The personal art collection of the late influential musician and art collector David Bowie was recently on show at Sotheby's Hong Kong. From October 12-15, Hong Kongers could delve into the artistic universe of the incredible musician who avidly collected art.
The Sotheby's Hong Kong "#TTTOP" sale, guest-curated by K-pop superstar T.O.P (aka Choi Seung-hyun), was not only a sensation in the auction room, but also on Instagram. In a bid to lure a younger generation into art and art collecting, Sotheby's joined forces with singer T.O.P from the South Korean boy band Big Bang.
The Sotheby's Hong Kong evening sale of Modern and Contemporary Asian art on October 2 was off to a good start, selling all 16 works on paper by Zao Wou-Ki in "The Sublime" sale, which exceeded its higher estimate to garner HK$ 20.8 million.
Hong Kong artist Tsang Kin-Wah takes us through another journey of self-reflection by re-evaluating his thoughts on life in " Nothing," which is at the M+ Pavilion until November 6. This new immersive installation is a response to his previous presentation, "The Infinite Nothing," at the Venice Biennale in 2015.
Chinese luxury lifestyle brand Shanghai Tang has recently released a limited edition coffee table book published by Assouline. It reveals approximately two decades of the brand's creativity and its profound Chinese cultural influences. "Shanghai Tang: Nostalgia to Modern Chinese Chic" is a feast for the eyes, with vibrant photography featuring images of Chinese celebrities and supermodels including actress Gong Li, and supermodels Du Juan and Liu Wen.
Korea seems to be on everyone's mind, especially art collectors and dealers. The Korean art market is undeniably gaining momentum, having become the 10th largest in the world, according to Artprice.com. International buyers at auction are helping artists from the Dansaekhwa movement achieve increasingly high prices for their works.
Fashion - TheArtGorgeous
Happy Halloween TAGers! Although some of us are still reminiscing on Halloweekend on Saturday and our successful make up skills! Yet, in this Hong Kong humidity, black eyeliner highlighting a creepy smile or white paint enhancing a ghostly appearance slowly faded or turned into gunge by the end of the night whilst surviving the crowds and excess body heat in bars and nightclubs.
Time sure does fly. We are already the 3rd October and 12 weekends away from Christmas - just to put that into perspective! Yet to ease this transition, Carrie Bradshaw actress, Sarah Jessica Parker answers our prayers by launching her own line of dresses this month.
Renaissance painters and Modern Masters are probably rolling in their graves at the sight of their masterpieces being altered and parodied into humorous GIFs. Yet, these animated images can be a useful tool to help understand art history as well as the paintings' untold stories.
Age is really nothing but a number. These five women listed below, have only gotten better with age, continuously surprising and inspiring us. For decades, they have had a significant impact on the art world, altering its evolution and making their mark in art history indefinitely.
Art Collecting - Larry’s List
As the prosperous, the celebrities and art world professionals alike gathered to Miami for its art-event packed week, people splurged and we noticed. To be a collector in this competitive art world environment, especially at art fairs such as this one in Art Basel Miami Beach - or any of its satellite events - requires one to be ruthless in hunting for art pieces.
Airbnb has become an increasingly popular way for vacationers to “find, list and rent somewhere to lodge” around the globe. Whether it be for a city break or week-long stays in either a castle on an igloo, you’re bound to find a friendly host to share a space with. But what if famed art collectors listed their luxurious houses on Airbnb?
Instagram is rocking the art market, probably becoming the most important social media platform in the art world. At the beginning of this month, news websites have once again commented on the undeniable commercial potential Instagram has for auction houses and galleries, as it facilitates international access for art buyers to available and fascinating works.
The wait is over! Following the success of Larry's List's Top 50 Art Collector Instagrams Part I, we continue our stroll among art collectors' popular and most intriguing accounts from the app. We present our second part of our most comprehensive and diverting profile list to feed your arty procrastinations.
Apparently, partying in Shoreditch back in the 1990s could get you more than just a hangover. For example, if you were a skilled chef partying with hungry artists and exchanging food for art, it could get you an art collection. Mark Hix, the celebrated British chef has an advantage that sets him apart from other art collectors.
News just in... James Chau, Special Contributor at China Central Television's CCTV is an art collector of more than a decade. The 37 year old has a distinctive art collection that combines precious objects and artworks found on his extraordinary travels as a news correspondent.