December 21 | New auction records for Chinese artists
2017 was a record-breaking year for both the Western and the Eastern market: after the Qi Baishi record set a few days ago, another painting by a Chinese artist hits a staggering price tag at auction. In other news, Art Los Angeles Contemporary announces its exhibitors for 2018 and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie has a new president.
An artwork by Chen Yifei hits record-breaking $22 million
Following the $144 sale of Qi Baishi’s Twelve Landscape Screens at Poly International, an artwork by artist Chen Yifei (1946-2005), titled Warm Spring in the Jade Pavilion (1993), sold for $22 million at a China Guardian auction in Beijing, a new record for a work by a contemporary Chinese artist. More via the Global Times.
Art Los Angeles Contemporary announces its galleries for 2018
The Los Angeles art fair will welcome 67 galleries to Santa Monica’s Barker Hanger from January 25 through 28, including David Kordansky Gallery, Ceysson & Bénétière, Galerie Christophe Gaillard and Shane Campbell Gallery. Newcomers Instituto de Visión (Bogotá), Revolver (Lima) and Vigo Gallery (London) will also attend the fair. Read more via ARTnews.
The Maison Européenne de la Photographie has a new president
Before appointing a new director in January, the Paris institution’s board of directors has announced that Jean-François Dubos has been appointed as its new president. Dubos succeeds Henry Chapier, who had been president of the institution since 1996. Dubos is also vice-president of the Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles. More (in French) via Connaissance des Arts.