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.
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.
Xia Zheng, born in Wuxi, Jiangsu province in 1978, is a master craftsman of the renowned Huishan clay figurine.
The best way to honor an author is to remember their work.
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".
Visitors enjoy the top prize-winning work Werkschau 2013 from the Sixth China International Poster Biennial, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, Nov 28, 2013.
Locals visit a handicraft fair in Calcutta, capital of eastern Indian state West Bengal, Nov 27, 2013.
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.
The Wuxi Huishan clay figurine factory is now strapped with sales concerns as cheap copycat figurines are slowly flooding the market.
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.
The 12 huge bronze sculptures on show at the Place Vendome in central Paris have received enthusiastic public approval.
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.