Georgina Adam has a lot to cover in Europe these days with art fairs, auctions and endless rumors about the Qataris. But that hasn’t kept her from covering all corners of the globe with this interesting reminder that the market for art in China continues to expand and draw dealers:
More and more foreign art dealers are setting up in Beijing, among them the Frenchman Hadrien de Montferrand, whose gallery specialises in works on paper. His summer exhibition focuses on 45 portraits by Chinese artists from 1955 to 1975, a period including the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution: this is the first time a foreign gallery has shown such works. “It was terribly difficult for artists during those upheavals,” says De Montferrand. “And it took me a long time to persuade them to trust in a foreign gallery and agree to let me show their work.” Prices range from €1,500 to €100,000. From Sunday until August 15.
The Art Market: New Record for Christie’s (Financial Times)