Chinese Arts Centre to host UK's first auction of contemporary Asian pieces in Manchester

By Laura Burgess | 29 November 2010
An image of a print of Marilyn Monroe
Peiyuang Jiang, The Two Marilyns© Peiyuang Jiang
Manchester’s Chinese Arts Centre will host the UK’s first auction of contemporary work from the Asian art scene in a fundraising event on Thursday (December 2 2010).

The sale is a chance for people to support the Centre, which was established in 1986 and moved into its architecturally acclaimed current headquarters in 2003, and help provide money for ongoing projects, future exhibitions and workshops.

The auction will feature work donated by 29 artists including Gordon Cheung, Suki Chan, Dinu Li, Ed Pien, Ming Wong, Tsang Kin Wah and Pei Yuan Jiang, inviting buyers to invest in painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media.

Bids will start at £200, despite higher market prices, and the pieces have been chosen to appeal to different tastes and budgets.

“We are incredibly lucky to have worked with some of the world’s most exciting contemporary Chinese artists and to have the opportunity to showcase works from such an inspiring group is an honour,” says Sally Lai, chief executive of Chinese Arts Centre.

“I hope the auction will raise awareness of the amazing work that the artists are undertaking and, in doing so, support the Centre’s future work.”

The artwork featured in the auction is available for online viewing and bidding at www.auction.chinese-arts-centre.org. It went on display at the gallery on Thursday.
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