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Picture of a medieval Chinese artist was sold for almost $60 million


On the website of the international auction house Christie’s appeared the information that on Monday at the auctions held in Hong Kong, was held for sale with a scroll pattern. The buyer paid for this artwork is the amount of 463 million Hong Kong dollars, equivalent to 59 million us dollars.


The value of this scroll pattern is that it was created by renowned Chinese artist by the name su Shi, 1037-1101 lived in. At auction, this work was exhibited under the name of “Stone and wood”. Professionals working in the auction house, this artwork called one of the most important, made by Chinese masters who ever participated in the auction. On the scroll, which is over thousands of years shows a stone with a bizarre shape, shoots of grass and the tree which has no leaves.


In addition to the pattern on the pictures you can see the print telling that this work of art had visited the property 41 of the collector. You can see comments to this image of the medieval artist decided to leave the poets. The presence of inscribed seals and review four poets are proof that the lot is genuine. It is possible to track the path of the drawing on the scroll for several hundred years. In 1937, the scroll was acquired by a Japanese family, where it was stored until now.


Before you put the scroll up for auction, the auction house specialists conducted an evaluation. According to them, the price of this lot amounted to 400 million Hong Kong dollars. So, the bidding can be called quite successful. It should be noted that the work of su Shi failed to beat the record of another Chinese artist named Zhao Uji, a picture of which in September sold for $ 65.2 million. This work is called “June-October 1985” and it was sold in Hong Kong, China.


Su Shi during his life he did a lot for Chinese culture. Therefore, it is very often compared to Leonardo da Vinci. Unfortunately, to our times got very little work of this artist, one of them was sold at auction, the second surviving creature is kept in the Museum, which is located on the island of Taiwan.