Su Shi’s 11th century ink scroll painting Wood and Rock, which will be shown in Hong Kong next week. Photo: courtesy of Christie’s

Possibly the world’s rarest and most valuable Chinese painting, Christie’s says of upcoming showing – evoking a Carlsberg beer ad of old

Auction house to show 1,000-year-old ink painting by Su Shi in Hong Kong next week; to set a new price record for Chinese paintings it would have to sell for more than US$57 million

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Su Shi’s 11th century ink scroll painting Wood and Rock, which will be shown in Hong Kong next week. Photo: courtesy of Christie’s
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Enid Tsui

Enid Tsui

Enid joined the SCMP as senior culture writer in 2015 after many years of covering business and politics in Hong Kong and London. She edited and wrote for the Financial Times and the Nikkei Asian Review, presented on RTHK Radio 3, and launched the Economist Group's first Chinese-language publication, CFO China.