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The Coexistence of Various Needs - Shanghai Art Fair 2017

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More than 20 countries and areas’ art galleries, organizations, agencies participated in this lively art exchange during the past dozen years. Many original artworks from the world-class masters, such as Picasso, Rembrandt, Chagall, Dali, Renoir, Monet, Zhu Dequn, Qi Baishi, Xu Beihong, Zhang Daqian, made the debut in China or Asia through the great stage established by Shanghai Art Fair.

Shanghai Art Fair 2017, as Asia’s celebrated art exchange with long history and high internationalization degree, from Nov. 2 to 5 (4 days) at Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition & Convention Center, continuing the scale as before, presenting domestic and overseas collectors a gorgeous art event in Shanghai as well.


It established in 1997, has been successfully 21th events, and continues to lead the major Asian Art Fair. which not only bridged the gap between worldwide and Shanghai, tradition and fashion, public and art, but also shaped a paradigm for the domestic art fairs.


According to organizers, the entire exhibition area will be 25,000㎡, 193 booths with different specifications are located in the hall. There will be thousands of Chinese painting, oil painting, sculpture, video, installation, ceramics and other artworks involved in the transaction. It maintained the same level of turnover as in 2016 —nearly one hundred and fifty million yuan.


More than 20 countries and areas’ art galleries, organizations, agencies participated in this lively art exchange during the past dozen years. Many original artworks from the world-class masters, such as Picasso, Rembrandt, Chagall, Dali, Renoir, Monet, Zhu Dequn, Qi Baishi, Xu Beihong, Zhang Daqian, made the debut in China or Asia through the great stage established by Shanghai Art Fair.


Every year number of spectators was around 60,000 persons, and turnover of 2013 exceeded one hundred and forty million yuan, turnover in 2016 exceeded one hundred and fifty million yuan. It creates a proud history of the transaction: In 2000, the most spectacular one is Rodin"s sculpture called, The Thinker, brought by Sayegh Gallery (France), which was purchased at the price of $1,000,000 by Pudong; Lianyang Land Development Company and set in Shanghai forever. This has been the biggest overseas transaction in Shanghai Art Fair; In 2002, another sculpture, called Cesar"s Thumb, was collected at the price of 2,600,000 RMB by Shanghai Zendai Group; In 2003, one of Zhang Daqian"s paintings was sold at 5,500,000 RMB, which became the highlight of the fair; In 2007, Saulterre’s “Series of Angel” was collected by Jing’an Sculpture Park at a high price…


Peter Denger, the famous curator of Basel Art Fair which is called Olympic in art, once gave Shanghai Art Fair a high rating "It"s a great international art fair with bright future". We also believed that Shanghai Art Fair will continue leading Asian art market under the support of art lovers and collectors.


As in recent years cross-border art is quite popular, Chinese and foreign galleries made a new interpretation of the "internationalization", showing a new situation China Gallery began to operate a large number of foreign artists, foreign galleries have agents of Chinese painter works. Such as: dozens of galleries in Heilongjiang recommended the Russian and Ukrainian artists; Beijing MIN Art Space and Junkai International Culture and Art under the command of the Brazilian artists Tasla and Di Xiu Saxini; American West Germany Biluo Duo Gallery show the Chinese contemporary artist Jin Feng’s works as the main part their works; American Bryce Reagan Gallery is pushing Chinese artist Zhao Macro works; "Czech Crystal Art Union" will carry six Czech top crystal artist works debut; Shanghai Free Trade Area Exhibition "Art Road", there will be a large number of Shanghai painting and calligraphy master and the people of the works on the same stage display, Wuhu Fan, Xie Zhi Liu, Tang Yun, Chen Peiqiu and other famous works can make collectors enjoy the whole sea painting "King Park International" will bring our Taiwan 81-year-old landscape sculptor master Zhang Jing works debut; "love the new morning morning culture" the main calligraphy and painting artists, are the love of Nicholas descendants and the five generations of the same hall, the painting and calligraphy works show its long history of strong foundation; by the "good Yi art" curatorial new media art "art yuan" project, invited Eight new artists from Asia and the United States to create, will bring a new immersive experience; Ceramic works, "Yilan culture spread" to bring exhibitors, "China White" reputation of Dehua white porcelain will debut, etc. Chinese and foreign galleries established a more direct and more effective two-way channel for overseas art come into the Chinese art market and the Chinese art go to the international art market.


In the exhibition, United States artist, Winn Slavin's large-scale theme sculpture "The Door of Creation" tailor-made for the Shanghai Art Fair 2017 was collected by the collectors in the exhibitions; Korean gallery team sales of 700 million; Two paintings by Villers of the Spanish National Association of the Arts and two pieces by Picasso have been sold with sales of nearly 2 million; The first exhibition of the Kristina Gallery in Germany, the collection of works by the Shanghai Museum of Fine Arts and middle-class families, all works sold out; Nearly half of the works of Shangsi Art from Cambridge, England are sold; The artworks by artists Sun Jiajuan, Wei Tai, Chen Qiang Geng DiFa, Zhu Xinchang, Bao Yin, Gan Yongchuan continue to be popular and bought in previous years by collectors; The oil paintings of Li Yichu sold 55 artworks in four days; Gu Long gallery of Chen Jinhu's calligraphy works all sold out; Taiwan galleries sales of 3 million yuan; Ceramic products are also selling hot; Eight of the "Chickens" drawn by the old artist Wang Yuanding are collected and Chen Wei's artwork "Chick" sold more than 20 pieces.


From the sold analysis, the Chinese art market continues the trend of diversified needs. Various art styles have own its collection groups and directions, which represents the coexistence of various needs. To purchase of works of art to decorate the home has become a major demand in the current art market.




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