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Qingming Scroll in 3D: Chinese art news, 10-16 July

July 16, 2010

*A Hebei farmer has recreated Zhang Zeduan’s 12th-century masterpiece Going Upriver at Qingming (Qingming shanghe tu 清明上河圖) as 2/3 scale clay sculptures (see Xinhua’s image gallery for more pictures).

*Chinese art historian Liu Xiangdong (Huaqiao University) has sued colleague Gao Minglu (University of Pittsburgh) for plagiarism of a contemporary art theory.

*Shares in China’s first art portfolio have been listed on the Shenzhen Culture Assets and Equity Exchange.

*At New York’s autumn 2010 Asia Week, one of the sale highlights will be the Joe Grimberg Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles at Sotheby’s.

*As contemporary Chinese artists continue to add flair to luxury brands, Lacoste launched its porcelain polo shirts by Li Xiaofeng and Shanghai Tang launched its Autumn/Winter 2010 line.

*Evan Osnos wrote on detained artist Wu Yuren, who has become known as “Little Ai” for his Ai Weiwei-like activisim.

*Zhang Huan’s Hope Tunnel opens this weekend at Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA).

*Contemporary ink painting artists believe their traditionally based form must evolve with the times.

New Resources

*Qianlong’s Battle Prints in Image Resources

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