Thursday, July 18, 2013

The coming of age of the Asia Pacific art market

The Guardian reports on Art Basel in Hong Kong and the message it sent to the art world. "Art dealers, collectors and the merely curious enjoyed an artistic fusion in late May that mixed bankable western artists with Asia stars. But the east-west paradigm is not the only one at play in the contemporary art market: a pan-Asian shift is under way and local identities are being asserted."Read more...

You can also see a related piece on rising stars in the Asian art market here where Korean born/New Zealand-based artist Seung Yul Oh is one of the featured artists.
Image: Choi Jeong Hwa's Happy Happy