Sotheby’s HK 20th Century Chinese Art Autumn Sale 2012
Sotheby’s Hong Kong 20th Century Chinese Art Autumn Sale 2012 will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 7th October 2012. Following last season’s success, the meticulously curated sale this Autumn will continue to trace the ebb and flow of Chinese art history, offering more than 150 lots estimated over HK$140 million / US$17.9 million. Works from the most exclusive private collections from Europe, America as well as Asia will be on offer, including many that are completely fresh to the market: from Liao Chi-Chun’s most celebrated masterpiece, Scenery in Yehliu, Sanyu’s Potted Chrysanthemums, to Chu Teh-Chun’s Complexité Hivernale. Rarely seen works by the pioneers of Chinese modernism including Zao Wou-Ki, Wu Guanzhong and Wang Huaiqing will also be on offer.
The star lot of the sale is Liao Chi-Chun’s legendary work, Scenery in Yehliu (Est. HK$18 – 28 million / US$2.3 – 3.6 million). The painting is the largest work by the artist to date preserved in excellent condition in the hands of an important Asian private collector over the past four decades.