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The rise of the Chinese art market

— May 2011

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Chinese Carved Silver Four Ling Bracelet (Private Collection Photo: RP (Bob) Birt


In New York this spring, Asia Week (18th–26th March) generated press reports of ever-increasing prices, with very large purchases being made by Chinese buyers.

What is prompting this interest and activity? It doesn’t take much to intuit that a country experiencing enormous economic growth would have citizens wanting to repatriate culturally significant property, but perhaps there are other factors as well.

Elizabeth Herridge investigates in our June issue.


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