26 mars 2020

A fine white jade inkcake stand, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3630. A fine white jade inkcake stand, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HKD 596,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Of rectangular form in imitation of a miniature scroll-form wrist-rest, finely carved in shallow relief on the flat upper surface to depict a parrot perched on a branch growing three ripe peaches, the longitudial sides gently curved to the underside carved with four archaistic... [Lire la suite]

21 février 2020

An imperial battle painting commemorating the campaign victories in the Northwestern region, 1862-1877, Qing dynasty, Guangxu

Lot 225. An imperial battle painting from the set of seventeen paintings commemorating the campaign victories in the Northwestern region, 1862-1877, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908). Ink and color on silk, mounted. Height 56 in., 142.2 cm; Width 126 1/2  in., 321.3 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 286,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. depicting the victorious Qing army firing on and in pursuit of turbaned rebels along the... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2020

Liu Dan (B. 1953), Poppies in early summer in Manhattan, 1992

Lot 3640. Liu Dan (B. 1953), Poppies in early summer in Manhattan, signed Liu Dan, dated 1992 Chu Xia (early summer), inscribed and with one seal of the artist, ink and colour on paper, framed, 68.5 by 57 cm., 27 by 22 1/2  in. Estimate 650,000 — 950,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,560,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist in 2004. Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati -- A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07 april 2014
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10 février 2020

Tai Xiangzhou (B.1968), Four scenes of Zao Xue, 2013

Lot 3617. Tai Xiangzhou (B.1968), Four scenes of Zao Xue, each signed Xiangzhou, with one seal of the artist, ink on silk (4 works), framed;each: 22.8 by 46.3 cm., 9 by 18 1/4  in. Executed in 2013. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,960,000  HKD. Photo Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Contemporary Literati — A Gathering, Hong Kong, 07 april 2014
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01 février 2020

'Where the Truth Lies: The Art of Qiu Ying' at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Qiu Ying (1494? – 1552), The Jiucheng Palace, detail, c. 1525–33. Photo: © Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts Los Angeles— The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Where the Truth Lies: The Art of Qiu Ying, the first exhibition on the great Ming dynasty painter ever organized outside of Asia. Few artists in Chinese history have proven as enigmatic as Qiu Ying (c. 1494–c.1552), whose life and art reveal a series of paradoxes. Though one of the most famous artists of the Ming period, almost... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2020

Gao Xingjian (b. 1940), La Maison en rêve, 2005

Lot 73. Gao Xingjian (b. 1940), La Maison en rêve, ink on paper, framed, signed in English, dated 2005, 30 1/4  by 29 in., 77 by 73.5 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD.  Lot sold 17,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: iPreciation, SingaporePrivate Asian Collection. Literature: Recent Works of Gao Xingjian, iPreciation, Singapore, 2006, p. 102. Note: Gao Xingjian—transculturally celebrated novelist, playwright, translator (particularly of eminent writers... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2020

Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat (B. 1943), Spring Snowmelt to Cool the Studio

Lot 43. Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat (B. 1943), Spring Snowmelt to Cool the Studio, ink on cloud-dragon paper, inscribed, signed, and dated 2014 in English, and marked with three seals of the artist; titled and inscribed AK 14-9 on the reverse, 29 1/2  by 21 7/8  in., 75 by 55.5 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 USD. Lot sold 5,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Inscription:  Spring Snowmelt to Cool the StudioHigh above the painting table the winter snow... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2020

Xiang Zhou Tai (b. 1968), Moving Clouds, Pine and Mountain Streams, 2010

Lot 27. Xiang Zhou Tai (b. 1968), Moving Clouds, Pine and Mountain Streams, 2010, ink on paper, 27 7/8  by 16 5/8  in., 70.8 by 42.3 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Exhibited: Tai Xiangzhou Landscape, Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University, 2011, cat. no. 79. Note: Born in Yinchuan, Ningxia, Tai Xiangzhou has built a solid foundation in the arts and culture of China: calligraphy with his... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2020

Lu Shoukun (1915-1975), Zen Painting

Lot 9. Lu Shoukun (1915-1975), Zen Painting, ink on paper, ink and color on paper, framed, signed and dated 1972 in Chinese, marked with three seals of the artist, 59 1/16  by 32 1/4  in., 150 by 82 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Note: Lü Shoukun is recognized as the pioneer of modern ink painting and is one of he most important figures to have worked outside of China in the 20th century. His innovation with... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2020

Fung Ming Chip (b. 1951)

Lot 9. Fung Ming Chip (b. 1951), Couplet, ink on paper, hanging scroll, marked with two seals; inscribed 07P2-8, titled and signed by the artist on the reverse, 71  1/2  by 36  7/8  in., 181.7 by 93.7 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 22,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Note: Born in Guangdong. China, Fung Ming Chip moved to Hong Kong in 1956 and then to New York in 1977, and from 1986 divided his time between both these cities and... [Lire la suite]
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