Sunday, April 11, 2021

POTTED CHRYSANTHEMUMS

POTTED CHRYSANTHEMUMS THE LARGEST FLORAL PAINTING BY SANYU FEATURING PINK FLOWERS AND BLUE BRANCHES

Following the announcement of "We Are All Warriors - The Basquiat Auction," Christie's 20th/21st Century Art department is proud to unveil another important masterpiece that will be offered at auction in Asia this spring: Potted Chrysanthemums by Sanyu.

Potted Chrysanthemums
CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD. [2021]

This still-life is the largest floral painting by the artist to feature pink blossoms set against vibrant blue branches and is one of the few important late-period still life works still held in private hands, making it exceedingly rare. Within Sanyu's oeuvre, there are only five paintings that depict delicate pink chrysanthemums offset against peacock blue branches and leaves.

Among them, Potted Chrysanthemums is the largest of the five, and the work exemplifies Sanyu's ability to evoke colours inspired by Eastern culture.

Early works by Sanyu focus on the exploration of form, while later works display a bolder investigation of colour. Potted Chrysanthemums is thus a stunning example of Sanyu's mastery of colour, and the expressive potential of hue.

Building upon the world auction records for Sanyu's portrait, still-life and animal-subject paintings achieved over the past three consecutive seasons in Hong Kong, Christie's once again presents a museum-quality masterpiece to international collectors.

These results testify to clients' trust in Christie's expertise - unrivalled in the current international marketplace - and widespread confidence in the global market for modern and contemporary art, as Christie's strives to deliver only the highest quality works to the global collecting audience.

Chinaallover.com