The Contemporary Asian Art Auction, offered by Heritage Auctions, is a relatively small collection of handpicked art. Of the featured lots creating early interest are two lithographs by Zhang Xiaogang, a contemporary Chinese symbolist and surrealist painter. His stylized portraits—examples of which you will find here—are of Chinese people with large, dark-pupiled eyes posing in a stiff manner, reminiscent of family portraits from the 1950s and 1960s.
Also, up for sale is a collection of twelve dye coupler photographs of sculptural performance pieces by Zhang Huan. Huan, a Chinese artist based in Shanghai and New York City is primarily a painter and performance artist. He also makes photographs and sculpture, and all twelve photos offered here, are in a single lot.
Among the many provocative pieces at auction is a striking landscape painted on the face of Marilyn Monroe by Huang Yan. Yan is a Chinese multimedia artist and businessman based in Beijing. In 1999, Huang Yan began a series titled Chinese Landscapes in which he made traditional Chinese landscapes using the human body as a canvas. View any of these lots and register to bid at Heritage Auctions.
Lot Categories:Asian Works Of Arts (52)
# of Lots:52
Price Range:$300 to $15,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Zhang Xiaogang (Chinese, b. 1958). Untitled (Big Family) from the series Bloodline, 2007|| Estimate: |
|Yue Minjun (Chinese, b. 1962). Untitled (Smile-ism No. 11), 2006. Lithograph in colors on paper|| Estimate: |
|Huang Yan (Chinese, b. 1966). Chinese Landscape-M. Monroe from the Celebrity Series, 2009|| Estimate: |
|Cang Xin (Chinese, b. 1967). Communication series (12 works), 1999. Digital pigment print|| Estimate: |