In conjunction with the spring auction of Bonhams, we are pleased to organise a guided walk to view Chinese Painting and Calligraphy with Steven Zuo (左昕陽先生), Director of Chinese Paintings, Bonhams Hong Kong.
Some of the highlights we will see include:
Wang Hui (1632–1717), "Landscape", 1698,
Ink and colour on paper, album of ten leaves.
Dated 1698. 25.7 x 39 cm
25.7 x 39 厘米
Colophons inscribed by the Qianlong Emperor in 1773 with seals.
Published in "Qing Gaozong Yuzhi Shiwen Quanji" (A Complete Collection of Documented Literary Writings and Poems of Emperor Qianlong) "Yuzhi Shi Siji" (Imperial Poems, Collection 4), Juan 10 (Vol. 10), pp. 18-19.
There are also other artworks from influential painters, including Zhang Daqian
張大千, Huang Junbi 黃君璧, Fu Baoshi 傅抱石, Li Xiongcai 黎雄才, Cheng Shifa
程十髮 and Li Kuchan 李苦禪.
Steven Zuo joined Bonhams Hong Kong in January 2014 as Director of Chinese Paintings. He started his career at Bengbu Museum in An Hui Province in 1997 where he was a curator and researcher of Chinese paintings and calligraphy, focusing on authentication. He arranged exhibitions of Chinese paintings and calligraphy as well as archaeological discovery.
Steven has a MA in Art History from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing where he studied from 2003 to 2007. His academic area includes the authentication of Chinese paintings and calligraphy as well as the history of art collection.
In 2006, he worked as a specialist of Classical Chinese paintings at a leading Chinese auction house in Beijing, and was appointed Head of the Classical Chinese Paintings department in 2009. He was in charge of the department until December 2013, achieving many successful auction sales.
He has also set up exhibitions of Classical Chinese paintings and calligraphy at Poly Art Museum, including "Song Yuan Ming Qing – the important collection of Classical Chinese paintings and calligraphy".
Members and friends are welcome to view the other galleries after the tour.