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.
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.
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.
Fiddian Green at work in his studio
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