Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Chinese oil painting sells for GBP 6.3m

4th April 2011

A Chinese oil painting by artist Zhang Xiaogang has sold for HKD 79 million (GBP 6.3 million).

The piece of work, which covers three panels, is called Forever Lasting Love and was created in 1988.

It depicts a number of half-naked figures on a desert landscape, accompanied by an emaciated ram and dead trees.

According to Sotherby's, which sold the work, the amount the painting went for was the highest a piece of contemporary Chinese art has ever fetched at auction.

The record had been held by a Zeng Fanzhi canvas, which sold for HKD 75 million in 2008.

Evelyn Lin, head of contemporary Asian art at Sotheby's, said Forever Lasting Love was 'a monumental museum-quality work from a defining period of the Chinese avant-garde'.

The painting had been owned by Belgian collector Baron Guy Ullens who, according to the Beijing review, recently donated CNY 1 million to the China Foreign Affairs University.

Latest Blog
Explore T S Eliot Prize-winner Jacob Polley's collection, Jackself
17/01/2017

Watch a video and read a poem from Jacob Polley's T S Eliot Prize-winning collection, Jackself.

Radiohead, Tom Waits and Joy Division: Under The Influence with Joseph Knox
17/01/2017

Exclusively for Foyles JJoseph Knox talks about the music that influenced his debut, Sirens.

#FoylesFave: Furiously Happy
16/01/2017

Charlotte, from our Bristol shop, tells us why she recommends Furiously Happy!

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd