Christie’s is delighted to invite the members of the University of Hong Kong Museum Society to a private guided tour of 20th and 21st Century Art Auctions.
The guided tour will feature this season’s Evening Sale top lots led by an important 1982 masterpiece, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Untitled (One Eyed Man or Xerox Face)”, which was featured at the artist’s retrospective in Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Other special highlights include “Potted Chrysanthemums” by Sanyu, Pablo Picasso’s “Nu couche a la libellule”, and prominent works by international artists such as Zao Wou-Ki, Chu Teh-Chun, Banksy, Avery Singer, Adrian Ghenie, Yoshitomo Nara and Matthew Wong.
HKU Museum Society guests will also view “Slave and Lion”, a magnificent national treasure of museum quality, by Chinese Modern master Xu Beihong (1895-1953). As one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century, he paved the way for Chinese Realism and pioneered modern art education in China. This tremendous work will be featured in a single lot auction and carries an estimate of HK$350,000,000 – 450,000,000/ US$45,000,000 – 58,000,000, the highest estimated Asian artwork ever offered at auction.
SANYU (CHANG YU, 1895-1966)
oil on masonite
91.5 x 48 cm. (36 x 18 7/8 in.)
Painted circa 1950s