London, South Kensington
11 June 1998
AN IVORY OKIMONO OF AN ARHAT AND BOY ATTENDANT
THE FORMER STANDING, SMILING AND WEARING EARRINGSAND LONG ROBES INCISED AND STAINED WITH DRAGONS, CLOUDS AND SCATTERED FLOWERS, CARRYING A STRING OF BEADS AROUND ONE WRIST AND HOLDING A GNARLED WOOD STAFF, ABOVE THE BOY WITH CURLED HAIR, WEARING A REED COLLAR AND FLORAL ROBES, HOLDING A JAR WITH BOTH HANDS -- 8¾.IN (22.2CM) HIGH, SIGNED.
SEE COLOUR PLATE 2.
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In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
As this 1,000-year-old Ru tea bowl comes to auction in Hong Kong, we look at the evolution of the grey-green ware from Yue to Yaozhou to Ru