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Record prices at auction have lead most art professionals to strongly believe that the Chinese market is here to stay and is overall very lucrative. “Now is the time to start collecting Chinese art and antiques”, says Lauren Xandra.
Zao Wou-Ki’s 29.01.64 which established a world auction record price for an oil painting by any Asian artist, achieving $26.1 million.
© Christie’s

November 2017 marked Asian Art in London’s 20th anniversary, showcasing London as a centre of expertise for the finest Asian art, from ancient to contemporary.

Highlights included the re-opening of the Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia at the British Museum, by Her Majesty The Queen, a gallery she first unveiled in 1992. A keen rider and horse lover herself, she was seen marvelling at horse statues from the Tang Dynasty, and was equally enthralled exploring Sir Joseph Hotung’s extensive jades collection on loan to the museum. The gallery now features new displays telling the stories of China and South Asian countries from 5000 BC to the present day, lending heightened visibility to Asian art within the British Museum, the UK’s number one visitor attraction.

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