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Takashi Murakami featured in Contemporary Asian Arts exhibit in Toronto

Fans of contemporary asian arts take note! Highly sought after works by some of the most well-known asian artists have taken over Waddington's Auctioneers in the first-ever selling exhibition. Artists include Takashi Murakami, Tomio Miki, Nobuo Sekine, Koje Enokura, Ayako Rokkaku, Tatsuya Matsushita, Masashi Nishizono, Wu Junyoung, William Ho, Zhang Yuanfung, Ju Ting, Chen Minguhui, and Liu Lin.

The exhibition features 43 works in total and what's unique about this particular show is the pieces are available for straight forward purchase by the general public.

"Works by these artists have been exhibited in major public exhibitions and collections around the world - it was time to bring them to our gallery," says Stephen Ranger, head of Waddington's Contemporary Art department. "Artists like Murakami are massive stars in the pop-culture world; who else has been dubbed the next Andy Warhol or curated by Pharrell Williams lately?" ...

Posted: 5/8/2014 12:00:00 AM


If you’re a fan of contemporary asian arts, you’ll definitely want to check this out! Waddington’s first-selling exhibition (May 1 to 11, 2014) features an impressive collection of 43 works by 13 artists, including works by Japanese artists Takashi Murakami, Tomio Miki, Enokura Koji and Nobuo Sekine. There are 21 Murakami lithographs from 2011 to 2013 in the collection. The exhibition will also include works by United Nations recognized, and internationally acclaimed, artist William Ho, as well as emerging Chinese artists.

Waddington’s recently created Contemporary Asian Art department is headed by Janfer Chung, a specialist this genre who has worked with top contemporary galleries in Hong Kong and China. I had the opportunity to ask her about this exciting exhibition...

Posted: 5/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

Waddington's woos the Asian art market with spectacular results

Seasoned auctioneers Duncan McLean and Stephen Ranger had their work cut out for them at Waddington’s December 2, 2013 auction of Asian Art. As the enthusiasm for luxury buying continues to increase in China, so does the demand for art. A full auction room, online bidders and a staff of 10 to handle telephone bids contributed to the often frenzied bidding action and sky-high prices at the downtown auction company’s gallery. The final sale total of $3.07 million, including commission, is a record high for an Asian Art auction in Canada. With a 70% sold rate, the auction more than doubled its $1.05 million to $1.49 million pre-sale estimate...

Posted: 12/5/2013 12:00:00 AM


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