L'attualità del mercato dell'arte di SAN Yu (1901-1966)

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Top results in 2020 [11/12/2020]

The years go by… but are never quite the same… Bacon, Hockney and Rothko, who were already in the Top 10 results of 2019, are admittedly still present this year, but Claude Monet and Jeff Koons are absent. The latter two (very different) artists generated a record for Impressionism record at $110.7 million (Claude Monet’s […]

Sanyu expected in Top 10 for this year [04/12/2020]

Christie’s last major sale of the year in Hong Kong was heavily dependent on SAN Yu (1901-1966). On Wednesday, 2 December, Christie’s hosted a multi-period international sale of 20th Century Art featuring works by artists from all the great nations of the global art market. From ZAO Wou-Ki to Joan MITCHELL, from Yayoi KUSAMA to […]

Highlights expected at Christie’s at the beginning of December [27/11/2020]

December’s art sales will mark the last salvo of what has been – despite everything – an extraordinary year on the art auction market. Artprice takes a quick look at the most eagerly awaited works on offer as the year’s end approaches. Christie’s Hong Kong… 2 December Visits started on 21 November in New York […]

Chu Teh-Chun, born 100 years ago, reaches new auction high [20/11/2020]

“The inspiration I have followed finds its only source in nature… and its preferred mode of expression is lyricism.” Chu Teh-Chun The poet of pictorial abstraction Chu Teh-Chun would have been 100 years old this year and current tributes are – like his work – grandiose! To mark the occasion, a new documentary film retracing […]

Sanyu’s nudes have become a pillar of Hong Kong Sales [07/10/2020]

With four results above the $20 million line over the past two years, Sanyu’s signature is once again at the top of the bill in the Hong Kong’s autumn sales. . An outstanding SAN Yu Nude was the star lot in Sotheby’s Hong Kong sale earlier this week. Described in the catalogue as a “grandiose […]

Pop Art is still popular! [31/07/2020]

.. . . Yes indeed… On 10 July last, Christie’s organized its first ever major ‘worldwide’ auction, baptised ONE. Thanks to streaming technology, ONE took place via 4 consecutive sessions in Hong Kong, Paris, London and New York, and it grossed nearly $421 million in just four hours. Although none of the works sold above […]

Coronavirus… impact on the art market [28/02/2020]

Cancelled fairs, postponed or relocated sales… the measures taken in response to the possibility of a coronavirus pandemic are causing severe turbulence on the Art Market. Hong Kong and Art Basel under strain Hard hit by the coronavirus epidemic, Hong Kong has closed almost all its borders with mainland China. This decision has dealt a […]

Sanyu… China’s Matisse [31/12/2019]

Sanyu… China’s Matisse After Zao Wou Ki, Sanyu has become yet another highly appreciated signature on the global art market’s Sino-French segment, with the prices of his best works now approaching those of Matisse. According to the Dutch art critic Jan D. Voskuil – writing in 1932 when SAN Yu was just 31 – The […]

The relationship between Chinese artists and Western culture [24/12/2019]

After World War I, China implemented a major program of sending young talents to the other end of the world… and, very often, to the other end of the silk road, with the objective of ‘acquiring new knowledge’. The arts were just one of the many disciplines that these talented young Chinese students came to […]

An exceptional season for Christie’s in Hong Kong [03/12/2019]

“In spite of the current geopolitical challenges, the market is confident” said Francis Belin, Head of Christie’s Asia-Pacific zone, after their programme of Hong Kong sales in November. In five days, Christie’s HK sales generated a total turnover of $337 million which included $159.7 million from its sales of 20th Century & Contemporary Art of […]

Flash News: Cimabue discovery – Zao Wou Ki and Sanyu masterpieces – A major de Staël to be offered [04/10/2019]

Extraordinary Cimabue discovery… “Proud as the century in which he lived, he (Cimabue) perfectly depicted the faces of the people that populate his works, especially those of the elderly, portraying them in a strong and sublime manner that later artists were unable to capture”. (L. Lanzi, Storia pittorica della Italia). CIMABUE (c.1240/50-c.1302) on sale at […]

Flash news: Foujita & Sanyu at Phillips’ – Aristophil… Chapter 3 [12/04/2019]

Phillips Exhibition in Paris: Foujita / Sanyu: Muses & Models, Phillips, which has not yet organized any public sales at its Paris office on Rue du Bac, recently organised an exceptional exhibition of works by the Japanese artist Tsuguharu FOUJITA (1886-1968) and the Chinese artist Chinese SAN Yu (1895-1966) at the Grand Palais. The show’s dates, […]

A High-octane start to the new season [09/10/2018]

Fired up by the built to be destructed Banksy’s work, by Zao Wou-ki’s new record of more than $65 million and a generally favourable market context (according to Artprice’s AMCI confidence index, 68% of market professionals are in the mood for buying art), the new auction season has all the stars aligned for dynamic market […]

Top 10 auction sales by city [12/01/2018]

It’s Top 10 Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week we look at the results of 10 cities involved in the art auction market. Observing in detail the best sales of each city speaks volumes regarding the current dynamics of the art market… The gap between the most attractive cities […]

The Hong Kong Top 10 [24/11/2017]

It’s Top 10 Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, we look at Hong Kong where the high-end market always favours Asian artists, especially those who have gained an international reputation… New York, London and Hong Kong are the only three international trade centres capable of concentrating the best supply […]

Top 10 sales at Christie’s Hong Kong [09/06/2017]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, let’s look at the results of the recent sales at Christie’s Hong Kong, which set a new record for the prestigious auction company. At the end of May, Christie’s made several major sales in Hong Kong, generating a […]

The best auction sales since September [27/10/2016]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, Artprice reveals the ten best auction sales worldwide since the beginning of September 2016. Which art works have attained the highest prices in the past two months? Where in the world are the highest auction prices? The ranking […]

Hong Kong sales marathon continues [23/08/2016]

Compared with the deceleration of mainland China’s art market, Hong Kong is still looking buoyant. In 2015, it was the only Chinese city to post an increase in annual auction turnover on Fine Art and this year the city has consolidated its status as an international platform — a strategic crossroad — resisting the current […]

The Top 10 Still Lifes [18/06/2015]

Fridays are the Best! Every other Friday, Artprice offers you a themed auction ranking. This week the ranking reveals the world’s 10 most popular Still Lifes and recognizes Western modern art as the most valued period.

Spring sales of Asian art “made in Europe” [26/05/2015]

The Chinese artists who arrived in Europe after WWII to “modernize” their traditional painting count among the major signatures in Post-War Western art.

Excellent results in Hong Kong [15/04/2014]

In the first week of April, Sotheby’s, global no. 2 and Poly, global no. 3 (established in Hong Kong since 2012) held a series of major sales devoted to Modern and Contemporary Asian art. The sales featured lots of works by charismatic artists whose prices are still on an ascending path. Below, some of the highlights of the two days of sales entirely dedicated to Asian art.

The Top Ten of the 1940s [28/03/2014]

Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the top ten sales of works from the 1940s.

Sotheby’s: 40 years in Asia [08/10/2013]

An auction house – even one that has existed for 200 years – celebrates its birthday like everyone else, with irrational spending, a big party, compulsive shopping, and lots of alcohol!

The Hong Kong’s marathon [27/11/2012]

The official Hong Kong marathon is not until February… but the week of sales that just ended in the former British Colony has left art collectors and market players exhausted after some twenty auctions and at least as many exhibitions.

Hong Kong … [05/06/2012]

With the spring auctions at Christie’s and Sotheby’s and the HK Art Fair, May has become one of the most active months of the years for the Hong Kong art market.

Nudes between January 2011 and April 2012 [11/05/2012]

Another Friday Top in Artprice’s alternate Friday series of auction rankings. This week, the top 10 auction results for Nudes between January 2011 and May 2012.

China’s Modern artists [25/11/2011]

Every other Friday Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week we present the 10 best auction results for Chinese Modern artists over the first six months of 2011.

Strong demand for Chinese Modern art [07/12/2010]

In the autumn of 2008, Hong Kong was the first art marketplace to suffer the effects of the economic crisis on the art market.

Hong Kong stirs from slumber [28/09/2009]

Sotheby’s kicks off its Modern and Contemporary Asian Art sales in Hong Kong on 6 October 2009. The day will be divided into three sessions: 20th Century Chinese Art, Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings and Contemporary Asian Art. The catalogues are ambitious with more than 380 works by Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Indonesian and Korean artists, and a total revenue estimate of close to $25m.

Avalanche of records at auction [08/08/2006]

A massive 6,130 artists have set new records at auction in the 2006 spring/summer season alone. And no fewer than 102 have broken the million dollar barrier this year.

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