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Qi Baishi paintings set new $141m record for Chinese artist

A 12-panel set of ink-brush paintings by the Chinese ­­­traditional master Qi Baishi sold on Sunday, 17 December, at Poly Auction Beijing for a...

Beijing Tax Authorities Seek Nearly $2 Million from Outspoken Chinese Artist...

BEIJING (AP).- Beijing tax authorities are seeking nearly $2 million in back taxes and fines from outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who was released last week from nearly three months in detention, his close friend said Tuesday. Ai was released on ba...

Beijing Tax Authorities Seek Nearly $2 Million from Outspoken Chinese Artist...

BEIJING (AP).- Beijing tax authorities are seeking nearly $2 million in back taxes and fines from outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who was released last week from nearly three months in detention, his close friend said Tuesday. Ai was released on ba...

Released Chinese Artist-Activist Ai Weiwei’s Associates Freed After Ai’s Release

BEIJING (REUTERS).- Four associates of Chinese artist-activist Ai Weiwei detained along with him in a controversial case were freed after Ai's release, friends of the artist said on Saturday. The four included journalist Wen Tao, detained along with Ai...

Outspoken Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei: Free in Body, Said Little in...

BEIJING (AP).- Outspoken artist and government critic Ai Weiwei talked about giving himself a haircut Thursday but said little else in his first day out of detention, living under a gag order that underscores concerns about China's growing use of extr...

Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei: Free in Body, Not Voice

BEIJING (AP).- Outspoken artist and government critic Ai Weiwei talked about giving himself a haircut Thursday but said little else in his first day out of detention, living under a gag order that underscores concerns about China's growing use of extr...

Renowned Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Free After Confessing to Tax Evasion,...

BEIJING (REUTERS).- The dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, whose detention in April ignited an international uproar, was released on bail Wednesday under conditions likely to keep the outspoken critic of Communist Party controls silent for now. "I can...

‘Outspoken’ Chinese Artist/Activist’ ~ Ai Weiwei ~ Released On...

BEIJING - One of the first words that always came to mind for anyone trying to describe Ai Weiwei – the avant-garde Chinese artist and pro-democracy dissident – was “outspoken.” This is, after all, a man whose portfolio includes a portrait o...

Tate Modern Installs 10-Tonne Sunflower Seeds Sculpture by Chinese Artist Ai...

LONDON.- Tate Modern has installed a 10-tonne sculpture by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, containing approximately eight million individually hand-crafted porcelain sunflower seeds. On loan from the artist, Sunflower Seeds is shown as part of the free displ...

United Kingdom’s Royal Academy of Arts Gives Artist Ai Weiwei Honorary...

LONDON (REUTERS).- Britain's Royal Academy has made detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei an honorary member alongside Danish painter Per Kirkeby, the prestigious London art institution said on Wednesday. The title of Honorary Academician goes to artists n...

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