Christie's 250th Anniversary Celebrates in Hong Kong
THE PIONEERS SALE
Auction: 26 November 2016
Venue : James Christie’s Room, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, No. 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai
PRESS CONTACT: Lee Bingle | +852 2978 9966| [email protected]
Asian Art Auction News. As part of Christie's 250th celebratory anniversary, they'll be conducting a special auction in Hong Kong. This terrific sale is dedicated to modern masters of Chinese art and their influences on this expanding market. The informative catalog for the sale features extensive biography's of each artist along with paintings by the artist being offered.
About THE PIONEERS Sale, 15 Lots. Profusely illustrated with scholarly writing.
Hong Kong – Crowning Christie’s 250th global anniversary. A first-of-its-kind auction in Asia will take place on 26 November. The sale celebrates pioneering modern and contemporary Asian artists who ushered in an era of artistic evolution and innovation.
The sale titled: The Pioneers, will form a standalone chapter of this autumn’s evening sales. Presenting to collectors a meticulously curated selection of master works by the following artists. These traiblazing artists influenced global perspectives on art, shaping the path of 20th and 21st Century Asian art. Avant-garde artists such as Sanyu, Zhang Daqian, Zao Wou-ki, Wu Guanzhong, Lin Fengmian and Kim Whan-ki will be offered. All made a huge impact not only on the cultural movements contemporary to their times, but also on shifting and framing the social, cultural and artistic narratives for subsequent generations.
Rebecca Wei, President, Christie’s Asia, commented; “Our 250th global anniversary presents the perfect time to host such a sale. Our Hong Kong salesroom provides the ideal platform for these legendary artists. Hong Kong, as a point of confluence between Western and Eastern philosophies, has always resonated with the pioneering spirit of these artists, and guides us in the region to continually innovate and evolve our curatorial offerings”.
Jonathan Stone, Chairman, Asian Art, commented,“Straddling cultures, these artists propelled avant-garde art in their respective periods, embracing new techniques and expressions while staying aligned to their cultural identities. Hosting the sale in Hong Kong stays true to our continued belief in championing innovation and presenting on the world stage artists of the highest cultural and artistic accomplishment”.
Enjoy the catalog!