Monday, April 4, 2011

Zhang Xiaogang sets record for living Chinese artist -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

A triptych oil painting by Zhang Xiaogang sold for $10.1 million on Sunday at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong. The sale broke the record for a piece by a living Chinese artist, and was the latest sign of China’s phenomenal ascent in the global art market.

Mr. Zhang, who is 52 and based in Beijing, is now among a handful of living artists to have a work sell for more than $10 million. Less than a decade ago, many of his works were selling for $60,000 or less. He joins a group that includes Lucian Freud, Damien Hirst, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami and Gerhard Richter, according to

Full Article from The New York Times
The Saatchi Gallery

1 comment:

Mark Martin said...

Hi! Thank you for sharing your thoughts about Chinese art. I am glad to stop by your site and know more about Chinese art. Keep it up! This is a good read. You have such an interesting and informative page. You also have a very good choice of flowers and a very good flower arrangements. I will be looking forward to visit your page again and for your other posts as well.
Based on one of the articles that I have read regarding this topic, artists from the Han (202 BC) to the Tang (618–906) dynasties mainly painted the human figure. Much of what is known of early Chinese figure painting comes from burial sites, where paintings were preserved on silk banners, lacquered objects, and tomb walls. Many early tomb paintings were meant to protect the dead or help their souls get to paradise. Others illustrated the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius, or showed scenes of daily life.
Chinese Art of Qi Bashi from Wen Tsan Yu Collection Brings $2.6 Million Dollars to Break All Records at Kaminski Auctions March Fine Asian Art and Antiques Auction.

Chinese art Boston