The top lot of the sale was a landscape by a pioneer contemporary ink artist Liu Guosong, an abstract composition featuring ink-rubbing techniques and bold brushwork which sold for HK$6 million. Early works by artists such as Lu Shoukun and C.C. Wang performed well as did more recent pieces by Liu Dan, Li Huayi and Zeng Xiaojun.
Representing over five decades of innovation, Contemporary Ink Art showcases diverse stylistic approaches to the ink genre by established painters whose works dynamically transform the medium. Merging traditional Asian philosophies with modern perspectives, these artists’ creations engender a vibrant dialogue that continues to thrive across generations and geographies. Presenting more than 90 lots, the sale features largest and most diverse body of ink ever presented in the dedicated category. Sale highlights include iconic and rare paintings by literati masters such as Liu Dan, Liu Guosong, Wang Jiqian, Zeng Xiaojun and Zhu Wei, innovative abstract works by internationally acclaimed artists such as Gu Wenda, Qiu Deshu, and Wang Tiande, as well as distinctive ink art by female artists such as Irene Zhou, Fang Zhaolin and Tseng Yuho.