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In 2003 we at artelino had our first experience with contemporary Chinese art - a consignment from China of modern Chinese art prints. In late 2011 we were encouraged by some of the Chinese artists to offer contemporary Chinese paintings and launched a separate artelino web site www.contemporary-chinese-art.eu.
First Publication: November 2011
Latest Update: April 2013
Around 2006 Chinese contemporary art was suddenly discovered by the international art scene. Paintings by Chinese living artists achieved record prices at auction houses like Sotheby's and Christie's in New York, Hongkong, London and elsewhere.
Even the financial crisis in 2009 could not stop Chinese artists to move to the top ten most expensive artists worldwide. Paintings by artists like Zhang Xiaogang with his pale looking portraits that look like old photographs or Fang Lijun with his grimace-like laughing men, today achieve prices of more than one million $.
Chinese art prints have followed the boom with a dealy of several years with rising prices in 2012, but are still a small niche.
In autumn of 2011 a Chinese artist, a painter and printmaker, whith whom we had cooperated for many years, encouraged us to offer contemporary Chinese paintings. We decided to establish a separate platform for contemporary Chinese art and in late summer of 2012 www.contemporary-chinese-art.eu was launched.
We try to concentrate on talented, emerging, often very young artists that already have a bit of an exhibition history or who are even already a bit famous and whose art paintings are affordable - with prices roughly from $3,000 to $10,000. We try to find excellent artists that represent current art movements in China as well as works painted in a more classical style. Another focus is on excellent skill.
Author: Dieter Wanczura
Works by emerging Chinese artists in BUYDIRECT.