Gianguan Auctions, New York's singular Chinese owned and operated auction gallery, announced plans today for worldwide expansion beginning with the opening of a Singapore based operating company. Plans are also underway to open sales offices in England, Poland, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Nepal, China, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Mr. Richard Tan will serve as Managing Director of Gianguan Auctions New York (Singapore) Pte Ltd. Mr. Tan is a well-known and eminently respected specialist in the field of security, said Mr. Kwong Lum, Founder and CEO of Gianguan Auctions.
Mr. Lum stated, “Richard Tan and I have been friends for many years and we have always had a mutual professional respect for each other. Our philosophies on the auction business, future trends in the Asia auction industry, quality standards and account relationships, and an enduring passion for the unique and ‘one of a kind’ artifacts that makes us so special have always been similar.It was therefore a logical decision that as Gianguan Auctions began its long- cherished goal to open its own operations in Singapore and Asia that Richard and I formally advance our friendship into a business partnership. I take great pride in announcing Richard’s role as the Managing Director of the Asia operating offices in Singapore and around the region.”
The Singapore operation opens with an exhibition of Museum Artifacts at the Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel on April 17. It will run through April 18. The public is invited between the hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Founded in 2002, Gianguan Auctions is New York’s only Chinese owned and operated auction house. The global expanson program of sales offices will be operated by shareholders of their respective countries and there will be no outside shareholders.This,in keeping with Gianguan’s philosophy of ‘total independence,’ provides the organization with a strong network. Mr. Lum said, the policy allows the company to to “keep abreast of antique auctions, dealers and collectors from around the world to ensure that we offer buyers the ability to preview and purchase many unique and desirable pieces.”
Mr. Lum, who is a respected artist as well as businessman, was recently honored with the building of The Kwong Lum Museum of Art in the Xinhui district in the city of Jiangmen. Construction was funded the local government. The Kwong Lum Museum of Art opened in September, 2014.
For details, please visit www.GianguanAuctions.com or contact the Gallery Director at 212-1-212-867-7288. Gianguan Auctions New York is located at 295 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017.
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