Works to Buy from Contemporary Asian Artists

With the opening of the Guggenheim’s anticipated show of contemporary Chinese art and Ai Weiwei’s fences dotting New York City—all eyes are on Asia this month.

From neo-pop paintings by Takashi Murakami to pioneering video art by Nam June Paik, discover works by contemporary Asian artists at a range of prices. Plus, find more art to buy from Asia at the opening of ASIA NOW in Paris.

You can buy these artworks—or simply learn more about them—by messaging the representing galleries through Artsy. If you have any questions along the way, you can also contact our team of specialists at inquiries@artsy.net.


Zhang Dali

Recognized as the first ever Chinese graffiti artist, Zhang uses the country’s cultural history as the subject matter of his work.


Takashi Murakami

Often called “the Warhol of Japan,” Takashi Murakami blends fine art and pop culture, using a signature style adapted from anime and manga cartoons.


Zhang Xiaogang

The grim imaginary families depicted in his “bloodline” series show the complex narratives and struggles of China’s Cultural Revolution.


Ai Weiwei

Arguably one of the most important Chinese artists working today, the artist-activist is known for his provocative installations and performances.


Nam June Paik

Considered the father of video art, Paik was a pioneer of the medium, using television sets in his sculptures, installations, and performances.


Hiroshi Sugimoto

Sugimoto’s lush black-and-white photographs—taken on a 19th-century style camera—push the boundaries of the medium, showcasing the tonality and forms of his subjects.


Yayoi Kusama

It’s easy to get lost in the imaginative installations and dizzying artworks by the so-called polka dot princess.