur Liu Lan is passionate about the unique life experiences she has gained through collecting contemporary art. Photography by James Mollison
Sherese Tong, Associate specialist from the Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art department talks about her favorite Song ceramic pieces from the Pavilion sale, on 6 April.
Laing-Lin Chen, Specialist from the Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art department takes us on a tour of the back stage preparation for The Pavilion sale, part of the cataloguing process of a 18th century gilt-bronze figure of seated Buddha.
Dai Dai, Senior specialist from the Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art department introduce one of the intriguing Song Dynastic Qingbai petal-lobed cup from the upcoming Yaoguanshanfang collection, on 6 April.
A Superb Gilt-Bronze Figure of a Seated Bear realized $2,853,000 during the evening sale of The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Part I on 17 March 2015 in New York.
A Rare and Important Bronze Figure of a Seated Yogi, Possibly Padampa Sangye realized $4,869,000, achieving a world auction record for a Tibetan sculpture, during the evening sale of The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Part I on 17 March 2015 in New York.
An Extremely Rare and Important set of Four Huanghuali Horseshoe-Back Armchairs, Quanyi, realized $9,685,000, achieving a world auction record for Huanghuali furniture, during the evening sale of The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Part I on 17 March 2015 in New York.
The chairman of the Hotel Kunlun in Beijing and popular novelist, Lu Haiyan is also the founder of the Huanghuali Art Museum in Beijing. Photography by James Mollison
To mark the opening of Art Basel Hong Kong and our Asia+ sales, five international curators each tip the Chinese contemporary artist they feel most excited about right now
The haunting portraits of Beijing-based artist Zhang Xiaogang hint at a private world that the Maoist regime sought to suppress, says Jonathan Bastable
Penny Zhou meets one of China’s most prominent young contemporary artists, whose work Flying South is to be auctioned in the Asia + / First Open sale in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong artist, whose extraordinary pieces are knitted from shredded books, speaks to Liana Cafolla in her studio ahead of the Asia+ / First Open Sale
Specialist Leiko Coyle on the pieces that brought a taste of ancient worlds to the collector's Manhattan apartment