Mod­ern East­ern and Western art up for sale at Poly Auc­tion HK

Global Times - - Life -

Mark­ing its fifth an­niver­sary this year, the four-day Poly Auc­tion Au­tumn Auc­tion is sched­uled to kick off in Hong Kong on Satur­day.

Go­ing un­der the ham­mer will be a num­ber of rare paint­ings by big-name mod­ern artists from home and abroad, such as Wu Guanzhong (19192010) and renowned Ja­panese artist Yayoi Kusama, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from the or­ga­nizer.

Paint­ings set to be un­veiled in the Mod­ern and Con­tem­po­rary Art sec­tion, which high­lights East­ern and Western master­pieces with es­ti­mated sale prices of more than HK$ 30 mil­lion ($3,842,000) each, in­clude Un­ti­tled by US artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-88), a mon­u­men­tal fig­ure in Western con­tem­po­rary art; ab­stract oil paint­ing 24.3.59-31.12.59, which fa­mous Chi­nese-French painter Zao Wou-ki (1921-2013) cre­ated in 1959 dur­ing his “in­ner east­ern­iza­tion” pe­riod; and Wu Guanzhong’s 1975 land­scapethemed oil paint­ing The Great Fall of Tan­za­nia, which pre­vi­ously sold for 30.8 mil­lion yuan at the Beijing Poly In­ter­na­tional Auc­tion in 2009.

In ad­di­tion to this, a se­ries of other paint­ings by Wu de­pict­ing land­scapes in South­west China’s Sichuan Prov­ince and Guilin, a tourist re­sort known for its moun­tains and wa­ter views in South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Au­ton­o­mous Re­gion, will also be in­cluded at the auc­tion.

Aside from works from the de­ceased Chi­nese masters, works by a num­ber of fre­quently heard names whose works have pulled record sales over the past two decades, in­clud­ing Zeng Fanzhi and Zhang Xiao­gang, will also hit the auc­tion block, with es­ti­mated sales prices ex­ceed­ing HK$2 mil­lion.

More­over, works to be auc­tioned also in­clude a col­lec­tion from Yayoi Kusama, the Ja­panese artist known for her use of bright col­ors and dotted pat­terns in her works, in­clud­ing her Mt. FUJI (QPWE).

SUT­TON Hong Kong Photo: Cour­tesy of

The Great Fall of Tan­za­nia by Wu Guanzhong

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