10 septembre 2019

Sotheby's Hong Kong announces highlights included in the Fine Classical Chinese Paintings Sale

Bada Shanren, Melons and Brackens. Ink on paper, hanging scroll 25 x 39.7cm. Estimate: HK$8,000,000 – 10,000,000 (US$ 1,020,000 – 1,280,000). Courtesy Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Fine Classical Chinese Paintings Sale on 6 October 2019 will be led by two important paintings produced by practising monks during the Qing Dynasty: Bada Shanren’s Melons and Brackens and Shitao’s Ink Bamboo. Additional highlights include a set of three albums of calligraphy by Yun Shouping, and a set of manuscripts... [Lire la suite]

24 septembre 2015

Sotheby's announces the first dedicated sale of classical Chinese paintings in Asia for over a decade

HONG KONG.- Following the launch of the Chinese Classical Paintings department in Hong Kong earlier this year, Sotheby’sHong Kong debuts the first dedicated sale of classical Chinese paintings during the Hong Kong Autumn 2015 sale series, adding to its existing saleroom for the category in New York. The sale, to take place on 5 October at the Hall 3 of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, offers more than 50 lots, estimated in excess of HK$64 million/ US$8.2 million. It will feature rare works from the masters of... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2013

First major exhibition to examine Chinese reclusion as a response to political turmoil opens

"Temple on a Mountain Ledge" (1661) by Kuncan is shown in this undated handout photo released to the media on March 19, 2013. The hanging scroll examines a period when poets and artists withdrew from public life. Source: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection/Asia Society, New York via Bloomberg. NEW YORK, NY.- Asia Society presents a major exhibition of Chinese paintings that reveal the private world of the scholar-painters who lived during one of the most tumultuous periods of Chinese history—the end of the Ming dynasty... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2011

Acclaimed Hong Kong Collection of Ming Loyalist Art On View @ Metropolitan Museum This Fall

明/清   朱耷   魚樂圖   軸. Zhu Da (1626 – 1705), Fish. Undated. Hanging scroll, ink on paper, 26 x 51 cm. Cat. no. 63. The collapse of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and subsequent conquest of China by semi-nomadic Manchu tribesmen from northeast of the Great Wall engendered some of the most traumatic events in Chinese history. This wrenching era also spurred an enormous outpouring of creative energy as many former Ming subjects turned to the arts to express their loyalty to the noble but doomed cause of Ming... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2010

Christie's Presents the Most Valuable Chinese Painting Ever Offered at Auction

Landscapes Inspired by Du Fu’s Poetic Sensibilities valued at HK$120 million/US$15.5 million. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 HONG KONG.- A masterpiece valued at HK$120 million/US$15,480,000 by Ming Dynasty Chinese classical painting master Shitao (石涛) (1642–1707) will be offered by leading international auction house Christie’s at its Hong Kong Spring Sales on May 28th. Shitao, a renowned scholar-artist, was one of the most influential painters of his time and had a profound effect on the artistic development of subsequent... [Lire la suite]