Rembrandt, Chinese painters star in Sotheby's first major China sale

2013-12-02 10:41:57

Sotheby's held its first major auction on the Chinese mainland on Dec 1 world-class auction houses moves into one of the world's hottest art markets amid a government crackdown on corruption and luxury spending.

Edited collection explores Asian art

2013-12-01 07:20:35

South and southeast Asia are hotbeds of inspiration for many contemporary artists. Many countries in the region have undergone dramatic transformations within only a few generations, from colonial outposts to autonomous nations struggling to keep traditions and cultures alive and relevant.

Huishan clay figurine master Xia Zheng

2013-11-29 15:12:12

Xia Zheng, born in Wuxi, Jiangsu province in 1978, is a master craftsman of the renowned Huishan clay figurine.

Classic honored, in words and song

2013-11-29 14:38:17

The best way to honor an author is to remember their work.

It's never too late to hold a solo show

2013-11-29 14:17:16

At age 84, Zhong Han describes himself as an "immature elderly painter", and that he is only "a tree in the forest that keeps absorbing nutrition from the earth".

Award-winning posters exhibited in Hangzhou

2013-11-29 11:25:32

Visitors enjoy the top prize-winning work Werkschau 2013 from the Sixth China International Poster Biennial, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, Nov 28, 2013.

Handicraft fair in Calcutta, India

2013-11-28 14:19:03

Locals visit a handicraft fair in Calcutta, capital of eastern Indian state West Bengal, Nov 27, 2013.

Mani stone carving: belief engraved in time

2013-11-28 10:47:27

Mani stone refers to the stone engraved with Buddhism scriptures or the portraits of deity, and is regarded as the eternal belief engraved in stones.

Future of Huishan clay figurine in jeopardy

2013-11-27 14:34:17

The Wuxi Huishan clay figurine factory is now strapped with sales concerns as cheap copycat figurines are slowly flooding the market.

Enjoying Shanghai's 3D Magic Fun House

2013-11-26 09:57:24

3D images, designed by South Korean artists, are on exhibition at the 3D Magic Fun House at Shanghai's Bund Sightseeing Tunnel on November 25, 2013.

Giants with a light touch

2013-11-24 07:44:54

The 12 huge bronze sculptures on show at the Place Vendome in central Paris have received enthusiastic public approval.

Sotheby's to put Zao painting on auction block

2013-11-22 22:20:16

Abstraction, a sizable oil painting of Zao Wou-ki, the Chinese-French artist who died in April at age 93, will go on sale during Sotheby's Beijing Art Week events from Nov 28 to Dec 1.