Sotheby’s commitment to the development of the market for 20th Century Chinese Art has propelled the category to increasing significance on the international stage. Our worldwide network sourced fresh-to-the-market works by classic artists, attracting steady bidding and achieving solid results for desirable works. Our specially-curated section, ‘Fei Shi Lou’s Shiy De Jinn Collection’ was extremely well received; all 34 lots found buyers.
20th Century Chinese art has become the subject of intense interest in recent years. This season, Sotheby’s features a series of canonical works from global collections, highlighted by the “Fei Shi Lou Collection”, which showcases 34 paintings by the renowned artist Shiy De-Jinn, covering different years, medium, and styles. The curation process reveals the artist’s footprints across Asia, Europe, and America, while demonstrating the significance of the artist’s placement in the history of art. Among this season’s offerings is Chinese Opera Series- Farewell My Concubine and Madame Snake White by Lin Fengmian, 27.01.83 by Zao Wou-Ki, and Portrait of a Lady; Composition 1, a double-sided classic, by Din Yanyong, inviting viewers to a museum-curated experience of collecting and appreciation.