China News Service, Hong Kong, May 23 (Reporter Suo Youwei) Christie's Hong Kong 2022 Spring Auction Week Media Preview was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center on the 23rd. Selected auctions such as Chinese painting and calligraphy, porcelain and handicrafts, and world famous paintings were on display, with a total estimated value of more than 1.4 billion (Hong Kong dollars, the same below).
Among them, Picasso's masterpiece "Bust of a Man in a Frame" is valued at about 150 million yuan, which is the highest-priced Picasso work launched by Christie's in Asia.
Yu Kexin, an expert in the 20th and 21st Century Art Department of Christie's Asia Pacific, said that "Bust of a Man in a Frame" was created by Picasso when he was 88 years old. force, became one of Picasso's finest paintings in the last 10 years of his life.
Picasso meticulously designed a trompe l'oeil in this painting, and specially drew a hand-painted frame. His signature is also located in the upper left corner of the frame. This design is very rare in Picasso's artistic career. The estimated auction price is 150 million yuan. about.
"Qing Qianlong Doucai Wanfu Celebrating Longevity Double Chi Dragon Ear Vase" is one of the highlights of this Christie's Spring Auction. Among the Qianlong porcelain in the Qing Dynasty, it has only been found in the Palace Museum in Beijing, and the estimated auction price is 30 million to 50 million yuan.
The famous painter Zhang Daqian's series of splashed ink and splashed colors also appeared at the auction. Among them, "Flying Spring in a Mountain Temple" is the most eye-catching. This work is Zhang Daqian's work in Brazil. It uses splashed ink to paint mountains and greens. A masterpiece that has been kept for many years.
Other key lots include a pair of gilt-bronze sitting Arhats in Yuan/early Ming Dynasty, estimated at 12 million to 18 million yuan; Xu Beihong's "Three Horses" created in 1941, estimated at 4 million to 6 million yuan.