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"Inexhaustible" by Jiannan Huang (2021) - appraised value $1,450,000 US.


Jiannan Huang is one of the world's finest artists, specializing in Chinese ink and oil painting. He is ranked third on the 2020 Hurun China Art List and 19th on the Hurun Global List with art sales of over $29 US million. Recently, two of his paintings were appraised at over one million US dollars. Huang was recommended by US Art Bank to appraise three works, "The Flower of Youth", "Flowers in the Mountains", and "Inexhaustible. An appraisal was obtained from Sara Mokhtari and her appraisal agency in Beverly Hills with estimates of $450,000 US dollars, $1,150,000 US dollars, and $1,450,000, respectively.


Sara Mokhtari is an art expert who has been engaged in high-end appraisals for over 35 years. She has appraised art works for major galleries and has worked closely with auction houses around the world including Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Phillip’s in the United States; Artcurial, Aguttes, Blanchet, Debureaux in Paris; Bassenge, Fischer, Hauswedell Nolte in Germany; and Koller in Switzerland. Her expertise includes the Modern Masters such as Picasso, Chagall, Dali, Miro, Matisse, etc., Old Master prints and drawings such as Rembrandt, Durer, 18th and 19th century French prints and paintings, Belle Epoque School, Impressionist School, and Barbizon School such as Lautrec, Cheret, Robbe, Cassatt, Manet, Monet, Degas, Lhermitte, Breton, Delpy, Raffaelli, Jacque, and Diaz.


"Flowers in the Mountains" by Jiannan Huang - appraised value $1,150,000 US.


On October 28, 2020, Jiannan Huang was invited by the Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA) International Art Festival Organizing Committee to participate in the LABA International Art Festival as a blue chip artist. In less than a year, Jiannan Huang’s artwork has captured the interest of art collectors in North America. In 2020, while the world was plagued by the pandemic, Huang's presence in the art world increased, and has remained strong. In just a few months, Huang's social media has risen from 4 million to over 12 million.


"The Flower of Youth" by Jiannan Huang - appraised value $450,000 US.


In addition to being an artist, Huang holds several positions - Director of the Chinese Traditional Culture Promotion Association, Overseas Art Adviser for the "Cheering for the Olympics" organizing committee for the China 2022 Olympic Games, member of the French National Artists Committee, art consultant for the World Low Carbon Cities Alliance, and honorary citizen of the Gold Medal of Guine, France. He was awarded the title of "Earl" by the Indonesian Royal Family, and the "Royal Sacred Knight of Constantine" from Italy. Recently, he was given an honorary membership into the Royal Society of St. George, California.


LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang at artist Claude Monet's house in Giverny, France.

Huang is very active in charities and nonprofit organizations, and known for his kind heart, generous donations, and desire to help those in need:

"Jiannan Huang is also a philanthropist who gives his time, is a poet in the painting world, and a romantic knight. At the same time, he is also an architect who builds music on a drawing board and an engineer of the arts who shines a bright light on this world."







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Updated: Nov 13


Peter Ludwig Johannes Eckert, Princess Karen Cantrell, Joey Zhou with his LABA Icon Charity Award, Laura Angelini, and Michael Lesnick.


Beverly Hills, California, USA. 11th November, 2021. TV Host Joey Zhou receives a Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA) Icon Charity Award for his significant contributions to the organization since it was founded in 2020, at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The award was presented by the Rotating Chairperson of the LABA International Art Festival, Princess Karen Cantrell, who attended with her husband, Peter Ludwig Johannes Eckert. The other guests were Billboard Top 40 Recording artist/philanthropist Laura Angelini, and her husband, Michael Lesnick.


Princess Karen Cantrell presents the LABA Icon Charity Award to TV host Joey Zhou at the Peninsula Hotel.


Joey Zhou (Joey Zhou Zheng) is an international TV host, event producer, founder of The Beverly Arts, the Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA) International Art Festival and The Beverly Arts Online Exhibition, the "Zhou Zheng Art Channel", and founder/host of the Zhou Zheng Show”, an independent TV talk show with a reach of 500 million viewers. Originally from China, Joey came to the U.S. on an academic scholarship and completed a fellowship with the White House Information Agency in media communications. He returned to China to teach college and began a career as a media host doing interviews for newspapers, radio, and television. Joey was appointed an honorary member of the Royal Society of St. George California in 2019 and an honorary member of the United Nations Association of the USA in 2020.


Princess Karen Cantrell and Joey Zhou toast champagne glasses at the Peninsula Hotel.


Peter Ludwig Johannes Eckert, Princess Karen Cantrell, Joey Zhou, Laura Angelini, and Michael Lesnick toast champagne glasses.


The LABA Icon Charity Awards are awarded to those who are among the leaders in their fields, and those who have made outstanding achievements in the creativity, business, and promotion of art. The LABA Icon Charity Awards were held on September 29, 2021 at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.


A toast to Joey Zhou and his LABA Icon Charity Award


Princess Karen Cantrell and Joey Zhou with his LABA Icon Charity Award.

Joey Zhou with his LABA Icon Charity Award.


Peter Ludwig Johannes Eckert, Princess Karen Cantrell, Joey Zhou, Laura Angelini, and Michael Lesnick.












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Updated: Nov 9


TV Host Joey Zhou and artist Ariel Vargassal with his Certificate of Participation in the Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA) International Art Festival


Santa Monica, California, USA. 6th November, 2021. The "We Are Still Evolving" art exhibition opening was held at the Building Bridges Exchange in Santa Monica, California in partnership with Peimbert Art Contemporary. Curated by Luis Peimbert & Marisa Cachiolo, the exhibition featured the following artists: Lluís Barba, Francisco Esnayra, Xevi Vilaró, Ariel Vargassal, Jorge Marín, and Alberto García. TV host Joey Zhou attended the exhibition and met with two artists who are participating in the LABA International Art Festival, Ariel Vargassal and Petra Eiko.


Petra Eiko, Joey Zhou, and Ariel Vargassal with their Certificate of Participation in the Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA) International Art Festival.


LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang joined in by video conference call to meet the artists and congratulate them for participating in the LABA International Art Festival. Ariel Vargassal is an award-winning visual artist and paints dynamic scenes of humans and animals to address social issues through metaphor. He is inspired by his Mexican heritage and indigenous traditions across the Americas, and identifies as a cultural commentator and storyteller. Petra Eiko is a German artist and uses art, public projects, and poetry to help increase tolerance among people around the world. Her artwork has been exhibited internationally in the United States, Germany, Italy, Chile, Cuba and Korea.


Artist Petra Eiko meets LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang by video conference with Joey Zhou.


Artist Ariel Vargassal meets LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang by video conference with Joey Zhou.


Petra Eiko, Joey Zhou with artist Jiannan Huang by video conference, and Ariel Vargassal with their Certificates of Participation in the LABA International Art Festival.


LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang at his studio in Beijing, China.


With more than 18 years of experience, Peimbert Art has become one of the most representative art galleries of the Mexican Pacific. Building Bridges Art Exchange is dedicated to actively engaging diverse artists, leaders, audiences, and supporters through our mission of cultivating cultural understanding through the arts.


Established in 2005 by Argentinean artist Marisa Caichiolo, Building Bridges Art Exchange was created as a platform that enables artists from across the globe to connect, engage in peaceful dialogue, and create narratives that explore political issues and social movements which impact different regions of the world.


Joey Zhou at the "We Are Still Evolving" art exhibition.

Joey Zhou at the "We Are Still Evolving" art exhibition.


Petra Eiko with her Certificate of Participation in the LABA International Art Festival.



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