The Season of Masterpieces

The Season of Masterpieces

Text: Sweezy Tan Photos: Courtesy of Christie - 13 December 2020

This autumn, Christie’s will once again convene collectors and art lovers with a full week of sales, lectures, previews, and exhibitions in the global art hub of Hong Kong from 27 November – 5 December at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

These landmark sales feature a vast range of exquisite works that bear historical significance and distinguished provenance. The key categories on offer this season include: Modern and Contemporary Art, Chinese Classical and Modern Paintings, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Arts, as well as a full array of luxury items across – Magnificent Jewels, Important Watches, Fine and Rare Wine and Handbags and Accessories.

On 2 & 3 December, Christie’s will present a curated selection of masterworks by artists from around the globe, spanning across eras, genres, mediums and cultures. These include previously announced highlights by artists including Zao Wou-Ki, Zhang Xiaogang, Andy Warhol, and Yayoi Kusama, as well as important works by leading abstract artists, a significant group of Southeast Asian artworks, and an outstanding masterpiece by the Chinese-French painter Sanyu.

Following the auction records set by Sanyu’s Five Nudes and White Chrysanthemum in a Blue and White Jardiniere over the past two seasons, Christie’s continues to be the market leader for Sanyu. This season Christie is proud to present Chrysanthemes roses dans une corbeille (Pink Chrysanthemum in a Basket) (Estimate: HK $68,000,000 – 98,000,000 / US$8,900,000 – 12,000,000), an impressive floral still-life by the artist.


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