Hong KongModern Art Evening Sale
The sale features Sanyu’s Nu Rose sur Tissus Chinois and Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita’s Jeune Femme au Petit Chien, representing the resounding style of the two Asian masters of École de Paris from the 1920s to 1930s. Nu Rose sur Tissus Chinois unfolds the beauty of Sanyu’s distinctive nude painting. Not only does the delicate back of the nude resonate with the Western classical masterpiece, but it also exemplifies the artist’s unique expression of exaggerated deformation. Inspired by the East, the elaborately decorated textile underneath the figure enhances the depth of the painting, creating a more compelling image. First appearing at auction, this work is an unmissable masterpiece to Sotheby’s top collectors. Jeune Femme au Petit Chien showcases Foujita’s prominent “milky-white nudes” style in the Parisian art scene. Referencing the iconic “reclining nude” in Western classics, this painting of a fair-skinned lady is imbued with the graceful ambience of the East. With a faint wash of then rarely used hue, coral-red, in the background, Jeune Femme au Petit Chien portrays a deeply romantic atmosphere.
05 October 2019 | Hong Kong | full auction details