Art goes under the hammer

Contemporary art from East and West will be on offer at the 2019 Poly Huayi Shanghai Autumn Auction in Jing'an while items for sale in Beijing get a Shanghai preview.

A collection of modern Eastern and Western art will go under hammer at the 2019 Poly Huayi Shanghai Autumn Auction at the Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai on Sunday.

There will be 120 artworks varying from canvases, sculptures, photographs and ink-wash paintings from Europe, Japan, South Korea and China. 

The highlights are two canvases by German artists K. Stachelscheid (1917-1970) and Hermann Schimitzbonn (1903-1960). Other works include a copperplate by British artist Francis Bacon (1902-1992).

Chinese contemporary artist Mao Yan’s signature canvas titled “Thomas” is also on offer. Maoyan, who lives in Nanjing, keeps a low profile in the art community. Yet his unique art, especially the series depicting his foreign friend Thomas, is always popular.

Auction detail

Date: November 8-9, 10am-6pm (preview); November 10, from 9am (auction)
Venue: Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai
Address: 3/F, 1218 Yan’an Rd M.

Art goes under the hammer

"Autumn Scene" by K. Stachelscheid goes under the hammer at the Poly Huayi Shanghai Autumn Auction.

Art goes under the hammer

"Thomas," by Chinese artist Maoyan, is part of the Poly Huayi Shanghai Autumn Auction.

Beijing auction

Some of the antiques and paintings to go under hammer at Beijing Poly Autumn Auction this week will be previewed in Shanghai, including a work by Li Keran (1907-1989), one of the heavyweight names in China’s modern art history. 

“The Trials of a Long Journey” was created by Li in 1964.

Another highlight is a colored porcelain vase made in the Qianlong Period (1735-1796).

Preview detail

Date: November 8-9, 10am-6pm
Venue: Banquet Hall of Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai
Address: 5/F, 1218 Yan’an Rd M.

Art goes under the hammer

A colored porcelain vase made in the Qianlong Period (1735-1796) will be sold in Beijing.

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