What is the secret of a longer, healthier life? We would say visiting art galleries,
museums, and theatres. It may sound absurd, but studies have shown that visiting these
places frequently can help in more ways than you can imagine.
Perhaps the Chinese were aware of this, and it is possible that this is why art has
become a part of their culture and tradition. They have a wide range of art forms,
including sculptures, cave drawings, and paintings. Art collectors in the nation are also
working hard to conserve art items so that others might profit from them.
More individuals are investing in this business as a result of political freedom and
economic growth. Over the last several decades, the number of millionaires investing in
art collections has skyrocketed. Moreover, the net worth of the majority of the country's
art collectors surpasses that of those in other nations, including the United States.
Whether you are interested in any type of art collecting or are simply intrigued about
Chinese contemporary art, it is always beneficial to observe the Chinese art collectors
who are already famous. Here are some of the popular art collectors in China.
Adrian Cheng is the CEO of New World Development and the founder of K11 Art Malls.
His success came as a result of his decision to mix retail services with modern art
collections. Modern artists from China are welcome to exhibit their work at any of the K11
Art Malls. Since its inception, the K11 Foundation has hosted over 60 exhibits, and
Adrian Cheng works tirelessly to promote modern Chinese culture.
Qiao Zhibing is a well-known Chinese art collector. Zhibing worked as a sound engineer
before opening a nightclub in Hainan, as well as two more in Shanghai and Beijing.
Because the decoration of the nightclubs was essential to him, he began collecting
works of art to decorate the walls in 2015. According to the available statistics, a single
work of art would cost him more than a million pounds.
Zhan Enli and Liu Wei Yang Fudong are among the artists included in Qiao Zhibing's
collection. He also owns works from international painters such as Argentines Villa
Rojas. Qiao Zhibing opened Tank Shanghai Complex in 2019 to showcase the artworks.
It is presently one of the most well-known leisure amenities.
Most people are familiar with John Dodelande as an advocate for Chinese contemporary
art in Western nations. Dodelande collaborated with Adrian Cheng on the book "Chinese
Art: The Impossible Collection," which features works by numerous Chinese artists. In
addition, he conducts several art shows in Georgia and China. Dodelande specializes in
modern art from Mainland China, such as silk objects.
Uli Sigg is the most renowned collector of Chinese art in the West today. Despite the fact
that a big portion of his art was contributed to the M+ Museum, he still possesses over
1520 works of art from Mandarin traditional and modern painters. Sculptures, paintings,
installations, photos, and installations are among the works in his collection.
Wang Wei and Liu Yiquan
Wang Wei and Liu Yiquan own two art galleries in China, one in West Bund and one in
Pudong. Their museum house is a collection of classical calligraphy, modern calligraphy,
and contemporary art. The majority of the art collections were created during the Song
period. In museums, you will discover some of the top academic and art form advisors.
Budi Tek is a collector with one of the most extensive collections of modern art in China.
He has about 1500 pieces in his collection, which he accumulated during a ten-year
period. Budi Tek became a millionaire while working in the food sector, but he
subsequently began collecting art for private and public exhibitions. He is also the
creator of the Yuz Foundation, which has supported Chinese institutions and artists.
Chinese contemporary artworks differ from those created in other nations. To transform
art, artists from the nation have blended traditional techniques and topics with modern