Happy Chinese New Year! February 16 2017 marks the beginning of the year of the dog (and the end of the year of the rooster). In the Chinese Zodiac, people born in the year of the dog are known to be loyal, serious and hardworking. Here's a good link to the characteristics of those born in the dog year, including their interactions with people from other zodiac signs, potential job prospects and lifestyle choices. In Chinese Art, dogs have been appearing in art objects for ov
Happy 2018! The last two months have been fairly busy with work - hence the gap between posts. I've been fortunate enough to pick up a few more appraisal assignments and I just completed my next market trends report for Orientations Magazine in Hong Kong. The latter will be published in their March New York Asia Week edition. For this forthcoming article, in addition to strong prices in the Chinese Art market for classical furniture, Imperial porcelain and jade carvings, I tr
I can't believe it has been 2 months since my visit to Hong Kong! If you haven't read my companion post about to my trip in late May, please click here. The main purpose of the visit was to attend the numerous Chinese Art auction previews at Bonham's, Christie's, Sotheby's and China Guardian. It was pretty crazy just to see the number of artwork available for sale, and the size of the auction spaces were much larger than what I was accustomed to seeing in New York and London.
New York is fun! Especially if you are like me and enjoy visiting all various Asian Art museums around the city. I missed out on all the new museum exhibitions during my March Asia Week adventure, but made up for it over the past couple of days. I was in NYC primarily for meetings - but fortunately had various pockets of free time. Friday afternoon was spent in the Chelsea area where I brushed up on my Buddhist works of art at Tibet House USA and the Rubin Museum. They have s
My next Orientations article will be featured in their March/April 2017 edition where I discusses Chinese art market trends and highlights from the past Fall. Aptly titled "Chinese Works of Art Auction Highlights - Autumn 2016", the issue should hit museums and bookstores in the coming days - just in time for the start of Asia Week! This review covers international auction results from the 'Big Three' international houses - Bonham's, Christie's and Sotheby's. Hopefully reader