Chinese ink painting, almost a thousand years ago, one of the greatest masters of Chinese literature, Su Shi, on November 26, 2018 in Hong Kong, Philipp Fong
One of Chinese greatest literary musicians, Su Shi, received $ 52.5 million ($ 59.5 million). ) In a Hong Kong auction, he announced at Christie House Monday.
This painting, the most expensive element ever sold in Asia, is "one of the most unique Chinese paintings in the world," the auction house said.
With the title "Wood and Rock", an old tree is painted in ink on paper, which is like a dragon of extinct branches and represents a sharp rock hanging from its roots.
It is 185.5 cm in length, XI. It is decorated with century-old calligraphy and Chinese poem and has 41 stamp collectors.
Su Shi, also known as Su Dongpo, is one of the most important figures in Chinese history culture. He was a well-known intellectual, poet, painter, calligrapher and an American.
"The exact number of attributed works is very small, probably two or three, and their work is very rare," said Jonathan Stone Christiek, vice president of the Asian Arts Department.
In 2010, "Dizhuming", Chinese dubious Huang Tingjian, Su Shi follower, sold $ 64 million (56.4 million euros) at the Beijing auction.
In recent years, Asian buyers are very active in Hong Kong auctions, looking for ancient ceramics to break diamonds, paintings and all records.
In September, Zao Wou-K's XX. One of the most brilliant painters of the century, "June-October 1985", a 10-meter-long abstract triptych, $ 65 million (57.3) million Sotkbyk auction in Honk Kong.