Founding of Ravenel
Everywhere in the world, Ravenel Art Group is the symbol of refined art culture. It also plays the role of collection advisor for the "20th & 21st Centuries' Chinese Art".
Ravenel Art Group, incorporated in June 1999, receives the complete professional and technical support from Drouot – a major French artwork auctioneer with long-lasting history. Its tenet is to introduce refined European culture, synchronize artistic creation and investment, and push forward contemporary Chinese art. Ravenel brings about dedicated and systematic collection and artistic works investment to enterprises, collectors and foundations across Asia by means of artwork auction which focuses on oil painting and sculpture, intermediary service, art fund investment etc.
It provides important overseas media and art institutions with Chinese artists and dynamic information in China's contemporary art market via the online platform (http://ravenel.com) by presenting exhibition for contemporary Chinese artists in cooperation with major overseas art institutions, in order to facilitate long-term development of Chinese art in international arena.
Ravenel Art Group has two major art-related departments: Ravenel European Art Auctioneer and Ravenel Art Investment. Through 10 years' unremitting efforts, the numerous businesses including auction, intermediary service, web site, exhibition etc. have achieved remarkable results. New programs such as insurance, fund, foundation and so on are now under preparation. In 2006, along with the strategic expansion in China mainland, Ravenel Beijing was established. Ravenel Art Group will inevitably provide enterprises, collectors, foundations as well as other institutions and individuals with abundant and more professional collection and investment services.
Pushing forward contemporary Chinese Art
China, with over five-thousand-year civilization, is now in an era of changes. In the middle of edification, stimulation, discrepancy and struggling for traditional Chinese culture and modern Western civilization, those artists have created a wording culturally suitable for this period through impact. Contemporary art just represents a much featured aspect in this wording. The particularity is that it is close to life and expresses the potential insaneness and strength in the era and life with unique spiritual connotation. Based on traditional Chinese culture and driven by economic boom, contemporary China is drawing numerous strange and yet curious attentions in international arena. The contemporary Chinese art, which just echoes to the times, has naturally become a highlight.
Ravenel is willing to play a role that bridges the Eastern and Western culture, and it is dedicated to recommending the most representative artworks of this era directly to key collectors, enterprises and funds in the world. Meanwhile, Ravenel is making unremitting efforts to bring into play the essence of Chinese art in international market with its unique demeanor.
Synchronizing artistic creation and investment
Artwork is provided with a variety of complicated and peculiar factors such as rareness, history, aesthetics, philosophy etc. This way, the monetary value of a specific artwork cannot be defined under general concept of commodity on the one hand, and the artwork is always hard-won because of its unique spiritual attribution on the other hand. These factors have defined that a fine artwork will have increasing value as the time goes, so it is an optimum tool for long-term investment.
Dedicated to providing masterships of top-class Chinese and Western artists, Ravenel Art Group defines the current value of potential artists and their works to enter the future history of art with professional standard and international vision. In light of this concept, Ravenel extends most scientific data analysis in cooperation with major banks around the world and follows the trend of global art market on a long-term basis. Interaction is favorable between Ravenel and personages in the art industry, so the group is kept informed on latest trend of the global market.
The Art & Investment magazine, a refined quarterly publication, gives detailed and in-depth description and analysis on situation of Chinese art market and artworks by Chinese when recommending works to the West. Thus, the quarterly magazine with auction catalog has become a basis and guideline for collectors in terms of price and quality.
Based on above advantages and specialty, Ravenel Art Group has planned art investment projects for several enterprises and foundations; meanwhile, generous return is guaranteed.
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