16 février 2020

Peng Kanglong (B.1962), Verdure Traces No.1, 2013

Lot 3695. Peng Kanglong (B.1962), Verdure Traces No.1; signed Kanglong, ink and color on paper, framed, 78 by 145 cm., 30 2/3  by 57 in. Executed in 2013. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000  HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Michael Hemsley collection. Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07  april 2014
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16 février 2020

Xu Lei (B. 1963), Untitled, 2008

Lot 3690. Xu Lei (B. 1963), Untitled, signed Xulei Zhitu ('painted by Xu Lei'), ink and color on paper, framed, 64 by 84 cm., 25 1/8  by 33 in. Executed in 2008. Estimate 800,000 — 1,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,840,000 HKD . Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist in 2008.Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07  april 2014 
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14 février 2020

Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat (B. 1943), Into the Void, 2013

Lot 3687. Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat (B. 1943), Into the Void, title panel: signed the Master of the Water Pine and Stone Retreat, titled, dated Spring of 2013, inscribed, and with six seals of the artists in total, ink on cotton paper, handscroll, title panel: 12.5 by 42 cm., 5 by 16 1/2  in. middle panel: 12.5 by 68 cm., 5 by 26 2/3  in. colophon: 12.5 by 44 cm., 5 by 17 1/3  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2020

Liu Dan (B. 1953), Untitled Poppy flower, 2000

Lot 3685. Liu Dan (B. 1953), Untitled Poppy flower, signed Liu Dan, with one seal of the artist, ink on paper, framed, 107.5 by 77.5 cm., 42 1/4  by 30 1/2  in. Executed in 2000. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,960,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance:  Acquired from the Chinese Porcelain Company in March, 2000. Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07  april 2014
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13 février 2020

Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat. Only snow visits in the winter, 2012

Lot 3672. Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat. Only snow visits in the winter,signed the Master of the Water Pine and Stone Retreat, titled on the front and the reverse, dated winter 2012, inscribed and with seven seals of the artist;ink on cloud-dragon paper, 95.5 by 420 cm., 37 1/2  by 165 1/3  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 237,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Note: Artist's inscription: Ancient pines cling to snow-clad peaks; the moon shines on... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2020

Teng Pu-chun, Beyond the rock, 2014

Lot 3665. Teng Pu-chun, Beyond the rock, signed Pu Jun, Titled Bie You Dong Tian, dated 2014.2, inscribed and with two seals of the artist, ink and color on paper, framed, 218.5 by 98 cm., 86 by 38 1/2  in. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD. Lot sold 525,000  HKD. Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Michael Hemsley collection. Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07 april 2014
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11 février 2020

Xu Lei (b. 1963), Rock Island, 2012

Lot 3657. Xu Lei (b. 1963), Rock Island, signed Xu Lei, dated Renchen, corresponding to 2012, ink and color on paper, framed, 118 by 131 cm., 46 1/2  by 51 1/2  in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,400,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Exhibited: Shuimo / Water Ink: Chinese Contemporary Ink Paintings, Sotheby's S|2, New York, 2013, pp. 96-97. Literature: Xu Lei: Veneer of the World, Beijing, 2013, p. 64.HI ART, Issue 03 Special... [Lire la suite]
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21 août 2019

A pair of exceedingly rare silver 'Makara' plaques, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 206. A pair of exceedingly rare silver 'Makara' plaques, Song dynasty (960-1279). Height of taller 3 1/4  in., 8.3 cm. Estimate USD 6,000 — 8,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of triangular form pierced with two tiny apertures on each of the sides, the recessed top decorated in repoussé with two pairs of confronting makaras, each with a single horn, a long curled snout, and a sinuous scaly body issuing large pelvic fins and a dorsal fin along the spine, extending to a furcated tail,... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2018

A set of four ornamental gold fragments, Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)

Lot 35. A set of four ornamental gold fragments, Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE); each 2.8cm., 1 1/8 in. Weight 20g. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 2,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2008 each composed of a partly reticulated thin gold sheet and depicting a finely rendered dragon with some raised areas and minute granulation and filigree work, glass frame. Quantity: 4 Exhibited: Chinese Gold and Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, Smithsonian Institution, Washington,... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2017

Cai Guo-Qiang Solo Painting Exhibition at the Prado Museum: Exploring the Spirit of Painting

Cai Guo-Qiang at the Prado MADRID - The concept of this exhibition, which opens to the public on 25 October, arises from the artist’s ongoing relationship with El Greco’s unique artistic figure and spirituality and proposes a dialogue with artists in the Museum’s collection: a dialogue in which Cai Guo-Qiang has been able to further his engagement with his predecessors, a list that includes Titian, El Greco, Velázquez, Rubens, and Goya, which will converge in time in a spiritual exploration of painting. In addition, Isabel... [Lire la suite]
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