Saturday, March 14, 2015, 2pm - 4pm at Gianguan Auctions/Art Collectors' Gallery
On Saturday, March 14th, China Institute Renwen Society hosted a lecture on the Sai
Yang Tang Collection of archaic Chinese at the Gianguan Auctions/ Art Collectors' Gallery. The development
of ancient Bronze vessels and its appreciation will be discussed.
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Saturday, March 6, 2010, 2pm - 4pm at Gianguan Auctions/Art Collectors' Gallery
On Saturday, March 6, the Renwen Society at China Institute presented a lecture by the legendary art collector Mr. Kwong Lum (Lin Ji-guang) on the porcelain ware from the royal kilns during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
In China, porcelain enjoys a long history, which could be considered as a representative symbol of Chinese traditional culture. In the history of Chinese porcelain, the porcelain wares from the Ming and Qing Dynasties royal kilns can be classified as the most valuable and classic examples of porcelain art in the entire world. In the past, porcelain wares from loyal kilns were owned by the imperial family; later, those porcelain wares became the dream want of every famous antique collector in history. When it comes to recent art market, once Chinese porcelain wares from loyal kilns appear at auction, not only the domestic and foreign individual collectors purchase them, but also a large variety of international institutions and consortia would flock to compete.
Mr. Kwong Lum (Lin Ji-guang) , a legendary art collector, who is also a New York-based Chinese-American artist, calligrapher, poet, art and literary critic, and connoisseur of classical Chinese art, gave a comprehensive lecture at China Institute to the public to help them implement their understanding of Chinese porcelain wares. In the lecture, Mr. Lum firstly illustrated the main characteristics of Chinese porcelain wares from loyal kilns and interpreted their popularity at auction recently. In addition, he introduced the most distinguishing processes of technical innovation the loyal kilns had gone through in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, including the skills of pot making, firing techniques and glaze making. Lastly, he highlighted several practical knacks for amateurs to teach them how they could quickly and effectively identify the counterfeit and the genuine among the Ming and Qing porcelain wares.
Mr. Lum is currently the Chairman of Hong Kong Auction International, Inc. and Director of the International Society of Chinese Art Collectors. He also serves as the chief advisor for the National Museum of China. Recently, in honor of his outstanding accomplishments in Chinese art, the City of Jiangmen of Guangdong Province in China is constructing a magnificent art museum in his name, which will be the first ever built for a living artist in China. In addition, CCTV recently produced and aired a 4-part TV program featuring Mr. Lum and his collections. Clips of the program have been played at the lecture as well.
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