Chinese Paintings – Modern


Sotheby’s Modern Chinese Paintings Department offers fine works, which emphasise the importance of traditional and modern artistic styles and underline the connection between poetry, calligraphy, painting and the artist’s seal.

The expertise of Sotheby’s Chinese Paintings specialists is widely recognised throughout Asia and, as a result, our team has been entrusted with the sale of many rare and high-quality works from such revered masters as Qi Baishi, Zhang Daqian, Fu Baoshi, Pan Tianshou, Li Keran and Wu Guanzhong. This department has offered such celebrated single-owner collections as the record-breaking Mei Yun Tang Collection of Paintings by Chang Dai-chien, the three-part Important Chinese Paintings from The Robert Chang Collection, and The Vermillion Pavillion Collection of 20th Century Fine Chinese Paintings.

Dedicated auctions for Modern Chinese Paintings are held in Hong Kong during April and October.

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