Contemporary Asian Art Waddington’s First-Ever Selling Exhibition
The launch event of the Contemporary Asian Art department features 43 works by 13 artists, including signature works by widely popular Japanese artists Takashi Murakami, Tomio Miki, Enokura Koji and Nobuo Sekine. The cross-generational exhibition also includes works by internationally acclaimed William Ho as well as young, emerging Chinese artists whose works borrow from the traditional to create modern expression and social commentary.
Stephen Ranger, head of Waddington’s Contemporary Art department describes Contemporary Asian Art as an exciting addition to the company’s offerings. “We are committed to introducing a broad spectrum of art to our community – works by these artists have been exhibited in major public exhibitions and collections around the world – it was time to bring them to our gallery.” Ranger added, “Artists like Murakami are massive stars in the pop-culture world; who else has been dubbed the next Andy Warhol or curated by Pharrell Williams lately?” Note: There are 21 Murakami lithographs from 2011 to 2013 in the exhibition.
Waddington’s recently created Contemporary Asian Art department is headed by Janfer Chung, a specialist in Contemporary Asian Art who has worked with top contemporary art galleries in Hong Kong and China. Working with Anthony Wu, Waddington’s Asian Art specialist, Wu and Chung acknowledge “Interest in Contemporary Asian Art has exploded. The superb results of our fall 2013 Asian Art auction are indicative of the exponential growth in the market – with collectors in Hong Kong and mainland China, as well as international buyers”.
Exhibition Information Thursday, May 1 to Sunday May 11, 2014
Weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Weekends from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daisuke Takeya Lecture
Saturday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m. William Ho - Ink & Brush Workshop
Sunday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m.
Waddington’s Auctioneers & Appraisers - May 1 - May 11 -
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