The Damaging Effect — Follow Up with Cai Mingchao

From the Artinfo:

Cai, the winner of the Chinese two bronze statues,  told Bloomberg that several days after he won the lots in the February 25 sale, he began to think that accepting them would be like having “two time bombs and placing them at home, not knowing when they will explode.”

He was praised for his decision in China, but says that he has been condemned by other dealers and that the incident has ruined his credibility. He added that he may have to close Xiamen Xinhe Art International Auction Co., the auction business he runs in Xiamen in southeastern China. He has already called off the house’s spring sale, which last year brought in an impressive 47.4 million yuan (almost $7 million), and is considering canceling his fall sale as well.

This has damaged me: I have lost the business I love,” he said.

Read the whole stories from the following links:

  1. Mr. Cai Mingchao, You Are Wrong!
  2. Follow up — French Judge Rejected the Petition To Block Two Bronze Animal Heads From Yuanming Yuan
  3. The Call at the Last Minute — Christie’s Auctioning Relics From Yuanming Yuan

About Hui

Wang Hui lived from 1632 - 1717 and followed in the footprints of his great grandfathers, grandfather, father and uncles and learned painting at a very early age. He was later taught by two contemporary masters, Zhang Ke and Wang Shimin, who taught him to work in the tradition of copying famous Chinese paintings. This is most likely the reason why critics claim that his work is conservative and reflects the Yuan and Song traditions. One critic claimed that "his landscape paintings reflect his nostalgic attachment to classical Chinese aesthetics. Along with the other Wangs, Wang Hui helped to perpetuate the tradition of copying the ancient masters rather than creating original work.

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