artnet Auctions Appoints Asian Art Specialist Nina Lippman

Nina Lippman, Asian Art Specialist

artnet welcomes Asian art specialist Nina Lippman. Lippman is excited to tap into the vast potential of southeast Asian art and is thrilled about the region’s burgeoning market.

Her appointment comes in the wake of exceptional sales at Art Basel in Hong Kong, which saw the surefire success of artists like Yayoi Kusama and Zhang Enli and also the triumph of works by modern Chinese master Zao Wou-ki and contemporary Chinese artists Xu Zhen, Zhan Wang, and Yu Hong (see What Sold at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 and for How Much? Read Our Sales Report).

Lippman’s expertise in the field of Asian Art is aided by her fluency in both French and Mandarin. She received her master’s degree with a concentration in Chinese art from the University of Chicago after earning her bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies at Connecticut College. This past year, she spent time working in Shanghai at a contemporary Chinese art gallery, where she regularly consulted with private collectors.

Previously Lippman served as an intern at Christie’s New York in the auctioneer’s modern and contemporary Indian and Southeast Asian art department, as well as at several notable museums and galleries in Beijing, Shanghai, and New York, including Asia Society and Shanghai Art Museum.

While Lippman prepares for artnet’s upcoming contemporary Asian art auction commencing on April 14, she notes that the sculptures of Cambodian artist Sopheap Pich at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim have increased the recognition value for Southeast Asian art.

artnet’s auction will offer a mix of Asian artworks, from India to Japan, with a particular focus on Chinese artworks.

Lippman looks forward to showcasing Chinese artist Ai Jing, whose painting I Love Color #7 will be on view (past auction results for Ai Jing’s work can be viewed here). “She is a promising artist, already forging an important name for herself,” Lippman says.

Don’t miss the contemporary Asian art auction beginning April 14!


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