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Preeminent Asian art expert, Anthony Lin, established himself as a fine art dealer in 2005.  Based in Hong Kong, he curates a yearly exhibition in New York to coincide with Asia Week.   In October 2006, Mr. Lin also curated a special exhibit for the Hong Kong Museum of Art entitled Art and Imitation in China, featuring works of art from 1600 B.C. to contemporary China. 

Previously, Mr. Lin served as Chairman of Christie’s Asia as well as Chairman of Christie’s Hong Kong and Taiwan.  He was the world’s first auctioneer of Chinese descent, conducting bilingual auctions for Christie’s.

Mr. Lin joined Christie’s in 1986 as a specialist in the Chinese Works of Art Department and assisted in organizing sales and business development in London and Hong Kong.  In 1991, he was appointed Christie’s representative in Taiwan where he set up a new office in response to the growth in business in that region.  In 1993, he was promoted to Managing Director of Christie’s Hong Kong where sales grew steadily under his aegis and Christie’s became the leading auctioneer of Chinese ceramics, paintings and jewelry in Asia.

In addition, Mr. Lin also served as International Specialist Head of Asian Art, Antiquities and Tribal Art on a worldwide basis and represented Asia on the Board of Christie’s.  Under his leadership, sales in those international departments posted a record $265 million in 2004, running second to the sales of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art for the first time ever in the history of Christie’s.

Born in Singapore to Chinese migrant parents, Mr. Lin graduated from University College London with an Honor’s Degree in Philosophy and Economics and earned a Master’s Degree in Chinese Art and Archeology with Distinction at the Percival David Foundation of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.  He specializes in Chinese ceramics of the Song to Qing periods and early Buddhist sculpture.  At Christie’s he pioneered the Imperial Sales, which showcased the rich trove of works of art commissioned and collected by the Ming and Qing emperors from the 14th to 18th centuries.