Last chance to see an­tique art be­fore it goes un­der ham­mer

Shanghai Daily - - CIIE - Wang Jie

A col­lec­tion of an­tique and con­tem­po­rary Chi­nese ink-wash paint­ings and cal­lig­ra­phy works will go un­der the ham­mer at Poly Auc­tion House from December 6 to 9 at the Four Sea­sons Ho­tel in Beijing.

Some of these mas­ter­pieces will be dis­played at a pre­view to­day (for VIP only) and to­mor­row at Art 021 at Shang­hai Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­ter.

Aside from paint­ings, the auc­tion will also in­clude an­tiques, vin­tage books, jew­elry and lux­ury watches.

One highlight is a piece called “Walk­ing in Shuzhong” cre­ated by one of the mas­ters of mod­ern Chi­nese art, Fu Baoshi (1904-65) in 1944.

Fu de­picted the real nat­u­ral land­scape of Jin’gang Slope where he and his fam­ily once lived dur­ing the War of Re­sis­tance against Ja­panese Ag­gres­sion (1931-45)

Hail­ing from Xinyu, Jiangxi Prov­ince, Fu went to Ja­pan to study the his­tory of Ori­en­tal art at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts in 1933. He then brought Ja­panese vis­ual el­e­ments to Chi­nese ink-wash paint­ing tech­niques. Fu was noted for cre­at­ing an old, el­e­gant style through his in­te­gra­tion of po­etic at­mos­phere and paint­ing tech­niques.

An­other highlight is the daunt­ing work cre­ated by Pan Tian­shou (1897-1971), also a heavy­weight name in China’s mod­ern art his­tory. The paint­ing “Lim­it­less Scenery,” cre­ated in 1961, is con­sid­ered as one of Pan’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive works. It is also the big­gest piece among pri­vate col­lec­tors for Pan’s paint­ings.

Date: Novem­ber 10-11, 11am-6pm,

Venue: S09 West Hall, Shang­hai Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­ter Ad­dress: 1000 Yan’an Rd M.

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