Comments on: China’s broken art market A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: mmaggio88 Fri, 01 Nov 2013 03:27:37 +0000 Why so quick to nay-say all things from China?
Much of what NYT says about the China art market could equally be said about London and NYC. We are living in a globalized art industry which is not particularly transparent and not particularly well regulated. Why does the media run for its handkerchiefs every time NYT sneezes? Rather than doing their own research and reporting!

By: AndrewTyndall Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:07:37 +0000 Frankly, I would rather see a world where paintings were judged on their inherent aesthetic qualities, and the identity of the painter didn’t matter.

Yet, when it comes to enjoying the aesthetic pleasures of fine wine, provenance (and price) makes all the difference.

By: sliu80 Tue, 29 Oct 2013 05:43:00 +0000 I think differently. China will become the world’s largest importer by 2014, obviously this includes the culture of art as well. American pop art legend, Andy Warhol recently got his work taken all over China. I also see similarities online like , where international suppliers sell their artwork to Chinese buyers. The free zone in Shanghai will allow foreign companies to make art trade with the Chinese easier than ever.

By: samadamsthedog Tue, 29 Oct 2013 04:21:55 +0000 The question we should all be asking is, “Can a broken art ever mend?”

By: Luuk Mon, 28 Oct 2013 22:34:56 +0000 China’s broken art market will certainly act as a real eye-opener to a lot of people investing in Chinese contemporary art.
Rumors about works non-paid for by Chinese clients circulate already since years among private gallery dealers, no?

Maybe slightly off topic but Iain Robertson’s A new Art from Emerging Markets already pioneered to understand the complexity of the Chinese art scene and market, especially Chinese contemporary art for the international scene.
A must read in my opinion.

Luuk Christiaens

P.S. The latest NY Times Magazine multimedia projects set new standards for online publishing (cfr. A Game of Shark and Minnow.) Wonder when (mega-)galleries or auction houses will present their top artists this way instead of the dull portfolio approach.