China Guardian Raid Art Colleges for New Talent – artmarketblog.com

china guardian Blue Dream by Yang Chen 300x186 China Guardian Raid Art Colleges for New Talent   artmarketblog.comAfter scouring Chinese art colleges for the very best works by emerging contemporary Chinese artist, Chinese auction giant China Guardian will hold a sale of College Era-2012 Excellent Artworks of Chinese Art Colleges on the 18th of June.

More than 500 arts and comprehensive colleges were visited and 20,000 works of art assessed. After primary and secondary rounds of judging, China Guardian selected 215 lots for the sale including oil paintings, Chinese paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, mixed media works, sketches and watercolours.

The highlight of the sale is lot 5187, a mixed-media sculpture by Yang Chen titled “BLUE DREAM” with an estimate of RMB 20,000-30,000.  An edition of 8, the sculpture is of a zebra and measures 66×20×37 cm.  Also by Yang Chen is lot 5188, another sculpture titled “FANTASY NIGHT NO.2″ which is estimated to fetch RMB 40,000-50,000.

china guardian SUCH AS THE LABOR OF SISYPHUS by Shang Wen 300x194 China Guardian Raid Art Colleges for New Talent   artmarketblog.comAlso of interest is lot 5110, a spectacular painting by Shang Wen titled “SUCH AS THE LABOR OF SISYPHUS”.  Measuring 300×190 cm, the painting is expected to fetch RMB 30,000-40,000 .

The top estimate of RMB 60,000-70,000  has been given to lot 5034, a beautiful realist painting by Zhang Fei titled “I AM STILL HERE NO.2″.

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BLUE DREAM
Lot No. 5187
Artist: Yang Chen

Series: 30th China Guardian Quarterly Auction
Session: College Era-2012 Excellent Artworks of Chinese Art Colleges Ⅰ
Size: 66×20×37 cm
Dynasty: People’s Republic of China (1949-)
Estimate: RMB 20,000-30,000

SUCH AS THE LABOR OF SISYPHUS
Lot No. 5110
Artist: Shang Wen

Series: 30th China Guardian Quarterly Auction
Session: College Era-2012 Excellent Artworks of Chinese Art Colleges Ⅰ
Size: 300×190 cm
Dynasty: People’s Republic of China (1949-)
Estimate: RMB 30,000-40,000

The full catalogue can be viewed here:

http://english.cguardian.com/search.php?xiao=158

**Nicholas Forrest is a Sydney/London based art market analyst, art consultant and writer.  He is the founder of the Art Market Blog (artmarketblog.com) which offers independent commentaries as well as research and analysis on the current art market, and has recently been published in Fabrik magazine, Verve magazine, Visual Art Beat magazine, Australian Art Collector magazine, Art & Investment magazine and many others.  Nic has made several radio appearances (both nationally and internationally) as an art market expert and has received press from the likes of the New York Times, Conde Nast Portfolio and Times of London.

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  • http://pa-ul.blogspot.com/ Pa Ul

    what great talents, i wish this could happen to me too :)

  • http://brianmhays.com Brian M. Hays

    There must be serious need for more work. Unsustainable high levels of demand become bubbles. Very interesting. Thanks for the post.

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