Chu Teh-Chun’s Beethoven-Inspired Symphony of Abstraction

Hong Kong | 8 July

Making its auction debut, ‘Les éléments confédérés’ is the only five-panel work by pioneering Chinese artist Chu Teh-Chun and the largest oil painting by the artist remaining in private hands. In this video, view the monumental work set to the piece of music it was inspired by - Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and discover how the choice of five panels relates to Chinese philosophy. In the centenary year of Chu Teh-Chun’s birth, this work will be a highlight of our upcoming sale of Modern Art Evening Sale (8 July | Hong Kong). Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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