A series featuring 12 mountain-and-water paintings by the artist Qi Baishi (1864-1957) are looking for potential buyers. They are on show in Beijing and are expected to fetch a record-breaking price for the artist.
Great art often inspires further creativity, sometimes in a surprising form. For Tim Flach, a London-based animal photographer, the idea that some of his best works would be recreated through the art of Chinese embroidery came as a surprise.
The modern Chinese artwork Qi Baishi’s 12 Landscape was unveiled at Poly International Auction’s 10th anniversary celebrations on Mar 18 and will be put on display in Poly Art Museum in Beijing from Mar 20 to 28.
Perhaps the most anticipated highlight of Asia Week in New York, the Robert Ellsworth collection of Asian art at Christie's auction house, brought in more than $61 million for 57 lots of Chinese, Japanese, Indian and other Asian works of art, nearly doubling the $35 million for the 1,400 items estimated at pre-sale.
At his solo exhibition in New York, Chinese conceptual artist Shen Shaomin displays 30 oil paintings, in which he challenges the so-called artistic originality and the traditional way to appreciate art.
Zeng Fanzhi has created a series of works that link classic European masters with contemporary painting. The Louvre Project displays four paintings, From 1830 Till Now, which Zeng, 51, created for a special show at the Louvre in Paris last year.