The Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art markets have experienced remarkable growth since the category began gaining popularity among collectors regionally and globally in the past decade. Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art have witnessed an extraordinary development that comes from the rising importance of Asia on the global world stage, and by extension, the world’s increasing fascination and interest in Asian art and culture.
Christie’s remains at the forefront of the art market with a visionary approach: Christie’s Hong Kong was the first international auction house in 2005 to present quality contemporary art from a combination of Asian nations, including China, Korea and Japan, and in 2008, Christie’s Hong Kong also pioneered the inaugural evening sale for Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art, establishing Hong Kong as one of the key centers of the global art world.
Bringing works by Chinese artists such as Zeng Fanzhi, Yue Minjun, Wang Huaiqing, Cai Guoqiang, Zhang Xiaogang, Liu Ye, Zao Wou-ki, Chu Te h-Chun, Liao Chi Ch’un, Sanyu and Chen Cheng-po to the attention of the world, Christie’s also presents an exceptional and diverse line-up of Asian Contemporary artists such as Mr., Nam Jun-Paik, Kang Hyung Koo, Hisashi Tenmyouya, Takashi Murakami, Kei Hiraga, Atsushi Suwa, T.V. Santhosh, Subodh Gupta, Jitish Kalla、Choi Yeong Geol and Kim Dong Yoo. With impressive exhibitions, catalogues, and sales results, Christie’s is a recognized leader and a renowned benchmark in setting standards for Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art, and in establishing these categories firmly on the global art map.
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