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Auction Preview: Modern Art Evening Sale at Sotheby’s, Hong Kong, Mar 31

Zao Wou-Ki (1920 - 2013): 24.04.62. Kootz Gallery label affixed to the stretcher on the reverse signed in Chinese and Pinyin; signed in Pinyin, dated and titled 26.4.62 on the reverse. Oil on canvas. Size 97.4 by 194.8 cm; 38 ⅜ by 76 ⅝ in. Estimate: 60,000,000 — 80,000,000 HKD (US$ 7,673,400 - US$ 10,231,200)
(Courtesy: Sotheby's)

What: Modern Art Evening Sale

Where: Sotheby's, 5/F, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty Hong Kong

When: 31 March, 05.00 PM HKT

Public Review: 29 March, 10:00 AM - 05:30 PM; 30 March, 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM; 31 March, 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Top lots of the sale:

- Zao Wou-Ki (1920 - 2013): 24.04.62. Kootz Gallery label affixed to the stretcher on the reverse signed in Chinese and Pinyin; signed in Pinyin, dated and titled 26.4.62 on the reverse. Oil on canvas. Size 97.4 by 194.8 cm; 38 ⅜ by 76 ⅝ in. Estimate: 60,000,000 — 80,000,000 HKD (US$ 7,673,400 - US$ 10,231,200)

- Chu Teh-Chun (Zhu Dequn) (1920-2014): Rouge Lourd Et Vert Leger/Heavy Red And Light Green. Signed in Chinese and Pinyin; signed in Pinyin and Chinese, titled in Chinese and French, dated 1959 on the reverse labels of Galerie H. Le Gendre and Edouard Malingue Gallery affixed to the stretcher on the reverse. Oil on canvas. Size 87 by 116 cm; 34 ¼ by 45 ⅝ in. Estimate:   50,000,000 — 60,000,000 HKD (US$ 6,394,500 - US$ 7,673,400)

- Sanyu (1895 - 1966): Léopard Rose. Executed in 1940s. Signed in Chinese and French. Oil on masonite. Size 65 by 80 cm; 25 ⅝ by 31 ½ in. Estimate: 30,000,000 — 40,000,000 HKD (US$ 3,836,700 – US$ 5,115,600)

- Zao Wou-Ki (1920 - 2013): 08.10.84. Sed in Chinese and Pinyin; signed in Pinyin, dated and titled 8.10.84 on the reverse. F Television Gallery labels affixed to the stretcher on the reverse. On canvas. Sze 162 cm; 78 ¾ by 63 ¾ in. Estimate: 25,000,000 — 35,000,000 HKD (US$ 3,197,250 - US$ 4,476,150)

- Sanyu (1895 – 1966): Nu Endormi. Executed in 1950s, signed in Chinese and French. Oil on board. Size 50 by 100 cm; 19 ⅝ by 39 ⅜ in. Estimate: 20,000,000 — 30,000,000 HKD (US$ 2,557,800 - US$ 3,836,700)

- Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985): Soleil Au Cheval Rouge. Signed Marc Chagall and dated 1977; signed Marc Chagall on the reverse. Painted in 1977. Oil on canvas. Size 88.9 by 116.2 cm; 35 by 45 ¾ in. Estimate: 16,000,000 — 24,000,000 HKD (US$ 2,046,240 - US$ 3,069,360)

- Zao Wou-Ki (1920 - 2013): Quand Il Fait Beau. Signed in Chinese and Pinyin, dated 55; sign in Pinyin, titled in French and dated 1955 on the reverse. Oil on canvas. Size 73 by 92 cm; 28 ¾ by 36 ¼ in. Estimate: 15,000,000 — 25,000,000 HKD (US$ 1,918,350 - US$ 3,197,250)

- Ju Ming (Zhu Ming) (B.1938): Taichi Series – Single Whip. Incised with the artist's signature in Chinese, dated 99, and numbered 6/8 bronze. Size 185.5 by 94 by 123 cm; 73 by 37 by 48 ⅜ in. Estimate: 12,000,000 — 18,000,000 HKD (US$ 1,534,680 - US$ 2,302,020)

- Wang Huaiqing (B.1944): Yuhuchun Vase. Executed in 1999. Signed in Chinese. Oil on canvas. Size 213 by 122 cm; 83 ⅞ by 48 in. Estimate: 12,000,000 — 24,000,000 HKD (US$ 1,534,680 - US$ 3,069,360)

- Zao Wou-Ki (1920 - 2013): Sans Titre. Carnegie Institute label affixed to the stretcher on the reverse. Signed in Pinyin and Chinese, dated 58; signed in Pinyin and dated 1958 on the reverse. Oil on canvas. Size 54.5 by 64.5 cm; 21 ½ by 25 ⅜ in. Estimate: 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD (US$ 1,023,120 - US$ 1,534,680)

- Liao Chi-Chun (Liao Jichun) (1902-1976): Tamkeng Scenery. Signed in Chinese and dated 1960. Artist studio label affixed to the stretcher on the reverse. Oil on canvas. Size 65.5 by 80.5 cm; 25 ¾ by 31 ⅝ in. Estimate: 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD (US$ 1,023,120 - US$ 1,534,680)

- Chu Teh-Chun (Zhu Dequn) (1920-2014): L’ombre S’éclaircit II. Signed in Pinyin and Chinese, dated 88; titled in French, dated 1988 and signed in Pinyin and Chinese on the reverse. Oil on canvas. Size 162 by 130 cm; 63 ¾ by 51 ⅛ in. Estimate: 7,000,000 — 10,000,000 HKD (US$ 895,230 - US$ 1,278,900)

- Zao Wou-Ki (1920 - 2013): 01.05.92. Signed in Chinese and Pinyin; signed in Pinyin, dated and titled 1.5.92 on the reverse. Galerie Jan Krugier Genève labels affixed to the stretcher on the reverse. Oil on canvas. Size 81.5 by 100 cm; 32 by 39 ⅜ in. Estimate: 7,000,000 — 10,000,000 HKD (US$ 895,230 - US$ 1,278,900)

- Pan Yuliang (1895-1977): Baigneuse, executed circa 1958. Ssigned in Chinese artist studio label affixed to the stretcher on the reverse. Oil on canvas. Size 50 by 65 cm; 19 ⅝ by 25 ⅝ in. Estimate: 6,000,000 — 10,000,000 HKD (US$ 767,340 - US$ 1,278,900)

- Wu Dayu (1903-1988): Untitled 28. Label of Pioneers of Modern Chinese Painting in Paris exhibition at de Sarthe Gallery affixed to the reverse. Oil on canvas. Size 53 by 37.8 cm; 20 ⅞ by 14 ⅞ in. Estimate: 6,000,000 — 10,000,000 HKD (US$ 767,340 - US$ 1,278,900)

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