Zhao Wuji Sanlian made a valuation of 150 million
Christie’s Hong Kong Spring Auction Week will kick off on May 24. Zhao Wuji, one of the largest and most important triads created by the Chinese artist Zhao Wuji in the 1980s, will be filmed in the “Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening Auction" on May 25th. Up to 120 million to 150 million Hong Kong dollars. The painting is 4.86 meters long and 2 meters high. It is the second largest work of Zhao Wuji’s life. It is rich in color and unique in composition. It is one of the masterpieces of his career.
According to a media preview held yesterday, the painting was inspired by Henry Matisse’s “Window" series and Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies" series, through a layered introduction of color blocks and layered composition. The viewer’s gaze and the brilliance of the center of the work are the perfect combination of Zao Wou-Ki’s understanding of Chinese painting techniques and the use of Western art light and color. In 2018, another series of works created by Zao Wou-Ki, “June-October 1985″, was sold for HK$510 million, refreshing the world record of Zao Wou-Ki and the auction record of Asian oil paintings, becoming the highest-selling painting in the history of Hong Kong auction.