Mr. Eskenazi next to his newly collected painting Legends by Tamen+ (Image courtesy of the artists)

Art+ Shanghai Gallery is infinitely proud and excited to announce that the work by the gallery’s represented artist collective Tamen+ , has entered the collection of Giuseppe Eskenazi, one of the world’s most respected art dealers in Chinese and Oriental art.


Legends on view art Art+ Shanghai Gallery

The Eskenazi Gallery, that he and his father founded more than 50 years ago, works at the very top of the market, selling works and antiques to ambitious collectors and major museums around the world, including Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire in Brussels, Musée des Arts Asiatiques, Nice, Louvre Abu Dhabi, British Museum in London, Art Institute of Chicago, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Shanghai Museum, just to name a few.


Tamen+, Legends, 125cm x 200cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2015

When purchasing the painting, Mr. Eskenazi, a real connoisseur of art, both Western and Oriental, has told the artists that he owns the artworks by every artist whose works were portrayed in the collected piece.


Tamen+ artist collective at  Art+ Shanghai Gallery booth at Art Central 2016 (Lai Shengyu on the left and Yang Xiaogang on the right)

Art+ Shanghai Gallery has been representing Tamen+ since 2009 and ever since the artist collective has been gaining the acknowledgment and respect among the art lovers and academia as one of the most groundbreaking, intriguing, intellectually challenging artists on the contemporary art scene in China and the world. Cynical Realism, Political Pop and Kitsch culture go long with humor, mockery and sharp but cleverly veiled criticism of various ideologies, all interweave into a fascinating melange of Tamen+ artistic practice.

It is truly a privilege to be the gallery that represents talented Tamen+, along with the other great Chinese contemporary artist. Stay tuned, as Tamen+ solo exhibition is coming in spring of 2018.