This summer, Christie's Hong Kong will present the Summer Reverie: Chinese Paintings Online auction, which offers a selection of paintings and calligraphy ranging from Classical and Modern through to the Contemporary period.
The sale features several private collections, meticulously put together for art collectors and enthusiasts and sourced from different parts of the world. We are proud to present the collection of Cheng Kinlo, a vital educator in modern China, former supervisor of the South China Region and manager of the Hong Kong branch of Chung Hwa Book Company in the 20th century. The collection includes a series of paintings and calligraphy, fan leaves, rubbings, and albums of correspondences with important historical significance, enriching the essential historical materials for studying the interaction of intellectuals in modern Chinese cultural circles.
Furthermore, continuing the heat of the spring auction, the sale will present exceptional Huang Zhou, Li Kuchan, and Wang Xuetao paintings from a distinguished Southeast Asian collector. These are accompanied by paintings of 20th-century masters, such as Zhang Daqian, Xu Beihong, Lin Fengmian, Gao Jianfu, Zhao Shao'ang, Feng Zikai, and Huang Yongyu. There are also outstanding artworks by contemporary ink artists such as Lui Shou Kwan and Irene Chou, as well as calligraphy and manuscript by contemporary celebrities such as Chua Lam, Ni Kuang, Tang Wai Hung, and Lin Xi. This sale provides emerging and seasoned collectors with a unique opportunity, for a limited time, to acquire paintings from distinguished private collections from global.