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