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Michael Goedhuis

Asian Works of Art

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London , SW1X 0HZ
United Kingdom


Nature Imitating Art

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The Smoggy Chinese Dream

Li's Little Brother

Peacock - Pearl and Jade B

Clouds Barring Cliffy Mountains

Bronze garlic mouth vase

Japanese bronze flower vessel

Leaving the Rocky Platform in Clouds

Cyclone with Flare

Play Duel

Desire, Landscape no. 11.1

Bronze Candlestick

Bronze figure of a Shoulao

Partridges sitting on the crooked hut and the ducks from the west lake


The Dews from the Tung Trees floating in the woods; Smoke float profoundly from the furnace

The sound of Silence

Where the Wild Roses Grow

Mélancolie Euphorique 10,


Half Hidden from the Eye - Fragrance of the Valley Orchid

Peach Blossom Spring Revisited by Flying

Wonderful: Sniffing Aroma of Flowers in Wu-Ling Farm


Michael Goedhuis, trained as an economist with degrees at the Courtauld Institute in art history and with an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, started his career in investment banking in New York and London. He then joined Jacob Rothschild (now Lord Rothschild)’s Colnaghi specializing in Persian, Mughal, and Islamic art. Major collections were curated and sold by him to numerous institutions including The Rothschild Collection to the Shahbanu of Iran and the Vever Collection to the Smithsonian Institution. He subsequently expanded his dealing activities to India, Japan, and China, concentrating on important antiquities in which he continues to deal in. During much of this time, he was writing for The Economist on art and the art market as well as for numerous art publications. In the early 1990s, he began to concentrate on Chinese modern and contemporary art and was the first dealer in the West to enter this field with a series of important exhibitions including the pioneering exhibition at Sotheby’s, New York, in 2001 China Without Borders: Chinese Contemporary Art. In 2008 he assembled and curated the major contemporary Chinese art collection, the Estella collection, which was exhibited at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Most of his activity since then has been directed at describing both the resurgence of cultural activity in the China of today and the key relevance of Chinese Ink art to contemporary aesthetics. In addition to representing the best contemporary Chinese artists, his activities now include exhibiting work by the best of the new generation of Western artists, both painters, and sculptors.