Zhao Kailin – Moon Shadow, oil on canvas, 106 x 132 cm | Lucy Poett – Equos, bronze
Post Brexit the art world is experiencing a reaffirmation of foreign investment and discerning collectors. This year’s LAPADA Fine Art & Antiques Fair saw a very cosmopolitan collector group, proving that the British Art Market is paving its way to a positive future after the EU split.
A major silicon valley CEO purchased a bronze sculpture, ‘Equos’, by Scottish artist Lucy Poett. Poett, a very accomplished artist, studied at the R.S.A. in Dundee and is exhibited internationally. She is currently in her 70’s and still working in Scotland. A Brazilian art collector purchased a contemporary installation piece, ‘Flowerbed’, by Chinese artist Zhuang Hong Yi. Exhibited internationally at the Venice Biennale, Art Basel and TEFAF, and held in the collections of the Groninger Museum and the Found Museum, Zhuang Hong Yi is one of China’s fastest rising contemporary stars. South African collectors acquired Royal Academy educated English artist Pip Todd-Warmoth. Todd-Warmoth is collected by a discerning and distinguished group, including H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, Sir David Puttnam, The Rt. Hon. Chris Patten (current chancellor of Oxford University and former Governor of Hong Kong), and Lord Davies (Chairman of the trustees of the Royal Academy of Arts and former minister of trade), amongst others. A member of the Qatari Royal family bought ‘Moon Shadow’, a work by one of our top Chinese Realist artists, and several Modern Master’s drawings and limited edition prints were sold to London dealers.
LAPADA serves as a trusted platform for old world dealers with long standing reputations, expertise and a no nonsense approach to presentation that gives clients the confidence to invest. There was a positive response to this year’s fair, reiterating that post Brexit the art world has embraced the change with visionary gusto, and continues to pave a very bright future for the British art market. A major change we are likely to see in upcoming years is a reduction in regulatory burdens surrounding the art market, allowing for freer trade and stronger competition within the global market.
Founded in Hong Kong and with locations in London & Hong Kong, Tanya Baxter Contemporary bridges the gap between the Western and Chinese art markets. Having established long standing relationships with international artists and collectors we exhibit some of the most exciting Contemporary Chinese artists alongside established blue chip international art. Our art advisory service operates at the top end of the market, providing specialist services and personal curation to prestigious private clients, corporations, foundations, private banks and offices.
Gustav Klimt - Liegender, weiblicher Akt, mit Zopf, 1919, Collotype on matt art paper, 34 x 51.5 cm | Pip Todd-Warmoth – On the Ghats, Varanasi, oil on board, 72 x 124 cm | Zhuang Hong Yi – Flowerbed, fine rice paper and acrylic on canvas, 120 x 150 cm
Fine Art Asia: 1-5 October, Hong Kong Min Wae Aung ‘On the Road’ Solo Exhibition at the Millennium Hotel, Mayfair: 27 October, London Winter Olympia Art & Antiques Fair: 31 October – 6 November, Olympia London Art Central Hong Kong: 21 – 25 March, Hong Kong