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Fine Art Asia Highlights - 4-7 October 2019

 

Antiques News & Fairs - Fine Art Asia Highlights - 4-7 October 2019
 

This monumental triple gourd vase (huluping) is decorated in underglaze blue and is one of the highlights at Vanderven Oriental Art (The Netherlands). The large size of this vase testifies to the remarkable technical expertise of the Jingdezhen potters in the early 18th century. It would have been made in separate parts and then put together before firing. Such a large-scale piece of porcelain was no doubt intended for one of the European courts. The most notable collector of large-scale porcelain was the Elector of Saxony, Augustus the Strong and his collection in Dresden still holds five comparable large vases. This vase is  particularly special because of the incredible documented provenance, which can be traced back nearly 100 years to the collection of the famous banker and avid art collector John Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913).

Event: Fine Art Asia
Organiser: Art and Antique International Fair Ltd (AAIF)
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hall 3, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Date: 4-7 October 2019

Enquiries:

Tel:  +44 (852) 3107 0681

 Antiques News & Fairs - Fine Art Asia Highlights - 4-7 October 2019

This sculpture of the goddess Tara is impressive in size, elegance and beauty and on view at Tenzing Asian Art (San Francisco). Her right hand is extended and in the left she holds a lotus, her distinctive emblem. The broad, square shape of the face, with delicate features, is characteristic and distinctive of its period and style, Early Malla (1200-1482). The master sculptor of this sculpture was an unknown Newari artist. Newars were and are occupants of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal and responsible for creating most of the artworks and architecture there. They were also trading with Tibet and as such contributed to the arts and aesthetics of Tibet from the 7th century.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

Fine Art Asia and Ink Asia are organised by Art and Antique International Fair Ltd (AAIF). Founded in 2006 by well-known antique Chinese furniture dealer Andy Hei to provide a vibrant new platform for the art world in Asia and worldwide. Highlights at this year’s edition range from a monumental 18th century Chinese triple gourd vase formerly in the collection of John Pierpoint Morgan, to contemporary Japanese Kintsukuroi (golden repair) by glass artist Yukito Nishinaka.

Fine Art Asia showcases museum-quality Asian and Western antiques, jewellery, antique silver and timepieces; modern and contemporary art, spanning 5,000 years. Ink Asia, which launched in 2015 as the world’s first fair dedicated to modern and contemporary ink art, is an acclaimed international platform presenting an impressive array of ink and ink-inspired works, influenced by traditional ink painting but following innovative artistic paths.


The exhibition area measures 12,000 square metres. The expected number of exhibitors at Fine Art Asia and The Masterpiece Pavilion is 120, and at Ink Asia, 30. The expected number of visitors is around 28,000. In 2018 the fairs displayed more than 10,000 outstanding works of art worth over HK$4 billion (US$510 million).

 Antiques News & Fairs - Fine Art Asia Highlights - 4-7 October 2019


Tanya Baxter Contemporary (London) will bring a painting by Frank Auerbach, the figurative British painter of German birth, known for his portraits and expressionistic English cityscapes. Born in Berlin to Jewish parents, Auerbach was sent as a child to England in 1939 to escape Nazism. His parents were unable to flee Germany and both died in concentration camps. After the war, Auerbach studied at St. Martin’s School of Art in London, and then at the Royal College of Art, where he developed a unique style using bold colours and roughly applied impasto. The Pillarbox is a typical example of a somewhat mundane street scene transformed by Auerbach’s dazzling palette and energetic application of brushstrokes into a painting of alluring colour and depth.

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

The Masterpiece Pavilion will be launched at Fine Art Asia 2019 as part of this year’s edition. Fine Art Asia is delighted to be collaborating with Masterpiece Fair in a long-term partnership.  Founded in 2010, Masterpiece has established itself as a leading cross-collecting fair, offering the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery, from antiquity to the present day.

Antiques News & Fairs - Fine Art Asia Highlights - 4-7 October 2019
 

Kintsugi (golden joinery), also known as Kintsukuroi (golden repair), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. It treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object and dates back over 400 years in Japan. Inspired by these aesthetics is the Yobitsugi series created by Yukito Nishinaka, who is represented by Wamono Art (Tokyo/Hong Kong), in which he breaks the glass he creates and puts the broken pieces together using this  technique.

 Antiques News & Fairs - Fine Art Asia Highlights - 4-7 October 2019

APieter Hugo (b. 1976), Zeng Mei Hui Zi, Beijing 2015-2016, C- print, Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing/Hong Kong.

TICKET INFO:

For more information visit Fine Art Asia

 

 

 

Cover Image: APieter Hugo (b. 1976), Zeng Mei Hui Zi, Beijing 2015-2016, C- print, Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing/Hong Kong.



News & Fairs Previews

Fine Art Asia Highlights - 4-7 October 2019

 

Antiques News & Fairs - Fine Art Asia Highlights - 4-7 October 2019
 

This monumental triple gourd vase (huluping) is decorated in underglaze blue and is one of the highlights at Vanderven Oriental Art (The Netherlands). The large size of this vase testifies to the remarkable technical expertise of the Jingdezhen potters in the early 18th century. It would have been made in separate parts and then put together before firing. Such a large-scale piece of porcelain was no doubt intended for one of the European courts. The most notable collector of large-scale porcelain was the Elector of Saxony, Augustus the Strong and his collection in Dresden still holds five comparable large vases. This vase is  particularly special because of the incredible documented provenance, which can be traced back nearly 100 years to the collection of the famous banker and avid art collector John Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913).

Event: Fine Art Asia
Organiser: Art and Antique International Fair Ltd (AAIF)
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hall 3, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Date: 4-7 October 2019

Enquiries:

Tel:  +44 (852) 3107 0681

 Antiques News & Fairs - Fine Art Asia Highlights - 4-7 October 2019

This sculpture of the goddess Tara is impressive in size, elegance and beauty and on view at Tenzing Asian Art (San Francisco). Her right hand is extended and in the left she holds a lotus, her distinctive emblem. The broad, square shape of the face, with delicate features, is characteristic and distinctive of its period and style, Early Malla (1200-1482). The master sculptor of this sculpture was an unknown Newari artist. Newars were and are occupants of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal and responsible for creating most of the artworks and architecture there. They were also trading with Tibet and as such contributed to the arts and aesthetics of Tibet from the 7th century.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

Fine Art Asia and Ink Asia are organised by Art and Antique International Fair Ltd (AAIF). Founded in 2006 by well-known antique Chinese furniture dealer Andy Hei to provide a vibrant new platform for the art world in Asia and worldwide. Highlights at this year’s edition range from a monumental 18th century Chinese triple gourd vase formerly in the collection of John Pierpoint Morgan, to contemporary Japanese Kintsukuroi (golden repair) by glass artist Yukito Nishinaka.

Fine Art Asia showcases museum-quality Asian and Western antiques, jewellery, antique silver and timepieces; modern and contemporary art, spanning 5,000 years. Ink Asia, which launched in 2015 as the world’s first fair dedicated to modern and contemporary ink art, is an acclaimed international platform presenting an impressive array of ink and ink-inspired works, influenced by traditional ink painting but following innovative artistic paths.


The exhibition area measures 12,000 square metres. The expected number of exhibitors at Fine Art Asia and The Masterpiece Pavilion is 120, and at Ink Asia, 30. The expected number of visitors is around 28,000. In 2018 the fairs displayed more than 10,000 outstanding works of art worth over HK$4 billion (US$510 million).

 Antiques News & Fairs - Fine Art Asia Highlights - 4-7 October 2019


Tanya Baxter Contemporary (London) will bring a painting by Frank Auerbach, the figurative British painter of German birth, known for his portraits and expressionistic English cityscapes. Born in Berlin to Jewish parents, Auerbach was sent as a child to England in 1939 to escape Nazism. His parents were unable to flee Germany and both died in concentration camps. After the war, Auerbach studied at St. Martin’s School of Art in London, and then at the Royal College of Art, where he developed a unique style using bold colours and roughly applied impasto. The Pillarbox is a typical example of a somewhat mundane street scene transformed by Auerbach’s dazzling palette and energetic application of brushstrokes into a painting of alluring colour and depth.

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

The Masterpiece Pavilion will be launched at Fine Art Asia 2019 as part of this year’s edition. Fine Art Asia is delighted to be collaborating with Masterpiece Fair in a long-term partnership.  Founded in 2010, Masterpiece has established itself as a leading cross-collecting fair, offering the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery, from antiquity to the present day.

Antiques News & Fairs - Fine Art Asia Highlights - 4-7 October 2019
 

Kintsugi (golden joinery), also known as Kintsukuroi (golden repair), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. It treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object and dates back over 400 years in Japan. Inspired by these aesthetics is the Yobitsugi series created by Yukito Nishinaka, who is represented by Wamono Art (Tokyo/Hong Kong), in which he breaks the glass he creates and puts the broken pieces together using this  technique.

 Antiques News & Fairs - Fine Art Asia Highlights - 4-7 October 2019

APieter Hugo (b. 1976), Zeng Mei Hui Zi, Beijing 2015-2016, C- print, Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing/Hong Kong.

TICKET INFO:

For more information visit Fine Art Asia

 

 

 

Cover Image: APieter Hugo (b. 1976), Zeng Mei Hui Zi, Beijing 2015-2016, C- print, Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing/Hong Kong.