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Chinese scholar’s rocks: artworks created by nature
NEW YORK — Few artists can aspire to be as talented as nature. Over centuries, its forces have shaped rocks into elegant objects that have inspired Chinese painters and poets. The objects called gongshi (Chinese, 供石), better known as scholar’s rocks, began to be appreciated for their striking forms in the late Tang Dynasty (600-900) […]
Gianguan celebrates Asian Art Week with March 27 auction
NEW YORK — Gianguan Auctions will celebrate the 20th annual Asian Art Week with an auction to be held on Saturday, March 27, starting at 10 a.m. Eastern. The sale will feature a fine selection of classical paintings, splendid Sino-Tibetan gilt bronzes, beautiful jades from neolithic to contemporary, Ming and Qing porcelains and Buddhist sculptures […]
Gianguan rings in the year with Buddhist art Jan. 30
NEW YORK – Gianguan’s January auction features a collection of Buddhist and devotional art led by magnificent statutes. The marquee item in the Jan. 30 auction is Lot 16, Western Wei, a stone carving of seated Guanyin. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
The great divide: male vs. female Chinese artists
NEW YORK — While the most sought-after male artists from China routinely command strong auction prices and enjoy an enviable art market following, their female contemporaries struggle to gain equal footing, even after a century of struggle and protests to promote women’s equality in Asia.