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Record Auction Price for Ancient Chinese Painting

Friday, January 13th, 2012

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A painting by a renowned Chinese artist has set a new record auction price of $65 million. China is now one of the world’s largest auction marketplaces for fine art.

An ink-wash work by Chinese artist Qi Baishi set a new record of $65.4 million for a contemporary Chinese painting in Beijing on Sunday.

The painting, measured 105 inches by 40 inches, depicts a falcon perched on the branch of a pine tree and is surrounded by two calligraphy scrolls titled “a long life, a peaceful world”.

Chinese TV reports say that Qi created the masterpiece in 1946 as a gift to Chiang Kai-shek, late leader of the Kuomingtang, for his 60th birthday.

In the Guardian spring auction, the floor price was set at $13.54 million, and hit the final deal of $65.4 million U.S. Dollars including the brokerage fee after 50 rounds of bidding.

[Guardian Auctioneer]:
“370,000,000 yuan, the last time call. Okay, gone.”

The CEO of Guardian Auction Company says Qi’s work is worth the money.

[Wang Yannan, CEO, Guardian Auction Company]:
“Of course it’s not easy to see such a wonderful work in an auction. It’s very rare. This is indeed one of the best works of Qi Baishi.”

Art market figures from Art Price show that Qi Baishi is the third best-selling artist at auction worldwide, following Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.

The Art Price figures also show that China has become the world’s largest auction marketplace for fine art.

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Contemporary Chinese ink paintings by Zhou Jun – 水墨画家周俊

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

chinese painting ink Modern art by Zhou Jun: http://zhoujun.eu – All pictures are copyright Zhou Jun 周俊 – Please visit the website for info, exhibitions (recently in Cologne, Germany) and better quality images of the ink paintings with themes like monochrome landscapes of the beginning of times, portraits (women, children and [old] men), flowers, animals (fishes, birds, etc.), also abstracts, very colorful or less so. Many contain Chinese calligraphy too. Be on the lookout for the painter’s name stamp in red. Seal paste is used to place it on a carefully chosen spot completing the composition.
BTW for Mandarin try: http://hensho.eu/chenglun

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