One of the highlights in this season’s series of sales in Hong Kong is a sale entitled ‘Through Connoisseurs’ Eyes’, assembled by Coobie Chui and Milton Man. Both passionate students of the arts - collectors and dealers - specializing in scholars’ objects and imperial Works of Art. The sales comprised of a large variety of Works of Art, whose form and decoration was inspired by nature.
This Spring, Christie’s Hong Kong will present collectors with a curated selection of magnificent Chinese antiques and works of art, including Buddhist art, scholars’ objects, jade carvings, and imperial ceramics and works of art. Highlights include two unique pieces of imperial blue and white porcelain, both displaying an archaistic style but are distinctive in design.
Christie’s Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy sale on 1 June 2015 will present an exceptional selection of works by classical artists. Highlights include Seven-character Poem in Cursive Script by Wen Zhengming, as well as property from private collections including Scholar, Pine and Rock by Shitao.
Christie’s Fine Chinese Modern Paintings sale on 2 June 2015 will present an exceptional selection of works by modern artists. Highlights include Lotus Pond by Lin Fengmian, Guanyin by Zhang Daqian as well as property from private collections including The Feng Wen Tang collection of Chinese Paintings by Modern masters Qi Baishi, Fu Baoshi, Xu Beihong and Lu Yanshao.
A bold and imaginative interpretation of the genre, the Chinese Contemporary Ink auction will continue to focus on exceptional contemporary ink paintings created by leading Chinese artists in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and overseas. Extraordinary works by Liu Kuo-sung, Lui Shou Kwan, Yang Jiechang, Qin Feng, Gao Xingjian and others are featured to offer an aesthetic feast for the eye. From technical experiments, fine and meticulous brushstrokes, to new interpretations of calligraphy, these works b
This Spring Christie’s Hong Kong is delighted to present two important sales from the Feng Wen Tang collection, which represents over three decades of passionate connoisseurship across a range of Asian art categories, from Chinese paintings to bamboo carvings and furniture.
Asian and Western 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale will present the important art work from Jia Aili, Nameless Days 2. Take a closer look at the artistic creation of this seminal work and discover how Aili’s exceptional drawing skills and acute sensitivity to contemporary art theory have contributed to the formation of his distinct artistic vocabulary.
The Asian and Western 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale will feature highlights from both leading Asian artists and Western masters, showcasing exceptional skill as well as outstanding originality, at the same time demonstrating the growing appeal of young Chinese contemporary artists.
Anastasia Von Seibold, Head of Sales, deconstructs two key prints by Utagawa Hiroshige and Keisai Eisen
A collector-turned-art dealer, Kou Jianjun is fascinated by modern and contemporary Chinese painting and calligraphy. Phototography by James Mollison
Christie’s leads the Asian Art market, totaling $161,142,063 (£99,908,079/€148,250,697/HKD 1,250,462,408/ CNY 1,000,692,211), the highest total for Asian Art Week in New York, achieved in ten sales from March 15 to 21.
The Beijing entrepreneur Liu Lan is passionate about the unique life experiences she has gained through collecting contemporary art. Photography by James Mollison
Sherese Tong, Associate specialist from the Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art department talks about her favorite Song ceramic pieces from the Pavilion sale, on 6 April.
Laing-Lin Chen, Specialist from the Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art department takes us on a tour of the back stage preparation for The Pavilion sale, part of the cataloguing process of a 18th century gilt-bronze figure of seated Buddha.
Dai Dai, Senior specialist from the Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art department introduce one of the intriguing Song Dynastic Qingbai petal-lobed cup from the upcoming Yaoguanshanfang collection, on 6 April.