February 2013 Newsletter
Art Basel Hong Kong & Mandarin Oriental In 2010, China became the world leader in Fine Art auction sales, a position long-held by the U.S. (artprice.com). In 2011, three of the top ten artists sold at international auction were by Chinese artists (artmarket.com). In December 2012, of the ten most expensive works of fine art sold at auction, seven were by Chinese artists and four of those artists outsold Claude Monet (artnet.com). Needless to say, the art market in China continues to be hot!
January 2013 Newsletter
Many travelers think that the best time to travel to Europe for leisure is limited to a few months during the year. This is a misconception as there are a variety of events and festivals throughout Europe year-round that can be a base for your European journey. From a Carnival in the Czech Republic in February, a festival in Seville in April, to the Christmas Markets in December, Europe has a multitude of offerings throughout the year.