Personally, I think the art press is to blame for much of the current state of the art market. ...<< MORE >>
Art Canton was born just a few years ago after the European partner of Guangzhou International Art Fair threw in the towel. One of the Chinese people who worked for the International Fair left after its change in ownership and established Art Canton. That person also gained a lease for the building next to the old Canton Trade Fair Center, which had been the home of the Guangzhou International Art Fair and which became the office space for Art ...<< MORE >>
With all of the news about art auctions, one might forget that the major part of the art business is art dealers. You might, at first scoff and say that the major part of the art business is artists, but you would, again, be wrong. Indeed, even the major art auction houses have recognized this fact and have acquired, through their own envy, art galleries and have also increased their private sale (acting as broker or dealer) ...<< MORE >>
Chinese parents, today, are usually not very happy, if their children want to choose art as a college major and career. Indeed, many of our staff at the gallery wanted to major in art, but their parents made them major in marketing, finance, accounting, or other majors that the parents thought could be useful in making money in a lifetime career. Others, like several of the artists whose work we include in our gallery, majored ...<< MORE >>
The more famous of contemporary Chinese art seems to be focused on the
Cultural Revolution, which is now safely 40 years in China’s past, or on other mundane topics that seem to appeal to a Western audience who is ignorant of the real modern China. Endless series of
sullen faces or red faced smiling men seem more appropriate as cartoon series than as fine art.
We look at much more Chinese art than that which ...
Tang Hai Guo is a
younger artists who does figurative portraiture and who has a different take on modern China, not the same old mocking the Cultural Revolution, thirty five years after the fact, like so many
contemporary Chinese artists who are promoted by many foreign galleries.
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