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Maturing art market

10 March 2017
(From left) The Edge chief commercial officer Sharon Teh, Ho Kong Soon, Datuk Lee Tian Hock, Ho Kay Tat, The Edge Galerie managing director Au Foong Yee and The Edge Galerie general manager Johnni Wong 

 

Masters of the abstract

24 February 2017
Latiff Mohidin’s "Lahar III" (2000) illustrates an intense volcanic eruption executed at its finest.

 

Paintings by revered Malaysian artists, namely the late Datuk Syed Ahmad Jamal, Datuk Ibrahim Hussein, Latiff Mohidin and Jolly Koh will be featured at The Edge Auction on March 5.

Top Guns in Malaysian Art

23 February 2017

Time : 11am-7pm, Feb 23-March 3; 11am-3pm, March 4 . The gallery is closed on Mondays and public holidays.

Date : 23-Feb-2017 - 04-Feb-2017

Venue : THE EDGE GALERIE,
G5-G6 Mont'Kiara Meridin
19, Jalan Duta Kiara, Mont'Kiara
50480 Kuala Lumpur

Website : www.theedgegalerie.com

Contact : 03-6419 0102

Is bidding at auction a privilege or right?

20 February 2017

This article is published with the permission of the author.

The bidder earns the right to bid and has a duty to adhere to the terms and conditions in the "registration" contract.

 

It has been said that bidding at auction is a privilege and necessarily not a right. I would argue maybe privilege and right are transposed in the above intriguing claim.

Contemporary art that stands the test of time

10 February 2017
Jalaini Abu Hassan’s Alam Benda (1983) watercolour on paper is an early precursor to the tonal quality found in his later series of bitumen works experimented by the artist during his New York stint

 

Gerhard Richter's "Eisberg" (1982) to go under the hammer at Sotheby's London

3 February 2017

Hong Kong, 3 February 2017 One of the finest landscape paintings of Gerhard Richter career, Eisberg, will come to auction for the first time on 8 March 2017 at Sotheby's London Evening sale of Contemporary Art. The desolately beautiful Eisberg was painted soon after the artist divorce from his first wife Ema in 1981. Gerhard and Ema had been married for 25 years, but by the early 1980s Richter was living with Isa Genzken, a successful young artist.

Missed or misplaced bids?

27 January 2017

This article is published with the permission of the author.

I have held consistently that “missed bids” at auction do not exist and never have.

That contention encompasses that it is the responsibility of the bidder to make his bid known, rather than the responsibility of the auctioneer to necessarily receive the bid.

Collecting Southeast Asian Art

30 December 2016

In Southeast Asia, cross-cultural works of art have been circulated regionally and internationally since the mid-1980s and throughout the nineties. It started with the “boom” in Indonesia and the Philippines’ art markets; Malaysia and Singapore’s economic growth; Vietnam’s Đoi Moi reform period; and Thailand’s flourishing commercial art galleries in the mid-nineties, until the Asian financial crisis hit in 1997.