Chinese Painting Sells Highest

top chinese painting CHAN: When the Chinese oil painting, “Slave and Lion,” sold for almost 7 million dollars at a Christie’s auction, it broke the record for the most money ever paid for a Chinese painting. Art experts say this is probably part of a trend. Let’s take a look at this record-breaking art.

STORY: A rare piece by renowned Chinese artist Xu Beihong has smashed the

record for a Chinese oil painting, selling for USD6.9 million at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong.

The work “Slave and Lion”, far exceeded the pre-auction

estimate of USD4.1 million, underscoring the sustained

feverish demand from buyers for top quality works by Chinese artists.

[Vincpi Chang, Christie's VP]

“The price achieved today will set the benchmark for Chinese art.

So I’m actually quite positive looking forward to the future, that more record

prices will be broken.”

Xu Beihong’s “Slave and Lion” dates from the artist’s stay in

Berlin in the early 1920s and depicts the story of the Roman slave Androcles

who pulled a thorn from a lion’s paw.

A dark work rendered in Xu’s realistic technique, it carries a distinct

Western form and subject, though with unmistakable Chinese line drawing


The seller was an unnamed Singapore collector and the buyer anonymous.

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8 Responses to “Chinese Painting Sells Highest”

  1. low1957 says:

    Interesting …

    Interesting News.
    Pls log on to: you tube low1957 to view a piece of Master Xu Beihong painting done in 1941.
    T Q

  2. DFWcalligraphy says:

    Xu was an excellent …
    Xu was an excellent painter and was renowned for his horses. There are a few work of his horses in the hands of collectors in Dallas.

  3. 12ut5 says:


  4. gabetvc15 says:

    elite price fixin, …
    elite price fixin, all to raise prices

  5. StoneAngus says:

    wtf was so special …
    wtf was so special bout that painting…

  6. mingdragon24 says:

    omg..that painting …
    omg..that painting is not as good as some of the ones ive seen in museums….but it is pretty good. (I draw as well)

  7. MaryseCasol says:

    Asian paintings …
    Asian paintings prices should continue increasing based on their high quality.

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