This autumn, the 20th Century Chinese Art sale presents over 150 works of exceptional quality and art historical significance. The lead work in this sale is Scenery in Yehliu by the ‘Colour Magician’ Liao Chi-Chun, depicting Taiwan’s North East coastline. The largest painting ever made by the artist, this piece clearly demonstrates Liao’s aptitude with colour, and his strong use of rose-pink, which is a classic feature of his work from the 1960s.
Other significant highlights of this sale include Sanyu’s still life masterpiece, Potted Chrysanthemums, and Chu Teh-Chun’s exuberantly colourful Complexité hivernale. They are joined by exciting works by Zao Wou-Ki, Wu Guanzhong and Wang Huaiqing, alongside special highlight sections on Wu Dayu, China’s master of abstract expressionism and the Chinese-American artist David Wu Ject-Key.
Auction Room 1, Hall 3, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (New Wing)
1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
The 20th Century Chinese Art sale on 7 October totalled HK$192 million / US$24.6 million, exceeding the pre-sale estimate. The sale achieved 90% sold by lot and 85.5% sold by value.
The top lot was Sanyu’s Potted Chrysanthemums, which sold for HK$30.9 million / US$3.96 million (Est. HK$20 – 30 million / US$2.6 – 3.8 million*).