Exceptional works for connoisseurs

PUBLISHED : Monday, 21 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 21 May, 2012, 12:00am


The Fine Chinese Paintings and Contemporary Asian Art sale offers more than 170 lots of exceptional works, with a total estimated value of HK$38 million to HK$57 million for collectors and connoisseurs of different art forms.

A highlight of the contemporary artworks on sale is lot 345, Wu Guanzhong's A Fish Pool in the Mountain City, which is estimated at HK$8 million to HK$12 million. Finished in 1987, this tall-format landscape painting reworks the style of the great masters of the early northern Song dynasty.

Lot 304, Li Keran's Landscape of Li River is estimated at HK$2.5 million to HK$3.5 million. This was completed in 1963 and is the most iconic work among Li Keran's early Li River landscape paintings.

Other highlights include Ju Ming's Living World Series: A Pair of Classical People (lot 359) - which is estimated at HK$3 million to HK$5 million, and paintings by Zhang Daqian and Xu Beihong.