19 juillet 2017

Lobed bowl with lotus petals, birds, animals, and floral scrolls, early or mid-Tang dynasty, late 7th–early 8th century

Lobed bowl with lotus petals, birds, animals, and floral scrolls, China, Shaanxi province, probably Xi’an, early or mid-Tang dynasty, late 7th–early 8th century. Hammered silver with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding. Purchase, Freer Gallery of Art, F1931.8  © 2017 Smithsonian Institution This is one of the finest silver objects from the Tang dynasty now in the Freer collection. With fourteen lotus petals in relief and a richly gilded surface, this bowl was... [Lire la suite]

19 avril 2017

Rare and Exceptional Pieces at Bonhams Fine Chinese Art Sale in London

Lot 109. A rare and large gilt-bronze figure of Dharmapala Begtse Chen, 18th century, 36.8cm (14 1/2in) high (2). Estimate £150,000 – 200,000.  Photo: Bonhams. LONDON - The Fine Chinese Art sale, to be held at New Bond St, London on Thursday 11 May, will include many rare Chinese ceramics and works of art from European and Asian private collections. Following on The Jongen-Schleiper Collection of Fine Thangkas, this sale offers a diverse selection of Buddhist bronze figures from the Ming to the... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2017

Jade Bowl with Floral Design and Turquoise Inlays (Jin zanhua gaozu baiyu gaiwan), Qianlong reign (1736-1795), Qing dynasty

Jade Bowl with Floral Design and Turquoise Inlays (Jin zanhua gaozu baiyu gaiwan), Qianlong reign (1736-1795), Qing dynasty. Height: 26cm, Mouth diameter: 14.5cm © The Palace Museum.  This bowl has a jade body complemented by a gold cover and pedestal stand. The four characters at the bottom indicate that it was made by an imperial studio during the Qianlong reign. Its gradually flaring foot is embossed with patterns of interlocking lotus and clouds, and is inlaid in turquoise with crabapple blossoms and clouds.... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2017

Landmark exhibition brings Ai Weiwei's vision to Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids

Ai Weiwei, Iron Tree. Photo by Dean Van Dis  RAPIDS, MICH.- Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of the nation’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, announces a landmark exhibition featuring internationally renowned artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. “Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural, State” is his first show in the upper Midwest as well as the first of its kind for the artist at a botanic garden. Ai Weiwei has emerged as one of the defining cultural voices for the 21st... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2016

First show in Ireland for new master of Chinese landscape painting opens at Chester Beatty Library

Hong Ling. Snow Dome, 2000. Collection of the artist. © Hong Ling. Courtesy Soka Art.  DUBLIN.- The Chester Beatty Library presents Ireland’s first exhibition by one of China’s leading contemporary landscape painters, Hong Ling (b.1955). This retrospective exhibition charts the significant contribution Hong Ling has made to the world of Chinese landscape painting. Sixteen paintings in oil and in ink will be exhibited, ranging from a small painting of poplar trees in the grounds of the ‘Temple of Heaven’ painted... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2016

Szeto Lap (Situ Li) B. 1949, Valley Landscape 2, 2012

Lot 5047. Szeto Lap (Situ Li) B. 1949, Valley Landscape 2, 2012, signed in Pinyin and dated 2012, oil on canvas, 114.5 by 193.5 cm;   45  by 76 1/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000. Photo Sotheby's. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Hanart Gallery, Taipei Provenance: Private Asian Collection Sotheby's. Modern Asian Art, Hong Kong, 03 Oct 2016, 03:30 PM
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18 septembre 2016

Ju Ming (Zhu Ming) B. 1938, Guan Gong, 1990

Lot 5996. Ju Ming (Zhu Ming) B. 1938, Guan Gong, 1990, wood, 76 by 24 by 23 cm;   29 7/8  by 9 1/2  by 9 in., incised with the artist's signature in Chinese and dated 90. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000. Photo Sotheby's. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Hanart Gallery, Taipei Provenance: Hanart Gallery, Taipei Important Private Asian Collection Sotheby's. Modern Asian Art, Hong Kong, 03 Oct 2016, 03:30 PM
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18 septembre 2016

Ju Ming (Zhu Ming) B. 1938, Tai Chi series: Single Whip, 1982

Lot 5045. Ju Ming (Zhu Ming) B. 1938, Tai Chi series: Single Whip, incised with the artist's name in Chinese and dated 82, wood, 35 by 47 by 46 cm;   13 3/4  by 18 1/2  by  18 1/8  in., executed in 1982. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000. Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Kalos Gallery, TaipeiImportant Private Asian Collection Note: This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Kalos Gallery, Taipei Sotheby's. Modern... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2016

Ju Ming (Zhu Ming) B. 1938, Tai Chi series: Single Whip, 1983

Lot 5045. Ju Ming (Zhu Ming) B. 1938, Tai Chi series: Single Whip, incised with the artist's signature in Pinyin and dated 83, wood, 48 by 81.5 by 48 cm;   18 7/8  by 32  by 18 7/8 in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000. Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Max Hutchinson Gallery, New YorkAcquired from the above by the present private European owner in 1984 Exhibited: New York, Max Hutchinson Gallery, Summer Group Exhibition, May 25-June 30. 1984 Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2016

Ju Ming (Zhu Ming) B. 1938, Tai Chi Movement #7, 1984

Lot 5044. Ju Ming (Zhu Ming) B. 1938, Tai Chi Movement #7, inscribed in Pinyin, dated 84, and numbered 2/3, bronze, 56 by 84 by 40 cm;   22  by 33  by 15 3/4  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000. Photo Sotheby's. This work comes with an exhibition postcard from the Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York, 1984 Provenance: Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York Exhibited: New York, Max Hutchinson Gallery, Ju Ming New Bronze Sculpture, 24 November - 29... [Lire la suite]
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