Art & Design
- Touching the heart
- More than 200 works by realist oil painter Li Zijian are on display in Guangdong Museum through Sunday.
- Jewelry with a story
- Ubi Gallery at Beijing presents six young Asian jewelry artists in its latest exhibit Hit Home.
- Reinvigorating ink painting
- Although China has a long tradition of ink painting, the medium was branded as feudal elitist during the "cultural revolution" (1966-76), and shunned in favor of Western-style Social Realist oil painting techniques.
- Sotheby's Asian art sale moves into new territory
- Sotheby's is hosting its first public exhibition of Asian art with fixed sale prices at its New York headquarters, and more than half the 45 contemporary water-ink paintings by 14 Chinese artists have sold, according to the auction house.
- Chinese fine art feels the pinch
- The Chinese fine art market has run out of steam after three years of phenomenal growth, with sales at auction plummeting sharply in 2012.
- Vera Wang scraps deposit to try dresses
- Vera Wang, the queen of bridal couture, has scrapped a 3,000 yuan (US$482) fee for brides-to-be wanting to try on dresses at her new Shanghai boutique after the move set off a global outcry.