Spring is full on in NYC. Central park greened up pretty nicely this past weekend and everyone seemed to be there. While the parks here will see lots more people,...

Spring is full on in NYC. Central park greened up pretty nicely this past weekend and everyone seemed to be there. While the parks here will see lots more people, it’s that time of year for the art galleries to take a break and begin wrapping up their season. There are a few closing events worth committing some indoor time to if you love contemporary art or you still haven’t figured out what to do with that tax refund.

Phillips de Pury stages an excellent contemporary art show/auction every year at this time. This year you’ll be able to see some of the usual NYC suspects, Koons, Warhol, Judd, and Flavin. But of interest is the flood of Chinese artists who’s work you might not get the chance to see that often. The image above is an oil canvass from Li Haifeng entitled I Trust You, 2006. It’s estimated to sell for between $8,000-$12,000. China  is huge for the art market because of a few factors. There is no large established gallery system. It’s difficult to get the work out of the country, increasing it’s desirability. And it’s more likely you are buying the art directly from the artist.

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