by michaelasanda *, travel at home on Jun 25, 2012
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YOU CAN WATCH THIS PRESENTATION IN MUSIC HERE (You have a link on the first slide): http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/michaelasanda-1455007-qi-baishi1/...
YOU CAN WATCH THIS PRESENTATION IN MUSIC HERE (You have a link on the first slide): http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/michaelasanda-1455007-qi-baishi1/
Qi Baishi (1864 – 1957) is regarded as one of the most influential modern Chinese artists of all time. Elected the president of the Association of Chinese Artists in 1957, Baishi was a self-taught painter who focused his works on many natural subjects such as animals, plants, vegetables and landscapes. Today Baishi’s work is amongst the most sought after by Chinese collectors, with paintings regularly selling for record prices.
On May 21 2011, the painting ‘Eagle Standing on Pine Tree with Four-character Couplet in Seal Script’,(see slide25) was sold at auction through the Chinese auction house China Guardian at a sale in Beijing. It was sold to an anonymous collector for a price of 425.5 million yuan (US$65 million), making it the second-most expensive Chinese artwork ever sold at auction. It was also the most valuable artwork sold at auction in 2011.
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