Posts Tagged ‘ Chinese art market ’

Christie’s and Sotheby’s go head to head in China but avoid Russia

Apr 13th, 2013 | By

Whilst Sotheby’s have entered into a partnership with the government associated auction house GeHua Christie’s have managed to obtain a license to operate independently and are holding their first auction in Shanghai later in the year. It is very hard to obtain true figures of turnover in the Chinese art market because sales are often
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Tefaf and Sotheby’s link up for push into China

Mar 24th, 2013 | By

  Sotheby’s has partnered with Tefaf, the European Fine Art Fair, which finishes today in Maastricht, to launch an art fair in Beijing in September 2014. Tefaf said they were “exploring the possibilities” of developing the event via Sotheby’s joint venture with GeHua, which will enable it to hold sales in the Beijing Freeport and
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The Bubble in the Chinese Art Market

Aug 25th, 2012 | By

It has been rumoured for a few years that the astronomic growth rate attributed to the Chinese art market was exaggerated.  Western buyers who tried to participate in auctions on the Chinese mainland said it was difficult and that there was no clarity on what was going on or the final price achieved.  Western journalists
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