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New Wave Beyond Yuanmingyuan: An Important European Private Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art

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5/F One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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New Wave Beyond Yuanmingyuan: An Important European Private Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art

Auction: Thu 6 Oct 2022

Exhibition:

- Wed 5 Oct 2022

5/F One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, New Wave Beyond Yuanmingyuan: An Important European Private Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art

Mon-Fri 9.30am-6pm

New Wave Beyond Yuanmingyuan presents the outstanding collection of an esteemed collector who has been at the forefront of the development of Chinese Contemporary Art for decades. Heightening the exposure and understanding of the Chinese avant-garde in China and abroad, the collector has followed the careers of vanguard Chinese artists, building up an outstanding collection of seminal works often considered radical or provocative at their time of creation.

 

The collection features a curated selection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, performance works and photographs by pioneering artists who eschewed traditional models of representation in their desire to create something new.

 

Many artists in the collection participated in the avant-garde movements of the 1980s and 1990s, a period of extraordinary creativity which reflected the transforming social, political and cultural landscape in China at the time. Indeed, the ‘85 Movement brought about a multitude of subsidiary, regional art movements that differed in style and philosophy across China. Amongst the works of the collection are some of the earliest and most significant known examples of abstract art, ‘Political Pop’, Cynical Realism, Neo-Realism, performance art and conceptual photography, as well as historically important works by founding members of avant-garde groups, including the Stars group (Xing Xing).

 

Many of the works in the collection were acquired directly from the artist and as such have never been offered on the market before. Further, whilst a significant number of the works have rarely been seen by members of the public, some have been featured in pivotal exhibitions such as the second Stars Art Exhibition, Beijing in 1980; China/Avant-Garde Exhibition, Beijing in 1989; Paris-Pékin, at Espace Cardin, Paris in 2002; and ‘85 New Wave: The Birth of Chinese Contemporary Art at the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing in 2007 – 2008, to name just a few.

 

「藝術新潮烏托邦」誠獻一位幾十年如一日走在中國當代藝術發展前沿的知名藏家睿藏。這位藏家一直密切關注中國前衛藝術的先鋒藝術家,他廣集在面世時被視為激進或具有挑釁性的作品,建立起一個傑出收藏,提升了中國前衛藝術在海內外的知名度,並加深了公眾對這個範疇的認識。

 

本收藏薈萃了藏家慧眼挑選的繪畫、素描、雕塑、表演藝術及攝影作品,創作者往往摒棄傳統的表現手法,以求在藝壇開闢出一片新天地。

 

當中很多藝術家曾參與過1980及90年代的前衛美術運動。那是一個創意激揚的時代,藝術家透過創作,反映出當時正處於巨變的中國社會、政治及文化現實。其中「85新潮」衍生出在風格及思想上獨樹一幟的子浪潮,席捲中國各地。本收藏匯聚了抽象藝術、政治波普、玩世現實主義、新現實主義、表演藝術及概念攝影最早期、最重要的作品,還有包含「星星畫會」在內的前衛藝術家團體創辦成員的作品,歷史意義不言而喻。

 

不少藏品均由藏家直接從藝術家手上購入,因此從未流出市場。此外,雖然有相當一部分藏品極少公開展出,但仍有一些曾在某些重要展覽中亮相,例如分別於1980及89年在北京舉行的「星星美展」和「中國現代藝術展」、2002年在巴黎 Espace Cardin 藝術中心舉行的「巴黎 北京」、2007至08年在北京UCCA尤倫斯當代藝術中心舉行的「85新潮:中國第一次當代藝術運動」。

 

 

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Alex Branczik | ALEX.BRANCZIK@SOTHEBYS.COM | +852 2822 8188

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Debby Yip | DEBBY.YIP@SOTHEBYS.COM | +852 2822 8148

Specialist, Contemporary Art

 

Fiona Leung | FIONA.LEUNG@SOTHEBYS.COM | +852 2822 5591

Junior Specialist / Cataloguer, Contemporary Art

 

Laura McKeown | LAURA.MCKEOWN@SOTHEBYS.COM | +852 2822 5575

Researcher / Writer, Contemporary Art

 

Rose Liang | ROSE.LIANG@SOTHEBYS.COM | +852 2822 9083

Cataloguer, Contemporary Art

 

Leanne Hong | LEANNE.HONG@SOTHEBYS.COM | +852 2822 5520

Junior Cataloguer, Contemporary Art

 

Cristina Wang | CRISTINA.WANG@SOTHEBYS.COM| +852 2822 9077

Junior NFT Specialist

 

Please note that as of August 1st 2020, Overhead Premium, a fee payable by all auction buyers in our global salerooms and online sales, will be charged at 1% of the hammer price plus any applicable local taxes. It is an allocation of the overhead costs relating to our facilities, property handling and other administrative expenses. This fee and our Buyer’s Premium rates exclude local taxes and any applicable artist’s resale right.

 

從2020年8月1日起,蘇富比的全球拍賣及所有網上拍賣將向買家加收營運附加費,本費用將按落槌價的1%及加上任何適用地方稅項收取。營運附加費涵蓋與設施、物品處理及其他行政費用相關的營運開支。本費用與買家酬金不包括地方稅項及任何適用之藝術家轉售權費用。

 

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