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Christie’s Hong Kong Chinese Paintings Autumn Live Auctions

- Achieved a Combined Total of HK$283,288,380 / US$36,589,046
- 112% Hammer Above Low Estimate

Hong Kong – WEBWIRE
Lot 829 Wen Zhengming’s “Fu Di” Poems in Running Cursive Script, the top lot of the sale series, under the hammer with auctioneer Liang-Lin Chen
Lot 829 Wen Zhengming’s “Fu Di” Poems in Running Cursive Script, the top lot of the sale series, under the hammer with auctioneer Liang-Lin Chen

-Fine Chinese Modern and Contemporary Ink Paintings-Realised HK$192,637,020 / US$24,880,670-“Bountiful Colours: Important Lin Fengmian Paintings-From The Robert Chang Collection”: 100% Sold-“Important Huang Binhong Paintings And Calligraphy-From The Xicha’an Collection”: 100% Sold-Collection Achieved 297% Hammer Above Low Estimate-Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy-Totalled HK$90,651,360 / US$11,708,376-91% Sold by Value | 168% Hammer Above Low EstimateExquisite Eye: Chinese Paintings Online Continues Until 7 December

 On 2 and 3 December, Christie’s Chinese Paintings live auctions achieved a combined total of HK$283,288,380 / US$36,589,046, with 112% hammer above low estimate. Global bidding was witnessed across both sales with participation from 14 countries spanning 5 continents.

The “Fine Chinese Modern and Contemporary Ink Paintings” sale presented “Bountiful Colours: Important Lin Fengmian Paintings From The Robert Chang Collection”, alongside “Important Huang Binhong Paintings And Calligraphy From The Xicha’an Collection”, both of which were 100% sold. Lot 1152, Lin Fengmian’s, Dunhuang Dancers, drew spirited bidding, achieving HK$18,450,000 / US$2,380,199. In addition, lot 1135, Huang Binhong’s Xicha’an - The Studio of Appreciating Tea, more than tripled its high estimate, selling for HK$9,072,000 / US$1,170,361.

The “Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy” sale achieved a sale total of HK$90,651,360 / US$11,708,376, with 91% sold by value and 168% hammer above low estimate. Lot 829 Wen Zhengming’s “Fu Di” Poems in Running Cursive Script realised HK$26,850,000 / US$3,467,900more than 17 times over its high estimate, becoming the most valuable lot of the Chinese Paintings sale series.

Kim Yu, International Specialist Head of Chinese Paintings Department, commented, “We achieved a number of strong results across our two Chinese Paintings live sales this season, highlighted by exceptional pieces surpassing their high estimates multiple times over. Modern masters such as Lin Fengmian, Huang Binhong and Zhang Daqian were highly coveted, alongside leading classical Chinese artists and calligraphers including, Wen Zhengming, Ding Jing and Qian Weicheng. We were privileged to be entrusted with important works from The Robert Chang Collection and The Xicha’an Collection, and we are delighted that both collections were 100% sold. An impeccable selection of paintings and calligraphy ranging from Classical and Modern through to the Contemporary period is available in our online auction, Exquisite Eye: Chinese Paintings Online, until 7 December.

2 December – Fine Chinese Modern and Contemporary Ink Paintings

The live auction achieved HK$192,637,020 / US$24,880,670. Highlights include:

Lot 1152

“Bountiful Colours: Important Lin Fengmian Paintings

From The Robert Chang Collection”

LIN FENGMIAN (1900-1991)

Dunhuang Dancers

Price Realised: HK$18,450,000 / US$2,382,970

Lot 1135

“Important Huang Binhong Paintings And Calligraphy

From The Xicha’an Collection”

HUANG BINHONG (1864-1955)

Xicha’an - The Studio of Appreciating Tea

Price Realised: HK$9,072,000 / US$1,171,724

More than 3 times over its pre-sale high estimate of HK$3,000,000

Lot 1064

ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)

Pavilions on Emerald Hills

Price Realised: HK$7,308,000 / US$943,889

More than 2 times over its pre-sale high estimate of HK$3,000,000

3 DECEMBER – Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy

The live sale realised HK$90,651,360 / US$11,708,376. Highlights include:

Lot 829

WEN ZHENGMING (1470-1559)

“Fu Di” Poems in Running Cursive Script

Price Realised: HK$26,850,000 / US$3,467,900

More than 17 times over its pre-sale high estimate of HK$1,500,000


Lot 882



Price Realised: HK$9,072,000 / US$1,171,724

More than 4 times over its pre-sale high estimate of HK$2,000,000



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Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, 2017), for a 20th century artwork (Andy Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, 2022) and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019). Christie’s is also recognised as a reference for prestigious single owner collections, having auctioned 8 of the 10 most important collections in history.

Christie’s Private Sales offers a seamless service for buying and selling art, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar, working exclusively with Christie’s specialists at a client’s individual pace.

Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including use of hologram technology to tour life-size 3D objects around the world, and the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats. 

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