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Our first Grand auction of contemporary Chinese paintings is scheduled for February 14-19, 2012. There are a few minor things that are different from our general auctions of Japanese prints. We want you to know this before you start to bid in this auction. Please take the time to read this. Thanks! - Dieter
Here are a few questions and answers. And If I should have forgotten something, then please let me know.
We at artelino have been pioneers in offering contemporary Chinese prints since 2003. Thus over many years we have built up many connections with artists and art agents in China. In late 2011 one of the Chinese artists encouraged us to try contemporary Chinese paintings. And thus the paintings do not come from a gallery but more or less directly from the artists.
Today among the top ten most expensive contemporary artists worldwide are four Chinese. Of course, we cannot offer paintings by world-renowned artist Zhang Xiaogang with his famous bloodline series (auctioned at prices or more than one million) dollar). We rather offer art works by emerging, promising young artists that already have a bit of an exhibition record, and some may even be a bit famous in China. And who knows. Maybe there is a new Zhang Xiaogang among them?
We focus our activities on a range of reserves between $1,000 to $10,000 per painting. And the selections will also represent a certain style. It is basically what I personally like. And I like figurative paintings and colors and I like art that is technically well done and that gives you the feeling that it is real art.
In contrast to our auctions of Japanese prints, the paintings are not with us at auction start, but remain in China. At auction end the sold paintings are sent to us in Icking/Germany. We will unpack and carefully inspect all paintings. In the very unlikely case that the painting should have a transport damage or any other problem we would contact you and fully refund you. And if OK, we will pack according to our standards and send the painting to you.
For safe shipping the frame is taken out from the canvas. We ship just the canvas to you - in a tube. You have to take care of framing yourself.
There is no early bird bonus for this auction. The buyer's commission is 20.00% on the hammered price.
No 'Hold' option for Chinese paintings. We also cannot make a combined shipment of one or more Chinese paintings with wins of Japanese prints. We ship immediately. If you should have more than one Chinese painting, you pay the shipment fee only once - even if we ship each item in a separate package.
We charge your credit card, respectively expect your payment by Paypal or bank transfer immediately after auction end.
It will take some time until the sold paintings will have arrived from China in our business location in Germany. We therefore ship from our place to all destinations outside Germany by DHL Express (2-3 business days worldwide). Overall I assume that it will take 4-6 weeks before your Chinese painting(s) will have arrived at your place. Please have some patience.
We ship for free if your total wins in an auction of Chinese paintings exceeds certain limits. See Shipping - How to Get a Free Shipment.
The same as for Japanese prints. You may return a painting without giving us a reason. But this should really be the big exception.
If you have any questions about this first auction of contemporary Chinese paintings, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Dieter Wanczura, January 2012.
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Works by emerging Chinese artists in BUYDIRECT.