[Summary of 2022 Beijing Autumn Auctions] Top 30 high-end modern and contemporary art transactions: what can one million dollars buy
The 2022 Beijing Autumn Auctions came to an end. China Guardian, Poly, Rongbao Auction, Yongle Auction & Phillips, KUPPER Auction and many other auction companies have achieved good results. ArtPro takes stock of the 2022 Beijing Autumn Auctions of modern and contemporary art transactions,The total turnover of TOP30 auction items reached more than 400 million yuan, accounting for 40% of the total amount of modern and contemporary auctions in Beijing. The transaction price of a single work in the TOP30 is more than one million US dollars, which is in line with the main transaction price of the high-end market in the global market.
From the three dimensions of auction items, artists and auction houses, the following characteristics are presented:
One , TOP30 lots have three notable features
- Total turnover of modern art and total turnover of contemporary art Evenly divided, the total turnover of 13 pieces of modern art represented by Liu Haisu and 17 pieces of contemporary art represented by Shang Yang each accounted for about 50%;
- ·2022 Beijing Autumn Auction, 8090s Chinese Contemporary Art History Market has insufficient circulation, among the TOP30 auctions, 9 works created before the 1980s were sold for a total of 164 million yuan, and a total of 6 works created between 1980 and 1999 were sold for a total of 8084 yuan The 15 works created after 2000 totaled 162 million yuan.
- The TOP30 works are all representative works of a certain style and a certain time of the artist, or are rare boutiques in the market. Oil paintings are the most important type of creation, other materials The auction is Shang Yang's mixed media work "Monument", and Hao Liang's "Bamboo Bone Picture" is a work on silk.
2. Artists in the TOP30 lots
- A total of five artists have more than two works sold for one million dollars, three works by Wu Guanzhong and two works by Jin Shangyi , two pieces by Shang Yang, two pieces by Zhou Chunya, two pieces by Zhang Xiaogang, and one piece by other artists.
- Among the TOP30, there are four artists in 7080, namely Hao Liang, Jia Aili, Liang Yuanwei, Ouyang Chun, and the works of three young artists were auctioned in China Guardian Autumn Mid deal.
- Among the TOP30, there are only two works by female artists, namely Liang Yuanwei's "Diptych Painting 2010-1" (Diptych) and Qiu Di's "Two Camellias" .
3. Distribution of auction houses in TOP30 lots
- China Guardian's high-end modern and contemporary art auctions have the strongest transaction ability;
- Yongle & Phillips 6 transactions accounted for 20%;
- Rongbao Auction and Beijing Poly each 4 transactions each accounted for 13%;
- 1 international auction started.
Wu Guanzhong's "Lijiang Xinhuang"
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The heyday of Wu Guanzhong's oil painting creation is recognized by academic circles.The bamboo forests, trees, river banks, flowing water, fishing boats and distant mountains in the painting, as well as the poetic composition and blank space, can not help but remind people of the long history of Chinese landscape painting. A classic handed down from generation to generation. The plants on the right side of the screen are close-up shots, and the left side are middle and long-range shots. Although the right side is heavier than the left side, and the left side is empty and the right side is full, through the bamboo branches, The ingenious setting of objects such as fishing boats and mountain villages makes the picture balance.
Bangs Millet "Shanghai Temple Fair"
This work was created by Liu Haisu, who was regarded as a key reformer of Chinese painting together with Xu Beihong and Lin Fengmian, and this work is a model of his mature oil painting style. However, it was particularly "unpopular" in the art world at that time, and its important value was not understood until people re-examined the history of art—"Shanghai Temple Fair" filled the vacancy in the history of painting, presenting an avant-garde outside the mainstream sound.
Program Jungle "Hua Gong Ship"
《Hua Gong Ship "Docking the trauma of the times, people trapped in the quagmire are unable to break free, and what they show is often not anger, but the melancholy that remains to let the gears of life move forward slowly. It shows the darkest moment of the Chinese nation, the humblest and most difficult survival before awakening, and the struggle against bad luck with "the way of resignation of fate". When we travel through time and space, looking at each other to bid farewell to these Chinese workers, the weight of life and the weight of suffering are so shocking! Shows great artistic appeal.
Wu Guanzhong's "Flowers"
The oil painting "Flowers" painted by Wu Guanzhong is very rare. It combines hibiscus flowers, small daisies, and lotus flowers into one painting. The background is unified with a simple light gray tone. The main body is rich and thick red flowers and green leaves. The whole picture reveals the pure and warm, vigorous and melancholy tension of life. The yellow and white star-spotted daisies below are small and exquisite, like gypsophila stars. If they are alone in the painting, they will lack momentum. After the flower clusters gather, they form a magnificent sea of daisies. They are on the side of the hibiscus flower. . The slender and tall lotus hanging from the back of the picture adds to the layering of the picture, and the color gamut is clear and clear.
Beam Yuanwei "Diptych 2010-1 (Diptych)"
All the conceptual techniques and working methods of "Diptych Painting 2010-1" were developed in the last solo exhibition "Fragments of Life" series, and pushed to the extreme in "Golden Notes". As a common theme in her paintings, "flowers" are often not figurative flowers in nature, but flattened flower patterns on industrially produced fabrics, artificial objects endowed with multiple meanings in social production.
Mao Yan "Portrait of Thomas the Great II"
It has been more than 20 years since Mao Yan painted the "Thomas Series" in 1999. "Portrait of Thomas the Great II" was painted in 2009. The artist has not created such a huge work in the previous 15 years—it is four meters high and two meters wide, and the viewer needs a certain distance to see it The whole painting comes into view. The eyes of the characters in this series never look directly out of the frame, or are closed tightly, or look sideways or upwards, all with Mao Yan's restraint and restraint. As the "masterpiece" of Mao Yan's key series, this work has been the top 1 in the series since it appeared at the auction. Such a complete and frightening work is convincing enough.
Zhang Xiaogang "Bloodline-Big Family: Family Portrait No.1"
Bloodline—Big Family: Family Portrait No.1 is an important representative of Zhang Xiaogang's "Big Family" series at the mature stage. The main body of the screen follows the standard group photo mode of a family of three, and the signature pink spots and bloodlines are also preserved. At the same time, this work breaks the rules and allows the family to share the same face. The facial expressions and the ripples in the eyes, as well as the very symbolic yellow and red are integrated into the picture, which have never been seen before.
In addition, the magnificent scale of this work is also rare among Zhang Xiaogang's works, and it took four years to complete. The mural-style scale also endows it with a heavy sense of history, with a peaceful and oppressive force, which permanently engraves blood, power, personal and collective memories in the painting.
Zhang Enli "Feast No. 4"
The first phase of the "Eat" series was created in 2000, and there are four pieces in total. "Feast No. 4" is the last piece of the series and the only one that returned to China after 20 years. In the stormy brushwork of the artist, their faces are distorted, their muscles swell, and their movements are exaggerated, which bring us psychological stimulation and shock. Mental state is exposed to the world unabashedly. Everything the artist paints looks real, but in fact, he builds a psychological scene, bringing hidden instincts and desires, loneliness and anxiety, and the absurdity of living conditions to the world, and makes them more vivid through painting. for clarity.
"Diagnosis-3", created in 1994, was called "the most focused" work by the artist in the "Diagnosis" series. The quality and creativity of the painting are excellent. The intriguing aftertaste highlights the strength and maturity of the stage. Not only was it selected to participate in the 94 Art Critics Oil Painting Nomination Exhibition, but it was also collected and published in more than ten important art documents and research works and paintings of Shang Yang. It is an undisputed classic of representativeness and academicity .
Zhang Xiaogang "Bloodline: Big Family No. 1"
"Bloodline: Big Family No. 1" belongs to Zhang Xiaogang's "Bloodline: Big Family" series, and is recognized as one of the most iconic images in Chinese contemporary art. As a classic of the "Bloodline: Big Family" series, the work adopts the most iconic composition of a family portrait of three people. They have restrained expressions, sit upright, look directly at the "camera" outside the picture, and try to present an ideal image. However, this "perfect" image is broken by the red net-like spots on the left face of each portrait in the picture. This red mark seems to be a birthmark, and it is also like a light spot projected by the light through the red grid, symbolizing the commonality and imprint of everyone in the era that emphasized collectiveness and consistency. A red thread in the middle of the screen passes through the character's neck and collar, connecting a family of three, echoing the "blood relationship" in the title.
Wu Guanzhong "Fuchunjiang Shazhou"
"Fuchun River Sandbar" is one of Wu Guanzhong's most important works to bid farewell to the inviolable ancient landscape model. The work captures a corner of the north bank of the Fuchun River. The composition is simple and unconventional. , the distant mountains looming. The picture has a wide field of view, creating a far-reaching space with a combination of head-up and top-down perspectives. With just a few strokes, the unique landscape of "two mountains and a river, a city by the river, and an island in the river" of Fuchun River is instantly drawn.
Jia Aili "Geometry in the Sky"
《Sky "Geometry in" was created in 2017. The picture is divided into irregular geometric shapes. Spherical, geometric and conical shapes overlap and overlap repeatedly, just like a landscape in the vast universe, which seems to be separated from each other. The gravitational flames pull each other, Wild and free brushstrokes, colorful and colorful elements and elements of various shapes gather here to form a complex, moving and unpredictable visual space, which seems to be able to travel back to the past at will , now or in the future.
Shang Yang's "Monument"
The work was created in 2008. The picture is composed of photographic spray painting on the left and traditional painting techniques on the right. The high mountain in the photograph is the mountain in the middle of Sichuan, and the cracked brush strokes on the right bring a rough substance feel. The rough composition reflects the hustle and bustle of reality, and the split composition corresponds to the fact that the beautiful Land of Abundance has been hit hard and the mountains and rivers are weeping. Shang Yang's works seem to be abstract, but they actually project and metaphor various self-evident feelings. The juxtaposition of the left and right visions is just like the reality at that time. The "Monument" erects the strong will of human nature, which transcends the form of space and shows extraordinary life tension and spiritual power.
Wang Yidong's "Drizzle"
The ingenious distribution of light and shade in the work is not only full of Rembrandt's solemnity, but also emphasizes the festiveness of the East, making the picture both simple and quiet in the fusion of rural and classical. The girl in the painting has the composition of reclining Venus in Western classic paintings, and the characters do not have life experience and vicissitudes of life, but ignorance and expectations that have not been experienced in the world. Wang Yidong retains the best moments of girls with beautiful brushstrokes, and blends strong nostalgia in green love and happy marriage.It has the elegance of European classical realistic painting without losing the simple and sincere local feelings. His attainments not only come from The techniques that go straight to the Renaissance and even Neoclassicism also come from a thorough understanding of Chinese art and folklore elements.
Jin Shangyi "Portrait of a Woman"
This "Portrait of a Woman" was created in 2018. The monumental figure composition has a shocking power and gives people a solemn and solemn feeling. However, in his always rigorous style, there is a lively style of writing, and the shapes and colors are more vivid. It is a portrayal of life in the new era and expresses the spiritual outlook of modern people. The natural fusion of the bright clothes of the characters in the painting and the background, the simplicity, softness, and tranquility, the rigorous and precise depiction techniques, and the subtle portrayal of the characters' expressions and hearts capture the audience's sight and emotion in an instant. The pure and clear colors and delicate and round brushwork have tempered, simplified, and condensed the oil painting language to the limit, highlighting the spiritual realm of the people in the painting more effectively.
Zhu De Group "Brilliant no.246"
Brilliant No.246 is characterized by dramatic chiaroscuro and the complex relationship between light and shadow, creating a unique aesthetic style filled with light inside. The bright red in the work instantly lights up the picture, and the rich light and dark relationship allows the light to flow in the illusory space, as if inspiring people to go deep into the magma-like core of the earth to search for the ultimate and illusion of life, showing the The perfect fusion of abstract landscape and pure atmosphere fully expresses the essence and poetic expression of abstract painting.
Off Liang "Flowers and Blossoms"
"Blooming Blossoms" is a masterpiece of Guan Liang's still life theme. It has both the boldness of Western expressionism and the aesthetic taste of oriental ink painting. The scale of the work is even larger among the few still life themes of the artist. Show precious. The color of the work is rich and full. The artist used a brush dipped in oil paint to create a plant with twelve colorful peonies, implying "wealth and auspiciousness": dark red, bright yellow, and lead white buds are mixed in a bottle. Pure and bright, it should be a solid color that is directly extruded from the hose without blending, well-proportioned and not messy, so as to produce a bright and eye-catching visual charm.
Wu Da Yu's "Thousands of Miles"
In "The Power of a Thousand Miles", Wu Dayu's choice and use of color is not as strong as in other works. On the contrary, almost all the black of different shades is spread over most of the screen, and there are dotted colors with flying white in between. The blue strokes, goose yellow, brown, etc., create a sense of space with a strong visual hierarchy; especially the flowing and jumping lines full of the charm of calligraphy and painting, not only create a rushing silver waterfall in the center of the picture. The majestic weather, watching quietly for a while, you can faintly hear the sound of water rushing in your ears, forming a contrasting and musical scene, which is quite similar to the atmosphere of Ma Yuan's "Tage Tu" in the Southern Song Dynasty. This work seems to be a metaphor for the cadenza that finally ushered in his artistic life, fully revealing Wu Dayu's supreme pursuit of enlightenment rather than work.
Wang Xingwei "Untitled (Masonry)"
《 The image combination of Untitled (Masonry)" is a "meaningless collocation", showing a meaningless sense of humor, revealing a sense of nonsense that is plausible and meaningless. He added himself into the picture, not only occupying the visual center, but also destroying the sense of sublime that should be in the visual center of classic images with a juggling gesture of "broken boulder in the chest". At the same time, the theme of Courbet's realism was also destroyed. and concepts.
hill Di "Two Camellias"
"Two Camellias" is a rare masterpiece handed down by Qiu Di in his mature period. It was created in 1939 and has played an important role in many important exhibitions of Qiu Di. The performance of flowers in the works is not limited to the depiction of details, but only retains the shape of the main body such as flowers and vases, and expresses subtle changes in light and color with delicate colors.
Zhou Chunya "Three Fighting Dogs"
The "Three Fighting Dogs" created in 2007 is a typical example of Zhou Chunya's "Green Dog" series in the mature period, and it is also a large-scale masterpiece that he has entered the second stage of breaking away from the original image of the German Shepherd. In the picture, "Three Fighting Dogs" inherits the blank composition of the Green Dog series, easily balances the space performance and narrative of the scene, and leaves enough stage for the protagonist's portrayal.
Lu Wing On "Vision"
Created in 2018, "Wishing" (Lot1229) is an important work in Lu Yongan's latest exhibition "Land of Cloud Dreams". The word "Yunmeng" originally referred to the hunting place of the kings of Chu State in the pre-Qin period, including plains, hills, mountains, forests and swamps. When later generations endowed the word with more meaning extensions, "Yunmeng" created a vast and vast expanse of depth and grandeur, which is endlessly imaginative. The land of clouds and dreams described by Lu Yongan is a world that integrates Chinese wisdom and Western abstract art.
Hao Quantity of "Bamboo Bone Spectrum (A Set of 14 Pieces)"
"Bamboo Bone Spectrum" was written in 2009, which lasted two years. There are fourteen pieces in seven groups, reflecting each other in twos, deep and quiet. Hao Liang's fine brushwork is solid and neat, which is the cornerstone of his creation. On top of the cornerstone, he uses form to capture meaning, and is good at hiding subtleties in subtlety. The work is unfolded in the traditional butterfly page format. Bamboo and bone are juxtaposed and intertextualized, which is a metaphor for human beings from life to death.
Ding Yanyong "Lady in Orange"
Beginning in 1965, artists began to create portraits. You Xi painted portraits for students. This "Orange Lady" is a representative example. The graceful lady in the painting should also be an important student of Ding Gong. In this work, the artist uses bright but light gamboge as the background, and then brushes vertically and vertically with galloping large brush strokes on the upper part of the background, easily suggesting the direction of indoor light, and then uses simple orange lines to accurately And quickly sketched the expression of the woman leaning on the table and sitting upright on the right side of the picture. The mottled and powerful brushstrokes in the back formed a strong contrast with the delicate and three-dimensional face of the figure. The artist briefly explained and compared the figure and spatial relationship.
Zhou Chunya "Spring Will Come Again"
Zhou Chunya His painting style has been described as a mixture of Western modernism, traditional Chinese painting and the socialist realism he learned in school. In Zhou Chunya's works, the most primitive instinct of a person becomes a kind of sincere impulse under the cover of peach blossoms, which cleanly guides the original nature at the bottom of the individual's heart, and expresses his love for his mother through almost primary colors. Candid attitude on the subject.
Ouyang Spring "Autism"
Autism " is of extraordinary significance. It is not only a record of the artist's staged creative process, a record of his own era, but also the most important representative work of the artist. The work presents the artist's typical pictorial structure, that is, there are documentary and fictional overlaps among the complicated elements. He expresses his spiritual reality and psychological perception at that time through two coexisting states, and also records thousands of microcosms in the mundane world. hope and no confession.
Qin Xuanfu "The Former Site of the Lushan Conference"
Qin Xuanfu He is the first generation of Chinese artists studying in France, an art historian, and an art educator. He has deeply participated in the establishment and transformation of Chinese modern art and is an important pioneer and pioneer. In terms of artistic style, "The Site of the Lushan Conference" is a post-impressionist painting that incorporates modern elements. This work is a milestone representative work of Qin Xuanfu in the late period. This work participated in the artist's centennial birthday exhibition and was published in the authoritative anthology.
Pang Xunqin's "Lakeside"
《 "Lakeside" was created in 1948. It is a landscape painting, with white walls and black tiles, waves and cloud shadows, which is a typical Jiangnan painting. Pang Xunqin was born in Changshu, Jiangsu in 1906. He is a famous arts and crafts artist and educator in my country, the founder of Chinese arts and crafts, and the founder of Jue Lan Society, a modern art group. It has a long and profound impact in history. His works integrate western painting techniques into the artistic conception of Chinese paintings, which not only have the color levels and composition pursuits of European oil paintings, but also are full of brushwork and artistic conception of Chinese paintings, as well as the elegance and freshness of traditional decorative arts.
Jin Shangyi's "Pei Pei"
"Pei Pei" is Mr. Jin Shangyi's firm step towards the modernist painting style, which is completely different from "Tajik Bride" 30 years ago. The strict modeling and high-level generalization of realistic oil painting for the object; the work pursues the formal factors of the picture-color, line, picture structure, language expression-this is the internal factor of painting that is separated from the model object.
Wang Huaiqing "The Door"
1998 "The Door", which was completed in 1999, is a masterpiece of Wang Huaiqing's mature period of creation in the 1990s, and a natural extension of Wang Huaiqing's early creation of folk houses. The two slanted lacquered gates in the picture are full of cracks and spots due to years of wind and sun, which are not only full of reality, but also full of a sense of grandeur inherent in time , finally leading the audience through the ancient gate into a place of beauty full of sublime.
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