With his work set to go on view in a group show, called “Alchemy & Inquiry,” at James Cohan Gallery’s Shanghai branch tomorrow, artist Fred Tomaselli gave a remarkably candid interview to The Wall Street Journal about his career and his views on China.
The rapid ascent of the Chinese art market and auction business is far from a secret at this point, but an article in the The New York Times about the phenomenon makes a few key points about developments in that field, including the fact that, according to art-market research company Artprice, Chinese auction houses may now be the world leader in sales, moving $8.3 billion of goods a year.
Last month, a regional government in northeast China decided to build a memorial to honor the thousands of Japanese settlers who died of starvation in the area following Japan’s surrender in World War II. Now Reuters reports that authorities have destroyed it.
The wire service explains what happened to the 12-foot-tall memorial:
“Last week, Read More
Just as you might own a favorite piece of furniture from your parents’ house, Quentin Roosevelt II (1919-1948), Theodore Roosevelt’s grandson, first encountered the art of the “strange people known as Naxi,” as he later described them, around his family home in Oyster Bay; his father, Theodore Roosevelt Jr., and uncle, Theodore’s brother Kermit, had Read More
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Last week the massive Hong Kong Exhibition Center hosted a triple header–the four-year-old art fair Art HK; a luxurious Christie’s auction preview; and a Christie’s-sponsored exhibition of new work by Chinese painter Zeng Fanzhi–that provided a window into the state of the art market in China.
The fair now draws a good portion of the Read More
Club for Growth president Chris Chocola is denouncing Chuck Schumer, calling the senator a “job-killing protectionist” in response to Schumer’s recent criticism of China’s economic policies.
“Americans benefit from free trade,” said Chocola in a press release this morning. “It forces companies to innovate and compete leading to greater variety, lower prices, and better quality Read More
After a press conference on E-Z Pass fees this afternoon, Senator Chuck Schumer talked a little bit about his recent trip to China, where he met with some of the top American business leaders in the region to talk trade policy.
“We talked about currency, we met with the American Chamber of Commerce,” said the Read More
No sooner had the blood dried in that Tucson parking lot and the body of 9-year-old Christina Green been lowered into the ground than “a large slice of educated America,” as David Brooks put it with his usual flair for evocative language, immediately switched its attention to one of the great issues of our day: Read More
More than a third of China’s population is online, the Chinese government announced today, after a year of meteoric growth.
Also today, China banned Skype and shut down 60,000 Chinese porn sites. The porn crackdown came after a government-run contest that gave cash to citizens who reported offensive sites.
With no Read More