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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF PATRICK LUNG KONG

Yang Shanshen 1913-2004
PEONY AND POEM IN RUNNING SCRIPT
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT
1060

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF PATRICK LUNG KONG

Yang Shanshen 1913-2004
PEONY AND POEM IN RUNNING SCRIPT
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Classical Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy

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New York

Yang Shanshen 1913-2004
PEONY AND POEM IN RUNNING SCRIPT
Painting signed Shanshen, with a dedication to Lung Kong, and one seal of the artist, yang
Calligraphy signed Shanshen, dated bingchen, two days after mid-autumn (September 10, 1976), with one seal of the artist, shan shen
ink and color on paper, a pair of framed circular fan leaves
each 23.5 by 23.8 cm. 9 1/4  by 9 3/8  in. (2)
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Catalogue Note

Patrick Lung Kong (1934-2014) was an important filmmaker in the post-war Hong Kong film industry. Despite his family's background in traditional Cantonese opera, Lung Kong developed great interests in film. He joined the Shaw Brothers Studio in the late 1950s and from there began his pursuits in filmmaking. Active during the 1960s and 70s, Lung Kong's controversial works challenged the contemporary humanistic themes of Hong Kong movie and his pioneering productions had tremendous impact on his contemporaries and later generations of rising directors in Hong Kong. The Story of a Discharged Prisoner (1967)one of his most representative works, was widely known as the inspiration for John Woo's masterpiece A Better Tomorrow

Lung Kong met Yang Shanshen (1913-2004) in the 1970s. Coming from the same Lingnan heritage, Lung Kong was already familiar with the Lingnan School of Paintings. Yang soon became his fellow mentor as well as a close friend. After moving to the United States, Lung Kong pursued further education in film at New York University, he also practiced Chinese painting and calligraphy as a hobby. Paintings from this collection were gifts from Yang Shanshen including three works dedicated directly to Lung Kong.

Fine Classical Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy

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New York