The most significant charity auction ever staged, The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller is 100 per cent sold. The Rockefeller Collection sales total $832.6 million — highest ever for a single collection.
Xinle Ma's "Galloping Horse" painting was the only Chinese painting to be included in the collection and was sold for $125,000.
Xinle Ma 马欣乐, is a Senior Art Advisor of the Chinese Cultural Foundation. He also has the position as Vice President of China Academy of Paintings and Calligraphy, Senior Advisor of Yanhuang Art Museum. As a highly esteemed artist, Xinle Ma's paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world and are sought by both institutions and private collections including former U.S. President William Clinton, Dave Rockefeller and China's Premier Wen Jiabao. In the year 2016 his painting of Nine Galloping Horses was selected and presented to The Queen Elizabeth II, as the only state gift from China for the celebration of Her 90th Birthday.
May 16 - 23, 2010
The Shanghai Fine Jewellery and Art Fair (SFJAF) returns to the city for the second time this May (16-23) at the Rockbund. Bringing together some of the world’s most exclusive galleries, the Fair will exhibit antiquities, paintings, modern and contemporary Art and fine jewellery. Key pieces on exhibit include Ron Arad’s “Free Standing China” bookcase and some rare Japanese inspired furniture from Gabriel Viardot which was exhibited at the 1889 World Expo in Paris. There will also be Art Deco jewellery from Cartier on display.
Founded in 2007 the SFJAF has quickly become one of the most prestigious and exclusive Fairs in Asia. This year the Fair will be held at the same time as the Shanghai World Expo which gives visitors a fabulous chance to see both of these world class events.
Committee of Honor includes: Lady Jane Abdy, Professor Flora Blanchon, Mr. Mario Buatta, Baron Paul Buysse, Mr. Ramon Calderon, Minister Jos Chabert, Mr. Chen Xiejun, Mr. Shreyes Doshi, Mr. Robert F. Ellsworth, Minister Mark Eyskens, Senator Leo Goovaerts, Mr. & Mrs. Martin Gruss, Mr. Jean-Paul Guerlain, Ms. Yue-Sai Kan, Mrs. Alice King, Ms. Paige Rense, Marquis Giulio Ripa di Meana, Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia, Mr. Guy Savoy, Mr. Bob Swaim, Baron and Baroness Guy-Francis Ullens de Schooten, Baron Emile Verbruggen, Ms. Elizabeth B. Wang, Ms. Vera Wang and The Ambassadors of France, Italy, Belgium, United Kindom, Spain, Germany and the United Sates to China.
Beecher Center, Ohio
November 17, 2006 - February 18, 2007
Two of the Elizabeth Wang Gallery’s most prominent artists, Chen Chi (1912 - 2005) and Zhiyuan Cong (b.1955), were featured artists at the Butler Museum of American Art in Ohio.
The Butler Institute is the oldest museum of American art in the United States. The original structure, dedicated in 1919, is a McKim, Mead and White architectural masterpiece listed in the National Register of Historic places. The Butler is known worldwide as "America's Museum."
This exhibition was a good indicator of the growing importance and recognition of contemporary Chinese art in America and around the world.