Finding value in Hong Kong art

Overshadowed in the past decade by the extraordinary rise in prices for certain contemporary Chinese paintings, Hong Kong’s small but active group of young artists have been more or less ignored by big collectors, auction houses, art institutions, commercial galleries and the public.
Blue Rocket by Tsang Kin Wah
Blue Rocket by Tsang Kin Wah

Overshadowed in the past decade by the extraordinary rise in prices for certain contemporary Chinese paintings, Hong Kong’s small but active group of young artists have been more or less ignored by big collectors, auction houses, art institutions, commercial galleries and the public.

“It takes a different kind of collector to buy artworks from Hong Kong artists,” said William Lim, managing director of CL3 Architects. “Several years ago, I really felt that Hong Kong artists needed support. These artists are humble but very talented and someone needed to save the artworks, as the local museums were not collecting them.”

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