Chinese paintings on auction at Christie’s Hong Kong

CHRISTIE’S Hong Kong, the eminent art auction house, have a wide selection of Chinese painting on sale documenting the evolution of oriental art from the classical to the contemporary period. Chinese painters have tapped into the accumulated wealth of knowledge of classical Chinese artists and reinterpreted some traditional techniques to create new, different pieces that do have a few commonality with classical works.

Christie's Hong Kong Zhang Daquian, Splashed-colour Lotus. Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper.
134.5 x 68.5cm (53 x 27 inches). HK$25,000,000-30,000,000

The works of Li Huayi, a contemporary Chinese artist, are one of the highlights this season. He has been influenced by the Song and Yuan dynasties, and particularly landscape paintings from those eras, due to the serenity and purity communicated by those pieces. He combines his love of traditional landscape painting with modern methods, including abstract expressionism. Some of the paintings that have inspired Li are on sale this season alongside his own.

Li Huayi is most well known for the splashed ink technique to depict mountains and cliffs. Zhang Daqian is another artist associated with this ink technique, and whose use of the medium has influenced Li’s use, and his works are also offer this season.

Christie's Hong Kong Zhang Daqian, Spring Snow on Magnificent Hills. Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper.
68 x 138 cm (26 3/4 x 54 3/5 inches). HK$35,000,000-45,000,000

56104608Li Huayi, Misty Mountains. Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper
70 x 134 cm (27 1/2 x 52 3/4 inches). HK$2,400,000-3,200,000

Other paintings available at the auction include works by Huang Binhong, Liu Dan and anonymous classical Chinese painters.

Christie's Hong Kong  Liu Dan, Narcissus. Scroll, mounted and framed. Ink and colour on paper.
30.5 x 41.2cm (12 x 16 1/4 inches). HK $800,000-1,200,000

by Allie Nawrat 

The sales of these paintings ends on November 28

Christie’s Hong Kong, 22/F Alexandra House, 18 Chater Rd, Central, Hong Kong

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