Luis Chan was a pivotal figure in the development of 20th century Chinese art. His works range from surreal Chinese ink landscapes to fantastical portraits in oil. This Selling Exhibition, Luis Chan: The World Comes to Him, will be part of Asia Week in New York from 15 – 28 March.
The art of Hong Kong-based painter Wucius Wong is profound and enchanting, just like the ever-changing form of water. Eternal Water is a curated exhibition of works spanning six decades by the outspoken leader of contemporary Chinese ink art.
During spring 2017, artist Li Jin embarked on a whirlwind gustatory tour of the United States, from Las Vegas to New York. Recalling the artist’s sensory journey, Sotheby’s LA presents a June S|2 selling exhibition entitled Li Jin: A Devout Foodist’s Journey to the West. On 8 June, friends and artists alike celebrated Jin with a cocktail reception in Sotheby’s Century City galleries. Sotheby’s Andrea Fiuczynski and Mee-Seen Loong hosted the event, held in partnership with Maserati. After viewing more than forty works by the artist, guests could step outside to see Maserati’s Levante model up close. Click ahead for images from the reception. Li Jin: A Devout Foodist’s Journey to the West 8–28 June | Los Angeles
Chinese artist and avowed bon vivant Li Jin is known for his sharp, witty and often irreverent works depicting people, places, food and wine, all encountered on his world travels. Earlier this year, Li embarked on a whirlwind gustatory road trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, eventually making his way to New York. On 8 June, an exhibition of 40 exuberant ink on paper paintings and two enamelled bronze sculptures inspired by this journey opens at Sotheby's S|2 Gallery in Los Angeles. “As a Chinese artist experiencing the American way of life, I used the medium of ink to express this fresh and exotic feeling,” Li said. “I have painted myself in the works, along with things I love, like delicious food, beautiful women, and good wine!” In anticipation of his exhibition A Devout Foodist’s Journey to the West, we spoke with Li about the varied Eastern and Western influences on his creative practice as well as his epicurean impressions of American food, people and cities. “America brims with fun scenes and objects just waiting to be painted!” he exclaimed.
Li Jin is known for his sharp, witty and often irreverent works depicting people, places, food and wine, and based on his world travels. His colours are lush and vivid, his brushstrokes virtuosic yet nuanced, his subjects provocative, erotic and irrepressible. In the spring of this year, Li embarked on a whirlwind gustatory road trip, from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and eventually, to New York. Forty exuberant ink on paper paintings and two enameled bronze sculptures inspired by this journey will be on view at Sotheby's Los Angeles this June. A weariness, perhaps even melancholy, lurks behind the revelry as Li seeks a balance between the spirit and the flesh. Tiffany Chao, Specialist in the Asian Art Division at Sotheby’s Los Angeles, has chosen six of her favourite works. Click ahead for a taste of Li Jin's raucous foodist travels. Li Jin: A Devout Foodist’s Journey to the West 8–28 June | Los Angeles
In Cai Xiaosong’s own words, his art is ‘classically contemporary'. Like a peace-keeper armed with a brush, Cai approaches his paintings with a sense of purpose and seeks a harmonious solution to balance the opposition. Throughout his career, Cai has been drawn to analysing the conflict between classical and contemporary, past and present, tradition and innovation. In the past two years Cai Xiaosong embarked on the Song – Perception series and created 20 new paintings exclusively for Sotheby’s exhibition, Perception: Cai Xiaosong. This new series manifests a mature painting style, not only demonstrating confidence in brushwork but also emphasizing movement and maintaining resonance in overall composition. Ahead of his solo exhibition at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, we spoke with Cai Xiaosong about his personal style and how the new series of works become his visual interpretation of the world on a metaphysical level.
Sotheby’s Contemporary Art department in Asia completed a dynamic year with ground-breaking results – our best in 6 years. We set 7 artist records in October alone and achieved world class results for Western works, which were 100% sold in our Evening Sale. We are now accepting consignments for Spring 2018 so please do get in touch for a complimentary evaluation of your collection. sothebys.com/consign Please click here to view the market update report.
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