By all accounts, the second edition of Art Basel Hong Kong was a resounding triumph. It has been five years since Art Basel acquired a 60 percent stake in the Art Hong Kong fair and made it the third on its worldwide calendar of contemporary art events.
Photo taken on May 23, 2014 shows a chinaware from Yongle period(1403-1424) of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), estimated to fetch between 30 million to 50 million Hong Kong dollars, during the preview of Christie's Hong Kong 2014 spring season in Hong Kong, south China.
Rarely seen paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and Edgar Degas are among an impressive collection of 62 artworks that have been transferred to the National Gallery of Art after being held for decades in a private estate, the museum said on May 22.
Paintings by contemporary artists from North Korea have become the highlight of the spring exhibition of the 17th West Lake Art Fair in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province, May 22, 2014.
The past four years of the Beijing Nanluoguxiang Performing Arts Festival has marked it as an event, where experimental ideas and art meet. This year, there will be a noticeable Japanese tinge to the annual event.