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Sotheby’s holds ambitious Beijing art week

Chinese and Western art worth more than $212 million will go on show in Beijing from November 28 to December 1 as part of Sotheby’s Beijing Art Week.

The first international art business operating in China, Sotheby’s has brought together an ambitious four day series of arts events encompasses fine and decorative art, historic jewellery and diamonds.

The event includes a major auction of modern and contemporary Chinese art, three selling exhibitions, namely Modern Masters: from Rembrandt to Picasso – Representation of the Figure in Western Art; and Age of Elegance; European Paintings, Furniture and Works of Art from the 19th Century; and Sotheby’s Diamonds, as well as two exhibitions of European paintings and works of art.

Kevin Ching, chief executive officer of Sotheby’s Asia, said: “Sotheby’s Beijing Art Week is an important cultural milestone both for Beijing and Sotheby’s. Our company’s 300-year-old brand combined with our 40 years’ experience in the Asian marketplace position us well to bring world-class resources in art, exemplary client service and operational excellence to further enhance the already vibrant arts scene here in China’s capital of culture.

“Sotheby’s Beijing Art Week is the largest art event that we have held in China since the company’s iofficial entrance to the China market last year. The four day series of arts events has been specially tailored for both new and established Chinese collectors to offer Chinese art auction pieces and European paintings and works of art available for sale through our capabilities as a multi-channel arts business.”

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Alasdair Whyte

Alasdair Whyte

Alasdair is a financial journalist writing about art. He has focused on high value asset finance since 1998. As well as Private Art Investor, he also edits Corporate Jet Investor (despite knowing very little about aircraft) and Helicopter Investor (ditto).