History long “Ya bribe, so that the art market unconsciously tainted” money laundering ” the stain.
from the value of gifts in terms of whether it is real money, ginseng and Cordyceps, or smoke wines, watches package, shocking appears to not work with antiques and paintings comparable, because they are at least tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, hundreds of thousands or even millions-and, more importantly, is one of the There are the usual gifts do not have the “elegance” and “chic”.
have access to such a priceless gift, whether the recipient and the giver is how “brotherhood”? Must have been self-evident.
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in recent years, Chinese art market of unprecedented prosperity, with one hundred million yuan times appear each category art prices have gone up the past, only belongs to a small minority Ya possession of antiques and paintings, but also because of the priceless gradually become one of the important options of the high-end gifts. After all, this year, even the aunt who all know that art is worth a lot!
“in recent years, we investigated the the officials in the bribery case, in value terms, antiques The art of calligraphy and painting have been more than real estate to become the first category, while the real estate ranked second, third, the various small pieces of luxury. “Communist China Municipal Discipline Inspection a discipline inspection cadres of the Commission told the China Economic Weekly.
“in recent years, we have begun to organize the discipline inspection cadres to learn some knowledge of art and luxury. before seen such a situation: either bribery people own account, many of our discipline inspection cadres may not know the pair of spectacles will be tens of millions; a bunch of black chug wood beads to wear the bracelets than a gold Rolex watch to much more expensive, because that is the top incense. “he said.
party seal, a teapot, a calligraphy and painting, a pen holder … this gift is not only elegance, but also in the “gold” full of the same time, a very low key. covert, mildly, unlike traditional money transactions is so naked.
officials gifts are quite cautious, ordinary gift simply disdain, and risk not worth any money, better to not accept, but, antiques and paintings are not the same, and sometimes makes people hard to refuse. “a famous painting and calligraphy broker Lang never told China Economic Weekly”, he said, is often to the calligrapher and the word a lot to write, “presented a certain , do not accept such leadership is not good, always good to give someone else wrote his name.
officials dignitaries, antique-loving calligraphy and painting a lot, but really understand the art, after all, are in the minority, so in order to the value of the gift was fully “understanding” , choose well-known artists or famous head office “of the artists will be more with less.
such as painting and calligraphy from the hands of painters and calligraphers Association of America, Calligraphers title or position in art institutions, it is naturally show for Whether you understand it or not, there is backing always felt wrong not Lang Yong said, “If more strength, it can choose, such as painting or Qi Gong Qi, Fan Zeng, Shen Peng word in the arts belong to hard currency, most popular, high-value market can hedge against inflation, but realized very easy. “
a long history of “Ya bribe”
works of art as a gift is not today created in China is definitely a long history, called “Ya bribery. “Ya bribe” can be traced back to the Han Dynasty, the Tang and Song dynasties become the trend, to the Qing already reaching the limit. It is said that in the Ming Dynasty, the calligraphy and painting can act as a pension silver, is a “hard currency”, naturally, can be used as cash gifts. So, antique calligraphy and painting became the secret weapon of the official communication, “Ya bribe” has become common practice.
ancient Shilin ashamed to address the money, sound and elegance, so antique calligraphy and painting as a medium, can be best of both worlds. Corrupt all of the Ming and Qing Dynasties are not “vulgar”. Zhang Zeduan “painting”, Tang Wu Daozi “the Nanyue Figure”, Wang circle of light King “, Huizong” Autumn Hawk, Song Gao, “the title of Wang Gui Mei, Su” bamboo “were all the collections of the Ming Dynasty corrupt Yan Song. Jasper, white jade chess and gold and silver chess is said Yan Song, love chess, so he received by each of the hundreds of vice as much.
Qing Emperor Qianlong period of corrupt officials and Shen, also known to hi Ya bribery “. And Shen is not the ignorant and incompetent people in the painting in the book is considered a thoughtful, although the number of the closing of the masterpieces only 170 I, but an absolute piece is fine. Emperor Qianlong also in painting-loving people, “Shiqu Baoji is the best proof, so often rare paintings and Shen Ya bribe the emperor.
Unfortunately, this tradition is well preserved. “Works of art become the tools of bribery on the legislative, judicial, and discipline inspection is a new topic. Above discipline inspection cadres, cadres and the higher the level, the value of art and the higher the proportion of accepting bribes.”
Lai, Wen Qiang, Ma Jiguo to Li Dalun, Xu Mai Yong, Zhi-Xiang Liu. senior officials sacked in recent years, and both were found in possession of valuable antiques and paintings, Qi Baishi, Zhang Daqian to Chen Yifei, Fan Zeng, porcelain, purple and ivory, mahogany, as well as avant-garde contemporary art.
which was undoubtedly the most famous Wenzhou Municipal Public Security Bureau Lucheng Branch original Secretary Wang Tianyi, he possession of antiques and art in the home is simply a lot of professional museum to shame. The “Tian Yi Museum, including paintings and calligraphy works 195 the pieces of ancient porcelain and Western art 27 items, stamps, artifacts, Soapstone 1 351 pieces. Many of them superior products, such as Qi Baishi “Spring Mountain” France copper gilt harp pattern tray clock, Qianlong Doucai floral tank …
money laundering undercurrent
“politicians to learn Zeng, business to learn Hu”. Today, the late Qing Dynasty the wealthy Hongdingshangren of Hu the story still a lot of people respected, “Hu” on the records of this story:
dynasty years, in order to help Tso expedition to open the Shipping Board, Office of Westernization, Hu plans to Germany, the UK foreign suppliers by nickel silver 300 million ounces. However, this plan if you want to make the trip, we must get the permission of the Qing government. National affairs at the time the Ministry of chancery and the Prime Minister Yamen Minister ( equivalent to the current Finance Minister and Chief Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation ) Po Lam is a need to fight for people.
However, Hu did not know Po Lam rashly give money probably will be in vain. Thus, already well versed in “Ya bribe” Road Hu came to Liulichang, find a trusted antique dealers as “gifts” middleman.
Po Lam family in possession of a Ming Dynasty, Tang Yin’s see Quan hear the wind map “Hu let the antique dealer to contact Po-kwan, said buyers really like This picture is willing to 30,000 taels of silver and Po Lam “must sell”. Po Lam will know this picture is good, but where there will be such a high price, immediately take the hint, and tell the antique dealers willing gentleman Germany “oblige”.
deal, use the words of today, called “money laundering”.
become increasingly prominent in view of the phenomenon of the art form of bribery, the Central Discipline Inspection Commission promulgated new regulations: Government officials should not collect antiques and paintings, and shall not charge the brush and ink fees. However, the “flexible” way, after all, too much.
“Panjiayuan buy a broken teapot, and then say that they are the Ming Dynasty, sent to the auction company, auctions, and then someone shot at one million down, which does not seem to violate any laws, but also very elegant and can only say that my eyesight is good, picking up the the leakage children, called the false for the true. “Lang Yong said. “I took a vase of the Qianlong placed in Liulichang you spend 1 the ten thousand bought In fact, the value of 100 Wan, called true and false. “
acted in antique shops and auctions how many times has this plot, we do not know. “I heard a story: the two companies bidding for a 10 million project, opponents sent the leadership of a Land Rover free test drive. Side of enterprise, not so much money, so spend thousands of pieces to find someone to imitate a Qi Baishi to get the auction company to sell since the self-timer a bit, took 80 more ( Wan ) , and then with proof of payment of the auction company gave leadership, because it is one-shot deal, win this list. “Yong said Lang.
once, Wen Qiang received the photograph of Zhang Daqian’s “green Landscape” by the identification of value up to 364 million yuan, has shocked a lot of people, but in the subsequent trial, the State Administration of Cultural Heritage National Heritage Commission to identify identification as” imitations “.
just do not know, the painting of thing Wen Qiang to do?