Private Selling Exhibition: Impressionist and Modern Art
Private Selling Exhibition

The Art of the Horse

Hong Kong | 21 – 25 November 2014

Christie’s is proud to present The Art of the Horse, a ground-breaking cross-departmental private sales exhibition to be showcased in Shanghai and Hong Kong this fall at the culmination of the Chinese Year of the Horse. Coinciding with the grand opening of Christie’s new Shanghai headquarters at the Ampire Building (21 October-4 November), and shown at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (21-25 November) at the time of the Hong Kong Autumn Auctions, the exhibition features highly important works exploring the portrayal and symbolism of the horse from diverse cultures across the ages.

This unique show comprises over 50 works from a broad range of collecting categories, from paintings, drawings and photographs to sculpture, jade and jewellery, with a total value of over US $30 million. Incorporating the best of Chinese and international artists, from Antiquities to Post-War and Contemporary Art, The Art of the Horse offers a fascinating insight into how different cultures have engaged and connected with this beguiling creature through artistic expression.

The Art of the Horse Around the World and Across the Ages

Exhibition Highlights

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  • FERNANDO BOTERO (COLOMBIAN, B. 1932)

    Horse with Bridle


  • JOHN FREDERICK HERRING, SEN. (BRITISH, 1795-1865)

    The Start of the Goodwood Gold Cup, 1831, Lord Chesterfield’s ‘Priam’, His Majesty King William IV’s ‘Fleur de Lis’, and Mr. Stonehewer’s ‘Variation’


  • FREDERICK REMINGTON (AMERICAN, 1861-1909)

    Hole in the Day


  • AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED KYLIX

    ATTRIBUTED TO THE WORKSHOP OF THE PISTOXENOS PAINTER CIRCA 470-460 B.C.


  • RICHARD PRINCE (AMERICAN, B. 1949)

    Untitled (Cowboy)


  • SIR ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS, P.R.A. (BRITISH, 1878-1959)

    The Start


  • EDGAR DEGAS (FRENCH, 1834-1917)

    Horse rearing


  • OLIVIER DE LA MARCHE (BURGUNDIAN, c.1422-1502)

    Le chevalier délibéré


  • A VERY RARE IMPERIAL WHITE JADE HORSE GROUP

    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)


  • XU BEIHONG (CHINESE, 1895-1953)

    Horses Drinking


  • RONALD VENTURA (FILIPINO, b. 1973)

    Conquest; and Escape 2


  • A PAIR OF PAINTED POTTERY FIGURES OF PRANCING HORSES

    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)




In Conversation with Photographer Tim Flach



Known for his striking images of animals both wild and domestic, photographer Tim Flach has always had a special relationship with horses. Christie's Photography specialist, Jude Hull talks to him about the inspiration behind his work which will be featured in The Art of the Horse exhibition this season in Shanghai and Hong Kong.


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Tim Flach                                                                                     



Interview with Nic Fiddian Green



Nic Fiddian Green is famous for his large scale sculpture Still Water by London’s iconic Marble Arch, an edition of which will be featured in Christie’s The Art of the Horse exhibition in Hong Kong and Shanghai this season. Christie's specialist Rosie Henniker-Major speaks with Nic about the inspiration behind his work, from the Parthenon’s Horse of Selene to Stubbs.



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Fiddian Green at work in his studio                                        

Exhibition Information

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Drive, Wanchai,
Hong Kong

Exhibition Times 21 – 25 Nov 2014
Friday - Saturday, 10:30am-6pm
Sunday - Tuesday, 10:30am-6:30pm

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