• 11th Century Chinese Calligraphy Letter Sold for 207 Million Yuan

    11th Century Chinese Calligraphy Letter Sold for 207 Million Yuan

    A 124-character letter written by a renowned Chinese scholar during the Song dynasty nearly 1,000 years ago fetched a price of 207 million yuan ($32m) at an auction in Beijing on May 15, 2016. It is not the first time that this letter has appeared in auctions – seven years ago it was sold for 108.6 million […]

  • Splendid Finds from the Haihunhou Cemetery

    Splendid Finds from the Haihunhou Cemetery

    The Capital Museum of China in Beijing is currently hosting a special exhibition of the excavations from the Haihunhou Cemetery, the best-preserved royal tombs of the Western Han dynasty ever discovered in China. The cemetery is located in Nanchang in southeastern China’s Jiangxi province.Jade seals found in the main tomb suggest that the owner is […]

  • Wu Guanzhong Set New Auction Record for Chinese Oil Painting

    Wu Guanzhong Set New Auction Record for Chinese Oil Painting

    An oil painting by Wu Guanzhong (1919–2010) was sold last night (Apr 4, 2016) by Poly Auction Hong Kong for 236 million HKD (about 30 million USD), setting the new auction record for Chinese oil painting.The painting, titled The Zhou Village, depicts the water town scenery of the popular tourist site in east China’s Suzhou city. Measuring […]

  • Along the River During the Qingming Festival from Taipei Palace Museum

    Along the River During the Qingming Festival from Taipei Palace Museum

    In conjunction with the Qingming Festival this year (Apr 4, 2016), the National Palace Museum in Taipei has a special exhibition to showcase all eight scrolls of “Along the River During the Qingming Festival” in its collection. The most famous of these is the “Qing Court Version”, which was a collective effort completed by five […]

  • Wu Guanzhong: Beauty Beyond Form from National Gallery Singapore

    Wu Guanzhong: Beauty Beyond Form from National Gallery Singapore

    This inaugural exhibition celebrates the opening of the Wu Guanzhong Gallery at National Gallery Singapore. Spanning over 50 years of Wu’s career, this show features both oil and ink works, many of which will be on display for the first time in Singapore, including the artist’s personal favorite Twin Swallows. Wu Guanzhong (1919–2010) was a major […]