Chen Dapeng en route to Olympia via The Great Hall of the People


Chen Dapeng in his Shanghai studio                                       Photo Paul Harris

Shanghai sculptor Chen Dapeng, who will be at Olympia Winter Art & Antiques Fair November 2-8 with a massive 200 sg m stand, is to stop en route to London and hold a press conference in Beijing’s top venue, The Great Hall of the People in Tianneman Square.

The press conference will be at 1030 hours next Wednesday October 28 with a live internet stream and coverage by Chinese national broadcaster CCTV. Chen Dapeng will announce that he is newly recognised by the government of the PRC as an official part of UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange.

He will also reveal the identity of the important British figure he has just finished sculpting and there may even be a physical sighting of the mystery sculpture which he will then bring to London for a press photo call at Olympia on November 2, followed by the official unveiling during the Olympia Collectors’ Preview that evening..