Important early works by modern and contemporary artists, such as Liu Xiaodong and Wang Xingwei, remained sought after by collectors and achieved pleasing results. Works by young and emerging artists performed strongly in the sale with Yuan Yuan and Wang Guangle’s paintings sold above high estimates. Works in the Contemporary Ink section points to a diverse and growing interest in ink art among private Asian buyers. In addition, the traditional scroll paintings by Qiu Ting, Xue Liang and Lin Haizhong debuting in Sothebys Beijing auction also achieved great results.
The Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art Sale to be held in Beijing will offer a diverse range of exceptional masterpieces. Bold new contemporary Chinese creations will be shown alongside representative works by 20th century modern Chinese masters as well as modern and contemporary Chinese ink paintings. Liu Xiaodong, Ding Yi, Wang Xingwei, Ye Yongqing, Liu Guosong and Xu Lei are among the leading practitioners to be featured.