Several works by Monet are on display at the Guardian Fine Art Asia. (Photo provided to China Daily)
The just concluded Guardian Fine Art Asia, one of the top antique and design art fairs in China, which ran from Oct. 25 to 29 in Beijing, attracted about 40 galleries and antique dealers from across the world, and featured hundreds of artworks including classic paintings, Buddha sculptures, porcelain and antique furniture.
First held in 2014, the annual art fair organized by the Guardian Art Center and Fine Art Asia Hong Kong has always drawn well-known foreign galleries and antique dealers due to strong Chinese demand as well as art dealers' confidence in the market.
Gladwell & Patterson, a gallery established in 1752 in London, started taking part in the art fair in 2015.
"We are building our market slowly. Every year there are new faces and the number of Chinese collectors who visit our gallery in London is increasing," says Glenn Fuller, the director of the gallery.
He stresses the importance of the Chinese art market and says the demand for high quality Western art here is strong.