The Italian-owned Chinese art dealership has been running since 1960 and offers a wide variety of exhibitions within a beautifully designed gallery. Giuseppe Eskenazi collected Chinese ceramics, jades and other works of art from the Asian country and eventually held an exhibition in 1985 to showcase his growing collection. Things such as a bucket with a handle dated back to the Shang dynasty and caught the eye of many international investors. Since then, his ongoing exhibitions highlight different eras of the Chinese history through art and the Eskenazi Gallery has sold art to hundreds of investors that have displayed them in museums worldwide including the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
China’s growing contemporary artistic base has also found ground in London, with many of them visiting the city to enrich art students with their visions and stories. Such was the case with Ai Weiwei whose exhibition was showcased at the Royal Academy with bold pieces that challenged creative freedom, human rights and censorship.